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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/
  • Aug 13

    New Jersey Bans the Box

    New Jersey Bans the Box
    This post is authored by Janice G. Dubler. Janice concentrates her practice on employment litigation, the development of employment policies and providing counsel to clients on litigation avoidance. She can be reached at jdubler@mmwr.com or…
  • Jun 12

    Foreign Work-Related Laws: Don’t Forget to Do the Dishe

    Foreign Work-Related Laws: Don’t Forget to Do the Dishe
    There are currently 196 countries in the world (including Taiwan) and no two have identical laws or legal systems. Take, for example, a draft law in Spain that would require children to help with household chores.  A child’s…
  • Jun 6

    Telecommuting – A Reasonable Accommodation?

    Telecommuting – A Reasonable Accommodation?
    With today’s advances in technology, more employers have discovered the benefits of permitting employees to work from home – a.k.a telecommuting.  However, the question becomes: When does an employer have to provide a…
Rank this Week: 3235

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/
  • Aug 13

    Employment Contracts (whether you like them or not)

    Employment Contracts (whether you like them or not)
    At the end of August, our new law firm will be half a year old.  After a decade of practicing law in other peoples’ firms, I have to say, being the owner of the business is even better than I had expected.  It’s not…
  • Jul 30

    Human Rights During the Job Interview

    Human Rights During the Job Interview
    Most companies know which are some of the obviously dangerous questions to ask during a job interview.  Are you planning to have children (i.e. many expensive parental leaves)?  Do you have a happy (i.e. stable) marriage? Are you…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4442

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

Covers wage and hour law. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.wagehourlitigation.com
  • Aug 13

    No Bones About It: Courts Within Second Circuit Continue to Dismiss “Bare Bones” FLSA Complaint

    No Bones About It: Courts Within Second Circuit Continue to Dismiss “Bare Bones” FLSA Complaint
    Co-authored by Robert S. Whitman and Howard M. Wexler Last summer, the Second Circuit issued a flurry of decisions clarifying the pleading standard in FLSA cases.  In one of those cases, Dejesus v. HF Management Services, LLC, the court…
  • Aug 11

    Seyfarth Shaw Attorneys Update Definitive Guide to Litigating Wage & Hour Lawsuit

    Seyfarth Shaw Attorneys Update Definitive Guide to Litigating Wage & Hour Lawsuit
    By Seyfarth Shaw LLP Leading employment law firm Seyfarth Shaw has updated its definitive guide to the litigation of wage and hour lawsuits. Co-authored by three Seyfarth partners and edited by the chair of the firm’s national wage-hour…
  • Aug 6

    Two Days Left to Vote for the Wage & Hour Litigation Blog

    Two Days Left to Vote for the Wage & Hour Litigation Blog
    Many of our blog’s authors are from Chicago, where it is said we “vote early and vote often.” You may not be able to vote early, and we don’t (necessarily) advocate that you vote often (nudge, nudge; wink, wink). But…
Rank this Week: 4583

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Your Summary Plan Description Must be Updated Every Five Year

    Your Summary Plan Description Must be Updated Every Five Year
    By Wally Miller, Attorney From an employee’s point of view, the most important document relating to an employee benefit plan (and in many cases, the only plan document of which the employee is aware) is the Summary Plan Description…
Rank this Week: 3519

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues in Nebraska.

http://www.knudsenlaw.com/our-blog/
  • 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…
  • Jul 28

    New Executive order prohibits LGBT discrimination by federal contractor

    New Executive order prohibits LGBT discrimination by federal contractor
    Last week,  President Obama issued an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Federal contractors or federally-assisted contractors and subcontractors…
Rank this Week: 4623

Southwest Florida Employment Law…

Southwest Florida Employment Law Blog

Covers discrimination, employee benefits, terminations, leave policies, unions, and wages & overtime. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.swflemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Self-Driving Lawsuits?

