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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/
  • Mar 13

    New “Sheriff” Coming to New York City Commission on Human Right

    New “Sheriff” Coming to New York City Commission on Human Right
    In a blog post from March 2014, I discussed the pros and cons of filing a claim with the New York City Commission on Human Rights. That post focused on the election of remedies aspect of filing an employment discrimination claim and the…
  • Mar 3

    Wage Increases Coming for Tipped Workers in New York

    Wage Increases Coming for Tipped Workers in New York
    In a very courageous push by New York State legislators and the Governor, New York has finally made a move to provide higher wages for the state’s lowest-paid workers. This new regulation will most benefits servers, which include,…
  • Feb 5

    Making Sense of Federal Whistleblower Statute

    Making Sense of Federal Whistleblower Statute
    Prospective clients call the office all the time with questions regarding Federal Whistleblower laws and how those laws seek to protect individuals in the workplace. Below, I have provided a list of Federal Whistleblower laws and their…
Rank this Week: 2788

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/
  • Mar 13

    The Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2015: Infographic

    The Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2015: Infographic
    Every year around this time, the Internal Revenue Service publishes a list of the year’s “Dirty Dozen Tax Scams”. Here they are as an infographic courtesy of  The Accounting School Guide. Source:…
  • Feb 12

    Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program?

    Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program?
    Illinois legislation, the first in the country, recently authorized a new state sponsored retirement savings vehicle called the Secure Choice Savings Program (Secure Choice). The program is aimed at upwards of 2 million Illinois workers who…
  • Feb 10

    401(k) Loans: A “Temporary Band-Aid”?

    401(k) Loans: A “Temporary Band-Aid”?
    That’s not my metaphor which is why it’s in quotes. It belongs to Eve Tahmincioglu, the Career Diva, about whom I wrote in 2008. Eve wrote a blog post about the increasing number of 401(k) loans, It’s for retirement…
Rank this Week: 2878

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: 3795

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Provides news, updates and insights for retail employers. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.retaillaborandemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3782

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/
  • Mar 13

    HR Law Keynote Speaker Stephen Bienko’s Challenge

    HR Law Keynote Speaker Stephen Bienko’s Challenge
    We are looking forward to hearing from Stephen Bienko, our HR Law keynote speaker on March 24. He will be presenting “Discovering Your WHO: Unifying the Workplace Through Effective Communication and Leadership.” Stephen has quite…
  • Mar 9

    HR Law & Solutions 2015: Counting Down, Questions for the C-Suite?

    HR Law & Solutions 2015: Counting Down, Questions for the C-Suite?
    We are in the final countdown to the 23rd HR Law & Solutions seminar! On March 24, over 250 HR professionals, business owners, and managers will gather to learn about new employment case law and legislation; to analyze thought provoking…
  • Feb 9

    23rd Annual HR Law & Solutions Seminar: Registration is Open!

    23rd Annual HR Law & Solutions Seminar: Registration is Open!
    Henderson Franklin’s Employment Law Group will present its 23rd Annual HR Law & Solutions seminar on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa. This year’s conference will provide a fun day of learning for…
Rank this Week: 3721

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Covers specialist legal services, personal injury claims, land registry, wealth protection, litigation and dispute resolution, and family law.

http://gardnercroft.co.uk/category/blog/
  • Mar 9

    Recent Changes At Gardner Croft

    Recent Changes At Gardner Croft
    We are delighted to announce that Sharon Selsby has become a Member of the LLP with effect from 1 March 2015. Sharon has been employed at Gardner Croft in the residential conveyancing department for over 20 years. She is a Chartered Legal…
  • Dec 4

    Stamp Duty Savings for Buyer

    Stamp Duty Savings for Buyer
    One of the most dramatic announcements by the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement was the immediate changes in stamp duty for residential properties. The Chancellor abolished the old system from midnight on the 3rd December 2014. The…
  • Nov 21

    Overtime and Holiday Pay

    Overtime and Holiday Pay
    The Employment Appeal Tribunal recently ruled on a number of joined cases dealing with the question of whether overtime pay has to be included in the calculation of holiday pay. The actual outcome of the cases is not particularly surprising,…
Rank this Week: 3259

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: 3994

Labor Relations Update

Labor Relations Update

By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://www.laborrelationsupdate.com
Rank this Week: 4638

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4342

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

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

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 5

    IRS Issues Notice Regarding PPACA Excise Tax

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

    Update to FMLA Definition of “Spouse”

    Update to FMLA Definition of “Spouse”
    The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has updated selected regulations to the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). The updates change the definition of spouse to mean: “husband or wife refers to the other person with…
  • Mar 2

    Potential Employer Requirements Due to Anthem, Inc. Data Breach

    Potential Employer Requirements Due to Anthem, Inc. Data Breach
    On February 4, 2015, Anthem Inc., one of the largest U.S. health insurers, notified the public that their data systems were breached. This breach potentially left customer names, social security numbers, and other personal information…
Rank this Week: 3493

Managing OSHA

Managing OSHA

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

http://www.managing-osha.com/
Rank this Week: 3513

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: 3248

Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentlawspotlight.com/
Rank this Week: 3080

Massachusetts Employment Law

Massachusetts Employment Law

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

http://www.mauragreene-law.com/
  • Feb 25

    Severance Agreements: Nine Things to Know

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

    Severance Agreements: Nine Things to Know

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

    Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law

    Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law
    independent contractor The Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law makes it very difficult for companies to legally hire independent contractors. There is a three part test that most companies can’t meet. The Three Part Independent…
Rank this Week: 2417

Employment & the Law

Employment & the Law

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

http://employmentandthelaw.com/
  • Feb 24

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

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

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

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

    Is Your Company Complying with the New OSHA Reporting Requirements?

