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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
  • Apr 11

    Littler Shareholders Maury Baskin and Michael Lotito Testify at NLRB Public Meeting

    Littler Shareholders Maury Baskin and Michael Lotito Testify at NLRB Public Meeting
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman Nearly 50 speakers have or are slated to testify during the National Labor Relations Board’s 2-day public meeting on the proposed expedited or “ambush” election rule. The Board…
  • Apr 10

    Congress: Heal Thyself

    Congress: Heal Thyself
    David N. Goldman Many private employers, and the agencies under the federal executive branch, provide regular sexual harassment training to their employees.  Yet, one notable employer, the United States Congress, does…
  • Apr 10

    House Committee Advances Bills Seeking to Block NLRB Election Rule

    House Committee Advances Bills Seeking to Block NLRB Election Rule
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman During a Wednesday markup session, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce voted along party lines in favor of sending to the House floor two bills that would effectively prevent the National…
Rank this Week: 3947

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/
  • Apr 10

    What is Work?

    What is Work?
    “I have to go to work.”  “Work was tough today.”  “I don’t get paid enough for the work I do.” We make these or similar statements and we’ve all heard them.  But what do they…
  • Mar 19

    6 Tips for Employers When Faced with Religious Exemption Request

    6 Tips for Employers When Faced with Religious Exemption Request
    In recent years, the number of complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) regarding religious discrimination has dramatically increased.  According to the EEOC, there were 1,709 complaints of…
  • Mar 10

    How Do Employers Prepare for the PPACA?

    How Do Employers Prepare for the PPACA?
    I was recently invited to participate in a podcast with the Human Capital Institute (HCI).  HCI just completed a research study with HR professionals on their levels of preparedness and concern for the Patient Protection and Affordable…
Rank this Week: 2693

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/
  • Apr 10

    Coworking Part 4: Managing Employee

    Coworking Part 4: Managing Employee
    In my recent blog posts, I discussed the emerging importance of coworking spaces in the post-industrial workforce and some of the risks around data security and privacy, as well as interpersonal employment law risks.  In this next part…
  • Apr 1

    Legal Services in the Modern Workplace

    Legal Services in the Modern Workplace
    March 2014 was one heck of a month for me.  On March 1, my friend and colleague, Inna Koldorf, and I launched our new law firm, Koldorf Stam LLP.  After 10 years of practice, nearly 7 years at Baker & McKenzie, one of the…
  • Feb 26

    Coworking Part 3: Interpersonal Employment Law Risk

    Coworking Part 3: Interpersonal Employment Law Risk
    In my last blog posts (here and here), I discussed the emerging importance of coworking spaces in the post-industrial workforce and some of the risks around data security and privacy.  In this part three of the series, I set out some of…
Rank this Week: 4988

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, whistleblower protection, and wage and hour laws. By Maine Employee Rights Group.

http://www.maineemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    Paid sick and family leave laws are continuing to spread

    Paid sick and family leave laws are continuing to spread
    In most places in the United States, including Maine, employers do not have to provide paid leave to employees who need to take time off from work because they are sick, to care for a sick family member with, or to care for a newborn…
  • Mar 31

    Maine federal court rules against F.W. Webb in disability discrimination and medical leave case

    Maine federal court rules against F.W. Webb in disability discrimination and medical leave case
    In a case that the Maine Employee Rights Group (MERG) filed against F.W. Webb Co., the U.S. District Court of Maine has found that a jury could reasonably conclude that in 2009 F.W. Webb unlawfully fired Mr. Crosby, a former truck driver…
  • Mar 28

    First Circuit rules that sex discrimination case against fire department may proceed

    First Circuit rules that sex discrimination case against fire department may proceed
    The U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over Maine, other New England states, and Puerto Rico, today reversed the decision of a Puerto Rico court and held that a sex discrimination lawsuit against a Puerto Rico fire…
Rank this Week: 4895

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/pct-law-group-legal-insights/
Rank this Week: 2716

Great Work!

Great Work!

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

http://ralawemployment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4878

Social Media Employment Law Blog

Social Media Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.socialmediaemploymentlawblog.com
  • Apr 7

    Another Federal Player in the Social Media Sandbox

    Another Federal Player in the Social Media Sandbox
    There seems to be room in the sandbox for lots of people to play.   Recent recesses have seen the NLRB dominate the discourse over the do’s and don’ts when it comes to social media and employment law.   But…
  • Mar 26

    Twitter Now Too?