    Self-Driving Lawsuits?
    Here’s a novel question for you: What do so-called “autonomous” cars have in common with class action federal employment discrimination lawsuits? As an admitted car guy, I am often taken to drawing parallels between the…
  • Jul 28

    What to Expect When Your Employee is Expecting

    What to Expect When Your Employee is Expecting
    This month, the EEOC issued its controversial Enforcement Guidance: Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues. Of course, we all knew that pregnancy discrimination was unlawful, but did you know that according to the EEOC Guidance: Many…
  • Jul 8

    Employment Law IQ: Nursing Mothers in the Workplace

    Employment Law IQ: Nursing Mothers in the Workplace
    Consider this scenario: Eve is employed as a counter person at Cars-R-Us, an auto parts store with twenty employees. Eve recently returned to work after giving birth. She asked Cars-R-Us for periodic breaks to express her breast milk. She…
Rank this Week: 4018

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

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

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4844

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

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

http://www.wbb-law.com/multimedia/blog
Rank this Week: 4711

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: 4627

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/
  • Aug 6

    Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegation

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

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

    Shipping Company To Pay $9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegation
    Hawaiian cargo container shipping company, Matson Navigation Co., has agreed to pay the United States $9 million to resolve allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act (FCA). The lawsuit, filed in 2010 by a freight consultant,…
  • Jul 25

    2013 Was a Record Year for the False Claims Act

    2013 Was a Record Year for the False Claims Act
    According to Department of Justice (DOJ) statistics, 2013 saw a record number of relator-initiated (“qui tam”) False Claims Act lawsuits. According to the numbers, 753 new qui tam actions were filed between October 1,…
Rank this Week: 3222

Health Employment And Labor

Health Employment And Labor

Covers labor and employment law for the healthcare industry. By Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

http://www.healthemploymentandlabor.com/
Rank this Week: 2935

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/
  • Aug 4

    U.S. Supreme Court and Department of Labor Provide New Guidelines for ESOP Trustee

    U.S. Supreme Court and Department of Labor Provide New Guidelines for ESOP Trustee
    A recent court decisions and the Settlement Agreement in a Department of Labor (DOL) enforcement action against an institutional ESOP trustee provide new guidelines for trustees and other ESOP fiduciaries involved in the purchase or sale of…
  • Aug 4

    U.S. Supreme Court and Department of Labor Provide New Guidelines for ESOP Trustee

    U.S. Supreme Court and Department of Labor Provide New Guidelines for ESOP Trustee
    A recent court decisions and the Settlement Agreement in a Department of Labor (DOL) enforcement action against an institutional ESOP trustee provide new guidelines for trustees and other ESOP fiduciaries involved in the purchase or sale of…
  • Jul 30

    Does everyone want to be an owner?

    Does everyone want to be an owner?
    In theory, employee ownership through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is an almost perfect idea, since it benefits employees and businesses equally and simultaneously. Shares are allocated to, rather than purchased by, the employees,…
Rank this Week: 3013

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment agreements, employment discrimination and compensation issues. By Salvatore Gangemi of Salon Marrow.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    Legislative Alert: New York State Extends Anti-Discrimination Law Protections to Intern

    Legislative Alert: New York State Extends Anti-Discrimination Law Protections to Intern
    Governor Cuomo has signed legislation extending coverage of the New York State Human Rights Law (“NYSHRL”) to unpaid interns.  In March 2014, we wrote about the New York City Council’s decision to amend the New York…
  • Jul 28

    EEOC Issues Broad Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

    EEOC Issues Broad Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination
    Earlier this month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new Enforcement Guidance applicable to the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), concerning pregnancy-related…
  • Apr 15

    Federal Court in New York Certifies Class of “Writers” Seeking Overtime Pay

    Federal Court in New York Certifies Class of “Writers” Seeking Overtime Pay
    Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and New York State Labor Law, employees who work more than forty (40) hours in a workweek are entitled to overtime pay unless they are considered exempt.  An employee is considered exempt if they…
Rank this Week: 4756

Washington Public Sector Labor…

Washington Public Sector Labor Negotiations Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Fed Research Paper Suggests Possible Rise in Inflation

    Fed Research Paper Suggests Possible Rise in Inflation
    By Jim Cline A just released paper from the Federal Reserve Bank points to a possible upward drift in the inflation rate. As we last reported, the Seattle bimonthly numbers had reached 2.6% and the national numbers were reported at 2.0%. We…
Rank this Week: 2783

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/
  • Jul 30

    The General Counsel of the NLRB Opens the Door for Franchisors to be Liable for the Actions of their Franchisee

    The General Counsel of the NLRB Opens the Door for Franchisors to be Liable for the Actions of their Franchisee
    By Ashley T. Kasarjian, Michael J. Coccaro and Gerard Morales In a directive that has rocked the franchise world, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”) Office of the General Counsel determined…
  • Jul 17

    For the Arizonans – Fantastic Local Organization

    For the Arizonans – Fantastic Local Organization
    As readers of Employment and the Law know, I try to focus the blog posts on issues that impact Arizonans the most. After posting several years worth of employment law articles and best practices (where has time gone??), I wanted ……
  • Jul 15

    Labor and Employment State Bar Convention

    Labor and Employment State Bar Convention
    There are so many big developments in employment law that I feel like I am playing catch-up with my posts, but I couldn’t skip the post about the Labor and Employment Section’s all-day seminar at the State Bar Convention in…
Rank this Week: 4770

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/
  • Jul 30

    Same-Sex Sexual Harassment Claims: Just as Powerful as Opposite-sex Harassment Claim

    Same-Sex Sexual Harassment Claims: Just as Powerful as Opposite-sex Harassment Claim
    The right to work in an environment free from sexual or gender based harassment is a federal and California civil right. Sexual harassment includes the the unwanted and unwelcomed visual, verbal or physical conduct that is sex-based or of a…
  • Jun 13

    California Labor Law Update: Sexual Harassment Protection

    California Labor Law Update: Sexual Harassment Protection
    Every year, the California legislature passes new employment laws or amendments to already existing laws. These new laws and amendments directly impact the employer-employee relationship as well as impacts the way an employer conducts…
  • Apr 21

    Sheldon Cooper on How Not to Behave in Court

    Sheldon Cooper on How Not to Behave in Court
    While this video isn’t about employment law, it does demonstrate improper courtroom demeanor. Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons of the Big Bang Theory) decides to insult a traffic court judge and finds himself in contempt. Hilarious.
Rank this Week: 3675

Working the Law: News and Views on…

Working the Law: News and Views on Employment Issues

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

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

    Meal Breaks: To Pay or Not to Pay?

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

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

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

    Whistle Blowers and Massachusetts Law

    Whistle Blowers and Massachusetts Law
    When an employee decides it’s time to blow the whistle on employer misconduct or that of a fellow worker, employees are well advised to do a bit of homework first. While it certainly seems like whistle blowers should be protected by the…
Rank this Week: 4198

Wisconsin-Consumer Blog

Wisconsin-Consumer Blog

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

http://wisconsin-consumer.com/
  • Jul 30

    July 30th National Whistleblower Appreciation Day

    July 30th National Whistleblower Appreciation Day
    Today, July 30th, is National Whistleblower Appreciation Day as designated by Senate Resolution 202 (published in the Congressional Record Vol. 159, No. 111, p. S6078). Text of Resolution 202 The resolution is based on the first whistleblower…
  • Oct 22

    Unlawful Debt Collection by Text Message

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

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

    Home Care Workers Can Now Get Minimum Wage & Overtime Pay Protection
    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued a final rule on September 17, 2013, that extends the minimum wage and overtime pay protections to direct home care worker’s that provide essential home care assistance…
Rank this Week: 2701

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg,…

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg, LLC Blog

Covers employment law and bankruptcy.

http://www.goldsteinandclegglaw.com/index.php/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Sexual Harassment is real and should not be tolerated at work no matter what your age

    Sexual Harassment is real and should not be tolerated at work no matter what your age
    Sexual Harassment in the workplace is a real concern for many employees.  It is not simply someone being over sensitive.  As a matter for fact, according to a 2003 study by the Sexual Harassment Education Project (SHEP), 77% of…
  • Jun 16

    Can your employer challenge your unemployment?

    Can your employer challenge your unemployment?
    Losing a job is a traumatic enough experience to go through on its own. You start to wonder did I do something wrong? Could I have done something that would have changed the situation? Was I singled out because of some personal characteristic…
  • May 29

    How to protect your job

    How to protect your job
    Regardless of your best efforts, you may encounter a time where you feel as though your job is in jeopardy and/or you are being discriminated against, due to your race, religion, physical or mental disability or even sexual…
Rank this Week: 4826

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/
  • Jul 28

    Theft and Just Cause: Better Prove It!