    Twitter Now Too?
    Do you generally like what you see in this blog?   Do you feel the blog posts are informative and, occasionally, entertaining?   I have decided to jump into the world of Twitter to comment on trends and developments in the…
  • Mar 24

    Yes, Disclosures On Social Media Are Still Disclosure

    Yes, Disclosures On Social Media Are Still Disclosure
    You can’t make this stuff up. Have you read this one?  I can’t blame you if you haven’t.  Between the serious and tragic stories dominating the news from Malaysia and Russia, this little employment law nugget snuck…
Rank this Week: 4091

Nolo's Employment Law Blog

Nolo's Employment Law Blog

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

http://blog.nolo.com/employment/
  • Apr 7

    EEOC Issues Q&A on Religious Accommodation

    EEOC Issues Q&A on Religious Accommodation
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued the latest in its question-and-answer series, Religious Garb and Grooming Requirements in the Workplace: Rights and Responsibilities. I am a big fan of the EEOC’s…
  • Apr 1

    Supreme Court: Severance Pay is Subject to FICA Tax

    Supreme Court: Severance Pay is Subject to FICA Tax
    Last week, the Supreme Court decided a case about how severance pay must be treated for tax purposes. The employer in the case (United States v. Quality Stores) had declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The employer provided severance pay in two…
  • Mar 26

    Overtime Changes? Not So Fast

    Overtime Changes? Not So Fast
    A couple of weeks ago, news outlets across the country were sounding the alarm — or singing Hail to the Chief — over what many of them referred to as an “order” or a “new rule” from President Obama about…
Rank this Week: 2744

Whistleblower Protection Law Blog

Whistleblower Protection Law Blog

Provides news and commentary on developments in whistleblower protection law. By Jason Zuckerman.

http://whistleblower-protection-law.com/
Rank this Week: 2560

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination and sexual harassment cases. By Phillips & Associates.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3481

Oakland Employment Attorneys Blog

Oakland Employment Attorneys Blog

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

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

    The California Supreme Court and the fate of Class Action

    The California Supreme Court and the fate of Class Action
    The California Supreme Court heard oral argument on April 3, 2014, in a case that is  likely to significantly shape the landscape of class actions in both state and federal court:  Iskanian v. CLS Transportation, No. S204032.…
  • Mar 6

    The Profoundly Negative Impact of Arbitration on Workers’ Right

    The Profoundly Negative Impact of Arbitration on Workers’ Right
    Lawyers who represent employers regularly argue that there is no real difference between arbitration and jury trials.  They contend that arbitration does not affect the outcomes of cases.  And, it is “cheap and quick,”…
  • Mar 5

    Hunter Pyle to teach Employment Law at Berkeley Law in Fall 2014

    Hunter Pyle to teach Employment Law at Berkeley Law in Fall 2014
    Hunter Pyle (along with Todd Jackson of Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, P.C.) will be teaching the Employment Law course at Berkeley Law during the Fall 2014 semester.
Rank this Week: 2519

National Police and Fire Labor…

National Police and Fire Labor Blog

Covers legal developments concerning law enforcement and firefighter labor law. By Cline and Associates.

http://www.nationalpoliceandfirelaborblog.com
Rank this Week: 3741

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • Apr 4

    Your Summary Plan Description Must be Updated Every Five Year

    Your Summary Plan Description Must be Updated Every Five Year
    By Wally Miller, Attorney From an employee’s point of view, the most important document relating to an employee benefit plan (and in many cases, the only plan document of which the employee is aware) is the Summary Plan Description…
  • Mar 18

    IRS Issues New Guidance on Affordable Care Act Employer “Play-or-Pay” Mandate

    IRS Issues New Guidance on Affordable Care Act Employer “Play-or-Pay” Mandate
    By Wally Miller, Attorney A core provision of the Affordable Care Act (”ACA”) is its employer-shared responsibility mandate (also known as “play-or-pay”). This component of the ACA requires an employer having 50 or…
  • Oct 29

    Upcoming OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Training

    Upcoming OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Training
    By Brian King, Attorney In May 2012, federal OSHA enacted significant changes to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard( HCS) program . The applicable regulations are found at 29 CFR 1910.1200 and require chemical manufacturers and employers…
Rank this Week: 3192

Tennessee Labor Talk

Tennessee Labor Talk

By Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.