    Theft and Just Cause: Better Prove It!
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Is theft just cause for termination of employment in Canada?  It might be.  But employers looking to support a just cause case with…
  • Jun 23

    LGBTQ Workplace Issue

    LGBTQ Workplace Issue
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca It is Worldpride Week in Toronto, the first Worldpride celebration held outside of North America and one of the largest in the world of its…
  • Jun 5

    Huge Aggravated Damages Awards For Reprehensible Conduct Upheld

    Huge Aggravated Damages Awards For Reprehensible Conduct Upheld
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Punitive and aggravated damages in employment cases are alive and well in Canada, thanks to a recent decision of the Ontario Court of…
Rank this Week: 3576

New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

Covers employment and discrimination issues related to civil service. By the Law Offices of Kevin P. Sheerin.

http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com/
  • Jul 28

    Permanent Teacher's termination reversed by NYC Appeals Court

    Permanent Teacher's termination reversed by NYC Appeals Court
    The Petitioner was a teacher with the NYC DOE for 21 years. He received "S" ratings for his first 18 years.  He was assigned a classroom with children performing 2 to 3 years below grade level.  The teacher requested an aide or…
  • Jul 25

    Probationary Assistant Principal's Article 78 Appealing U Rating denied.

    Probationary Assistant Principal's Article 78 Appealing U Rating denied.
     A New York City High School teacher resigned in 2008 for personal reasons.  He was brought back as a probationary assistant principal.  While assistant principal he was charged for two incidents of misconduct.  He was…
  • Jul 25

    Article 78 versus ECB granted

    Article 78 versus ECB granted
     After an ECB hearing 50 West Realty Company LP was fined $500 for changing its building to a use inconsistent with its 1992 CO.  The company filed an Article 78 to appeal.   An Article 78 filed for a decision after a hearing…
Rank this Week: 4773

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: 2699

Understanding Your Rights

Understanding Your Rights

By the Law Offices of Maya Risman, P.C. Focuses on employment issues in New York.

http://www.risman-law.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2940

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.minnesotalaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    What Benefits Does Your Business Offer Employees?

    What Benefits Does Your Business Offer Employees?
    Most employers provide the usual paid vacation time, paid sick time and other time off as required by law. However, some employers are trying something new to attract employees, specifically members of the millennial generation (born between…
  • Jul 17

    Is Your Business A "HEARTSafe" Business?

    Is Your Business A "HEARTSafe" Business?
    I went to an excellent training yesterday put on by the MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce. Coon Rapids Police Officer Bryan Platz was the speaker presenting on HEARTSafe Communities. The Program helps communities, organizations and businesses…
  • Jul 10

    Employers: Use Caution If You Ask An Employee Any Medical Question

    Employers: Use Caution If You Ask An Employee Any Medical Question
    We have all filled out those medical forms that ask “Have you or any of your family (mother, father, sister, brother) ever had any of the following…,” and then it goes on to list a variety of medical conditions including…
Rank this Week: 4370

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: 3570

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Covers wage and hour law developments. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.wagehourblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3818

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

Covers workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. By Arkady Itkin.

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Jul 16

    A Major Sacramento Healthcare Provider is Sued for Disability Discrimination

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

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

    Unemployment Benefits - Not Signing PIP/Warning is No Longer "Misconduct"
    This week, the California Supreme Court reversed a prior troubling decision where one appellate court held that an employee's refusal to sign an acknowledgment form that he received a warning or PIP notice is misconduct within the meaning of…
  • Jul 6

    Unemployment Appeals - A Trouble Decision Re Misconduct Reversed

    Unemployment Appeals - A Trouble Decision Re Misconduct Reversed
    This week, the California Supreme Court reversed a prior troubling decision where one appellate court held that an employee's refusal to sign an acknowledgment form that he received a warning or PIP notice is misconduct within the meaning of…
Rank this Week: 3910

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/
  • Jul 12

    Supreme Court Resuscitates Free Speech Protection

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

    Psst. . . How much are you making?

    Psst. . . How much are you making?
    This month, President Obama signed an Executive Order barring federal contractors from discriminating or retaliating against workers who discuss their salaries.    The impetus behind this executive order was to specifically…
  • Mar 21

    Employer’s Prompt Response Rebuffs Discrimination Claim

    Employer’s Prompt Response Rebuffs Discrimination Claim
    As an employment attorney representing workers, I often focus on the actions, or inactions, of management or human resources officials after an employee complains of discrimination or sexual harassment.  Oftentimes a plaintiff’s…
Rank this Week: 2729