http://www.tennesseelabortalk.com
Rank this Week: 3962

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

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

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

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

    Supreme Court Clarifies that Severance Payments are Taxable

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

    Employers Can Still Discipline Employees for Legal Drug Use

    Employers Can Still Discipline Employees for Legal Drug Use
    Jennifer E. Will, a Member in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania was recently featured on WGAL News Channel 8 in a feature regarding employers' rights to discipline…
Rank this Week: 4440

Massachusetts Employment Law

Massachusetts Employment Law

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

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

    Sexual Harassment at Car Dealership

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

    Cleaning Company Ordered to Pay Overtime to Worker

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

    Why You Need a Will: Ten Great Reason

    Why You Need a Will: Ten Great Reason
    Estate Planning Matters You know you need a will. You’ve managed to put estate planning off for years. Not because it wasn’t important, but other things were your priority. Like getting the kids to soccer practice. Or making it to…
Rank this Week: 3708

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

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

http://joblaw.ca/blog/
  • Apr 3

    Less Money for Dismissal in Tough Economic Times?

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

    Constructively Dismissed Employee Not Required to Return to Work

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

    Failure to Mitigate Defeats Dismissal Claim

    Failure to Mitigate Defeats Dismissal Claim
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.caIn yet another reported wrongful dismissal case, a B.C. Court has minimized the damages of a dismissed employee because of a failure to…
Rank this Week: 3207

Employment & the Law

Employment & the Law

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

http://employmentandthelaw.com/
  • Apr 2

    The Ninth Circuit Said What About Designating FMLA Leave?

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

    Meeting the New ADOSH Director

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

    It’s THAT Time of Year Again…

    It’s THAT Time of Year Again…
    December is the time for so many things. In Arizona, it’s when I actually start wearing my winter coat* (although, I’ll admit it got cold a little early this year). It is time to decorate the house for the holidays ……
Rank this Week: 3583

National Whistleblower

National Whistleblower

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Halifax Settles with the Government for $85 Million

    Halifax Settles with the Government for $85 Million
    According to the Department of Justice, Halifax, a Florida hospital system, agreed to pay $85 million to settle claims that it violated the False Claims Act when it submitted claims for payment to the Government that were in violation of…
Rank this Week: 2674

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Covers quirky questions in employment law. By Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • Mar 31

    QUIRKY QUESTION # 224, The De Minimis Defense to Off the Clock Work Claim

    QUIRKY QUESTION # 224, The De Minimis Defense to Off the Clock Work Claim
    Question: We have an employee who is claiming that he should be paid for time cleaning up his work station after logging out of our electronic time keeping system each night.  Literally, he spends one or two minutes straightening his…
  • Mar 27

    Quirky Question #223, Meal Periods Outside California

    Quirky Question #223, Meal Periods Outside California
    Question: We have offices in 13 states, a headquarters in Iowa and a manufacturing facility in Alaska.  Several employees have used our “open suggestion box” to request that we allow them to work through lunch so they can go…
  • Feb 28

    Quirky Question # 222, Seats in the Workplace

    Quirky Question # 222, Seats in the Workplace
    Question: We are a retail store.  An employee in the warehouse requested an assigned chair to sit on when he is between tasks.  Must we comply with this request in our California locations? Dorsey’s Analysis: By Jessica…
Rank this Week: 2474

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

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

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4456

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

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

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2820

The FEHA Blog

The FEHA Blog

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

http://www.fehablog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Same-Gender Harassment: Win Some, Lose Some

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

    Service Animal

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

    How Not to Act in a Deposition

    How Not to Act in a Deposition
    Justin Bieber demonstrates how not to act in a deposition. What a self-absorbed idiot. I wonder why his lawyers are empowering him by allowing him to act this way. If Justin were my client acting this way in a deposition, he would have to get…
Rank this Week: 3169

Labor Relations Update

Labor Relations Update

By Proskauer Rose LLP.

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

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

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

    Advice, Anyone?

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

    Advice, Anyone?