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/
  • Jul 11

    California Court Finds Teacher Employment Statutes Unconstitutional

    California Court Finds Teacher Employment Statutes Unconstitutional
    By Felicity S. Hanks, Esq. (fhanks@hillwallack.com) and James M. Andris (Summer Associate) (jandris@hillwallack.com ) In a decision that has sparked interest from the beaches of Malibu to the beaches of Sea Isle, a Los Angeles County,…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 3644

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/
  • Jul 9

    Washington, D.C. Unemployment Appeal

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

    Quitting Your Job and Qualifying for Unemployment Benefits In Maryland

    Quitting Your Job and Qualifying for Unemployment Benefits In Maryland
    In Maryland, an individual who quits his or her job is typically disqualified from receiving unemployment insurance benefits – except when they can show that they had a very good reason for leaving their job. Under Maryland law, these…
  • Apr 23

    EEOC Rebuttal Statements in Maryland

    EEOC Rebuttal Statements in Maryland
    In the last several months, we have noticed a significant up-tick in the number of individuals who call us to represent them at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) or the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights…
Rank this Week: 4559

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: 3069

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    NFL Execs and Player Rank Nick Foles as Tier 2, Top 15 Quarterback

    NFL Execs and Player Rank Nick Foles as Tier 2, Top 15 Quarterback
    Nick Foles Rated 15th Best Quarterback in NFL by Those in the Know - Executives, Scouts and Players Say Nick Foles is the 15th Best Quarterback in the NFL and That Foles is Better Than Cam Newton, Jay Cutler and RGIIII believe you have to be…
  • Jul 1

    Winners and Losers in the Hotel Hobby Decision by SCOTUS

    Winners and Losers in the Hotel Hobby Decision by SCOTUS
    WHO ARE THE WINNERS AND WHO ARE THE LOSERS IN THE SUPREME COURT'S RECENT RULING THAT CLOSELY HELD COMPANIES DO NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR CONTRACEPTIVES PRESCRIBED TO THEIR FEMALE EMPLOYEES?  EXAMINING THE HOTEL LOBBY DECISIONIf you have an…
  • Jul 1

    The Majority Decision (Alito) and the Dissent (Bader Ginsberg) in the Supreme Court's Hotel Lobby Case

    The Majority Decision (Alito) and the Dissent (Bader Ginsberg) in the Supreme Court's Hotel Lobby Case
    Here is the Majority Decision Authored by Justice Alito in the Supreme Court's Hotel Hobby Birth Control CaseJustice Ginsberg obviously has very strong views of the majority decision in the Hotel Hobbies case, authored by Justice…
Rank this Week: 4199

Juz The Fax

Juz The Fax

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

http://juzthefax.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 1

    New York Increases Minimum Wage

    New York Increases Minimum Wage
    Effective as of December 31, 2013, New York State has increased its minimum wage to $8.00 per hour.  This is the first of three planned increases.  The New York minimum wage will again increase on December 31, 2014 to $8.75 per…
Rank this Week: 4434

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

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

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3669

Massachusetts & Connecticut…

Massachusetts & Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.maandctemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3307

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/
  • Jun 18

    Court Rules on Supervisor Liability in Employment Retaliation Claim

    Court Rules on Supervisor Liability in Employment Retaliation Claim
    The Hawaii Supreme Court has ruled that a worker can pursue discrimination and retaliation claims against his former employer - but not against his former supervisor in an individual capacity. In a 4-1 decision, justices determined in Lales…
  • Jun 10

    Business Partnerships in Boston: Protecting Your Interest

    Business Partnerships in Boston: Protecting Your Interest
    The formation of a business partnership can serve a multitude of purposes and be advantageous to all involved. Primarily, business partners can help to enrich each other with contributions including money, labor, property or skill. But…
  • Jun 4

    Boston Breach of Contract Claims Need Legal Intervention

    Boston Breach of Contract Claims Need Legal Intervention
    When companies contract with one another for the sale and purchase of goods, those documents can later be used to prove liability if either party does not uphold its agreement. If the seller fails to deliver, the buyer can sue. If the buyer…
Rank this Week: 4560

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
  • Jun 18

    California State Minimum Wage Change is Effective July 1, 2014

    California State Minimum Wage Change is Effective July 1, 2014
    Although many employees and employers are aware of the upcoming change to the California state minimum wage, for those not paying attention (no pun intended) the California state minimum wage will increase to $9 an hour…
  • May 29

    Duran v. US Bank: Supreme Court Reverses Judgment for Employees, Sets Methods of Proof in Class Action Trial

    Duran v. US Bank: Supreme Court Reverses Judgment for Employees, Sets Methods of Proof in Class Action Trial
    The California Supreme Court this morning issued its decision in teh much anticipated Duran v. US Bank, N.A. The decision reverses the judgment for the plaintiffs. We will have more comments, but the Court’s introduction reads as…
  • Nov 5

    Update on Employment Laws for 2014

    Update on Employment Laws for 2014
    Wage & Hour Updates Minimum Wage Assembly Bill (“AB”) 10 raises California’s current minimum wage of $8 per hour by two, one-dollar increments: to $9 per hour effective July 1, 2014, and to $10 per hour effective January…
Rank this Week: 2952

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: 3148

Social Media Employment Law Blog

Social Media Employment Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    The Truth About As*hole

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

    Data Breach Laws Continue to Come

    Data Breach Laws Continue to Come
    Retail.  Financial services.  Health care. Energy.  Not an industry has been spared when it comes to recent data and cyber breaches, and the colossal damage that occurs to the interests of the company, its employees, and third…
Rank this Week: 4554

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/
Rank this Week: 3479

Trust Matters Most

Trust Matters Most

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

http://www.trustmattersmost.com/blog
  • May 15

    Why Schedule A Consultation?

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

    Divorce in Pennsylvania

    Divorce in Pennsylvania
    There are a myriad of considerations when it comes to the divorce process.  Depending upon the circumstances of your situation, the process can range from relatively simple and inexpensive to very complex and unfortunately, very…
  • Mar 21

    Why Does Divorce Skyrocket from January to March?

    Why Does Divorce Skyrocket from January to March?
    All over the U.S., lawyers are talking about the increased number of divorce cases they see in January. While December is usually the year’s low, January numbers shoot up and remain that way through March. What’s behind this…
Rank this Week: 3430

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
Rank this Week: 4536

Trial and Appeals Blog

Trial and Appeals Blog

Covers law and society. By Thomas Wade Young.

http://www.twylaw.com/blog
  • Apr 30

    Tom Presents…

    Tom Presents…
    Today marks the fifth continuing legal education presentation I’ve been part of making over the past eight months – and the fifth distinct topic I’ve addressed. Prior presentations addressed minimum wage and overtime…
  • Apr 23

    Law enforcement officers now have wider…

    Law enforcement officers now have wider latitude in conducting searches on the basis of anonymous tips. Navarette v. California, No. 12–9490 (April 22, 2014) divided the U.S. Supreme Court’s two most conservative justices, while…
  • Apr 17

    Florida Civil Rights Act Bans Pregnancy Discrimination

    Florida Civil Rights Act Bans Pregnancy Discrimination
    The notion that laws banning sex discrimination also ban pregnancy discrimination seems obvious to many. Others, however, note that gender and pregnancy are not the same thing and, therefore, that language prohibiting gender discrimination…
Rank this Week: 4175

GSAS Law

GSAS Law

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

http://www.newyorkemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Citizens (who like cereal) United

    Citizens (who like cereal) United
    By Oren Giskan, Esq. The people have spoken and while they like Cheerios, they do not like mandatory arbitration. General Mills tried to impose mandatory arbitration on anyone who "liked" it on social media or downloaded a coupon for one of…
  • Dec 10

    Class Action Overview - OneWest & IndyMac

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

    Take The Money and Run

    Take The Money and Run
    By Oren Giskan, Esq. Have you been following the FINRA v Charles Schwab ("Schwab") battle? Schwab is a stock brokerage that recently inserted a ban on class actions in its customer agreement. FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory…
Rank this Week: 3462

Current Employment

Current Employment

Covers HR and labor law, employee benefits and employment policies.

http://currentemployment.net
  • Apr 14

    Employment Law Blog Carnival – Pick Your Holiday Edition

    Employment Law Blog Carnival – Pick Your Holiday Edition
    Hello, everybody!  It’s so great to be with you! I say that sincerely, because, you know, I had a near-death experience this month. Or, rather, my blog did. See, I […]
  • Mar 24

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Jan 8

    NLRB Poster Requirement is Dead

    NLRB Poster Requirement is Dead
    If you remember, one of the big stories of early last year was that the NLRB was adding yet another HR poster to the crowded wall of employers’ breakrooms. (Then […]
Rank this Week: 3773