    Advice, Anyone?
    The NLRB General Counsel has issued a memorandum setting out those cases and issues he wants sent from the regional offices to the Division of Advice in Washington, DC.  The Division of Advice, as the name suggests, is the arm of the…
Rank this Week: 4135

Texas Employer Handbook

Texas Employer Handbook

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

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

    Employment Law 101: Bonuse

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

    Employer Handbook: Age Discrimination

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

    Employment Law 101: I-9 Form

    Employment Law 101: I-9 Form
    Who, What, Why . . . Who Does It Apply To: All business owners hiring employees to work within the United States. What Is An I-9 Form: Hopefully, you are all familiar with the I-9 Form. All employers are required to complete one for all new…
Rank this Week: 2680

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

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

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

    Penaltie

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

    Settlement confidentiality

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

    Civil collaborative law

    Civil collaborative law
    Collaborative law has firmly established itself in the family law arena, where parties (and attorneys) are often willing to commit in advance to do everything they can to resolve divorce cases out of court. Not so much on the civil side,…
Rank this Week: 4179

Trust Matters Most

Trust Matters Most

Covers family law, divorce, bankruptcy, and specific Pennsylvania law changes. By Reese, Samley, Wagenseller, Mecum & Longer, P.C.

http://www.trustmattersmost.com/blog
  • Mar 21

    Why Does Divorce Skyrocket from January to March?

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

    Schools Required to Bus Children to Both Divorced Parents’ House

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

    5 Ways to Hurt Your Divorce with Social Media

    5 Ways to Hurt Your Divorce with Social Media
    “It’s better to be safe than sorry,” the adage goes. It’s especially true when it comes to legal issues like divorce – particularly in contentious cases.  Studies over the past 5 years have tied social media…
Rank this Week: 2488

Allegedly A Blog of Michigan law…

Allegedly A Blog of Michigan law and other legal miscellany

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

http://www.tdafoe.com/
Rank this Week: 2544

Jones & Jones Blog

Jones & Jones Blog

Covers personal injury trial law and labor and employment law .

http://www.joneslawyers.com/blog/
  • Mar 17

    GM Ignition Switch Recall

    GM Ignition Switch Recall
    GM Safety Recall General Motors has issued a safety recall 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5, 2003-2007 Saturn Ion, 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHR, 2005-2006 Pontiac Pursuit (Canada), 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice and 2007 Saturn Sky vehicles…
  • Mar 7

    Fatal Car Accidents, Texas Lawyer

    Fatal Car Accidents, Texas Lawyer
    Traffic  Fatalities One cannot turn on the news without learning of another fatal car accident.  Thankfully, we are usually comforted to know that none of our family members or people we know were involved in the fatal…
  • Dec 22

    Impersonating Someone Online, Joke or Crime in Texas?

    Impersonating Someone Online, Joke or Crime in Texas?
    Online Impersonation Is it a joke or a crime to impersonate someone online in Texas?  We have all seen social media accounts pretending to be someone else and heard stories of people on dating sites pretending to be someone else. …
Rank this Week: 4079

Managing OSHA

Managing OSHA

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

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

    Disciplining an Injured Employee for Violating a Safety Rule

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

    Disciplining an Injured Employee for Violating a Safety Rule

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

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

    OSHA Inspectors Focusing on Hazards to Temporary Workers – How Employers Can Prepare
    This past year, OSHA launched an enforcement initiative focused on improving safety for temporary workers. The initiative references an OSHA memorandum (the April Memo) from former Deputy Assistant Secretary Richard Fairfax, which serves as…
Rank this Week: 2730

California Employment and HR Law…

California Employment and HR Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    New requirement to keep Responsible Party Information Current with the IRS

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

    Robert’s Rules of Order

    Robert’s Rules of Order
    In my work with nonprofits, I’m always surprised by the requirement in their bylaws for the use of the parliamentary procedure known as Robert’s Rules of Order, which can be abused and are very difficult to follow/navigate. Many,…
Rank this Week: 3017

Atlanta Overtime Lawyers Blog

Atlanta Overtime Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.atlantaovertimelawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 10

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

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

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

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

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

    Court Approves Stripper's $8 Million Dollar Settlement With Penthouse Executive Club
    On January 14, 2014, a New York District Court approved a settlement on behalf of strippers who worked at the Penthouse Executive Club. The strippers had filed the lawsuit alleging that the club misclassified the dancers as independent…
Rank this Week: 3255

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Mar 7

    Are Confidentiality Provisions in Settlement Agreements Enforceable?

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

    What’s the Deal with Alternative Workweeks?

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

    Am I Entitled to Holiday Pay?

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

Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.pa-nj-employmentlaw.com/
  • Mar 6

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

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

    College Football Players Attempt to Unionize

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

    NFL Cheerleaders file FLSA Claim

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

San Francisco Bay Area Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sfbayareaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3257

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: 4717

Aaron Morris' Business Law Alert

Aaron Morris' Business Law Alert

Provides information and insight for businesses.

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

    Morris & Stone Wins $1.5 Million for Internet Defamation Victim

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

    Simple Legal Concept Eludes Many Attorney

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

    Simple Legal Concept Alludes Many Attorney

    Simple Legal Concept Alludes Many Attorney
    The case of former Desperate Housewife, Nicolette Sheridan, illustrates a simple legal concept that escapes many attorneys and their clients. Your case has to make sense.
Rank this Week: 4221

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

By The Ottinger Firm, P.C.

http://newyorkemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 4

    Working While Black: Man Arrested for Trespassing at Work

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

    Women’s Rights Advocate Arrested for Under Paying Her Nanny

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

    Religious Discrimination over Circumcision

    Religious Discrimination over Circumcision
    San Francisco is probably one of the most open-minded and accepting places in America. But part of the feel good culture includes a resistance to anything that looks evil or painful (tattoos and body piercing excepted). Circumcision is not…
Rank this Week: 2550

Alabama Employment Law Blog

Alabama Employment Law Blog

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

http://birminghamemploymentlawyer.com/
  • Dec 17

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

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

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

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

    EEOC Files Lawsuit Against Alabama Corporation for Race Discrimination

    EEOC Files Lawsuit Against Alabama Corporation for Race Discrimination
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently filed a lawsuit against Olympia Construction, an Alabama company that develops houses for families and senior citizens  throughout the South. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, in…
Rank this Week: 4009

Washington Public Sector Labor…

Washington Public Sector Labor Negotiations Blog

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

http://www.washingtonpublicsectorlabornegotiationsblog.com/
  • Dec 9

    More Positive Outlook for Contract Negotiations as Economy Appears to Gather Some Momentum Going into 2014

    More Positive Outlook for Contract Negotiations as Economy Appears to Gather Some Momentum Going into 2014
    By Jim Cline Most of our recent blogs on economic developments have emphasized the modest nature of recent economic improvement, but a series of reports over the past few weeks have signaled that the economy may, at last, be gathering a bit…
  • Dec 6

    Why Does the Fed Keep Missing Its 2% Inflation Target?

    Why Does the Fed Keep Missing Its 2% Inflation Target?
    By Jim Cline Last week, we reported the sudden drop in the National and Seattle CPI numbers and also discussed the potential impact on 2014 and 2015 negotiations.  In October, we had also written about the 2% inflation target established…
  • Dec 4

    How Will the Lower Inflation Rate Affect Negotiations?

    How Will the Lower Inflation Rate Affect Negotiations?
    By Jim Cline, Kate Kremer and Chris Casillas In our last blog, we reported the significant drop in inflation reported in the October CPI report. With current CPI standing at 0.8% and 0.6% for the “All-Cities” and Seattle index,…
Rank this Week: 3746

Kentucky Employment Lawyer Blog

Kentucky Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment law. By Theodore Walton.

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

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

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

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

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

    Teenagers, Summer Jobs, & Sexual Harassment

    Teenagers, Summer Jobs, & Sexual Harassment
    Most schools in Kentucky and across the country are about to begin their summer break. For many teenagers this will mean summer jobs. Summer jobs can provide great opportunities for young people to take on additional responsibility, learn,…
Rank this Week: 2661

Employment Advisory Blog

Employment Advisory Blog

By Stephens Law Firm.

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

    Common Handbook Mistakes #4

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

    Common Handbook Mistakes #3

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

    Common Handbook Mistakes #2

    Common Handbook Mistakes #2
    I know this next handbook mistake is going to make everyone think that I am related to the Grinch that [...]The post Common Handbook Mistakes #2 appeared first on Stephens Law Firm.
Rank this Week: 2621

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

Coves employment law. By Smith Eibeler, LLC.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3396

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Quintilone & Associates Blog

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

http://quintilonelaw.net/blog
Rank this Week: 4055

Wisconsin-Consumer Blog

Wisconsin-Consumer Blog

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

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

    Unlawful Debt Collection by Text Message

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

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

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

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

    Wisconsin Workers Will Find it Harder to Get and Keep Unemployment Benefits in 2013
    Wisconsin’s Joint Finance Committee recently approved a modification to the state budget bill, 2013 Assembly Bill 40, for 2013-2015 that substantially curtails unemployment benefits to Wisconsin workers. The modification broadens the…
Rank this Week: 3914