    Is Your Company Complying with the New OSHA Reporting Requirements?
    Employers under federal OSHA’s jurisdiction are now required to report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding about the incident.…
Rank this Week: 4427

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer…

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.schwartzandperry.com/Blog.aspx
  • Feb 24

    HR Departments and Age Discrimination

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

    Court Upholds Jehovah's Witness Religious Discrimination Claim against Employer

    Court Upholds Jehovah's Witness Religious Discrimination Claim against Employer
    When the duties of your job conflict with your religious beliefs, your employer cannot fire you as a result of your convictions, and has the affirmative duty under the law to adjust the job requirements so that they do not conflict with…
  • Dec 5

    Age Discrimination Case Thrown Out By Eighth Circuit

    Age Discrimination Case Thrown Out By Eighth Circuit
    Generally when a manager says an employee is an "old man" and had "a lot of years in", such comments would raise a red flag indicating possible age discrimination, but in a case handed down by the Eight Circuit this week, they weren't…
Rank this Week: 3346

Texas Workers Rights Blog

Texas Workers Rights Blog

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

http://www.johnwenke.com/category/texasworkersrightsblog/
  • Feb 23

    “Gorilla” Presentation on Juneteenth Costs Employer

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

    Employer’s Anti-SLAPP Defense Slapped Down by Court

    Employer’s Anti-SLAPP Defense Slapped Down by Court
    In 2011, the Texas Legislature passed the Texas Citizen’s Participation Act (or the Texas “Anti-SLAPP” statute).     This law was designed to protect against SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public…
  • Sep 8

    Stripping of Duties Can be Basis for Claim

    Stripping of Duties Can be Basis for Claim
    Three Waco police detectives were accused of falsifying time sheets, two white detectives, and Allen Thompson, an African-American detective.  The department reinstated all three, but imposed written restrictions only on Thompson that…
Rank this Week: 2495

Hawaii Labor and Employment Law

Hawaii Labor and Employment Law

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

http://www.hilaborlaw.com
  • Feb 19

    Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Labor Deputy Appointment

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

    2015 Legislative Forecast

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

    Quick Reminder: Minimum Wage Just Went Up To $7.75

    Quick Reminder: Minimum Wage Just Went Up To $7.75
    Hi everybody, the minimum wage just went up!  Yeah, yeah, I get it…old news…you all already know about minimum wage increase. Well, I realize that it’s been discussed ad nauseum, but just in case…
Rank this Week: 4895

Employment Law Blog

Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.pa-nj-employmentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3670

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

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

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
  • Feb 16

    On-Call Meal Breaks and On-Call Rest Breaks:  A Critical Difference

    On-Call Meal Breaks and On-Call Rest Breaks:  A Critical Difference
    The law regarding meal and rest breaks continues to develop.  As it develops, it becomes more and more technical.  A recent decision of California’s Second Appellate District highlights a critical difference between meal and…
  • Jan 11

    Federal District Courts and California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA)

    Federal District Courts and California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA)
    California’s Private Attorneys General Act, or PAGA, provides that employees can recover civil penalties that otherwise could be recovered only by state law enforcement agencies.  Examples of the civil penalties that can be…
  • Jan 11

    Hunter Pyle to speak on PAGA Claims for Low-Wage Worker

    Hunter Pyle to speak on PAGA Claims for Low-Wage Worker
    On January 18, 2015, Hunter Pyle, a partner at Sundeen Salinas & Pyle, will present at the fourth annual Staying True to Your Roots event in San Francisco.  Staying True to Your Roots is a day-long program aimed at progressive…
Rank this Week: 3635

HR Defense Blog

HR Defense Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    New York Trial Court Provides Guidance on Application of Corrections Law Factor
    POSTED BY CHRIS LEPORE  ON JANUARY 20, 2015 It should come as no surprise to New York employers that making an employment decision based on an applicant or employee's criminal background can be unlawful. See N.Y. Corr. Law §…
Rank this Week: 2457

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Dec 18

    Former Congressional Staffer Sues Office of Former Boss for Hostile Work Environment and Gender Discrimination

    Former Congressional Staffer Sues Office of Former Boss for Hostile Work Environment and Gender Discrimination
    Lauren Greene, former New Media Director and later Communications Director for Blake Farenthold, a congressman from Texas and the owner of the domain name “www.blow-me.org” filed suit against her former boss in…
Rank this Week: 3118

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Get your hands off my Tips!

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

    Are “Independent Contractors” entitled to overtime?

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

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

    Ex-UPS Worker's Pregnancy Discrimination Case Is Going To The Supreme Court
    This case has been winding its way through he courts for eight (8) years. It may have a significant impact on the rights of pregnant workers. Considering almost half of our labor force are women and over 40% are the bread winners in the…
Rank this Week: 4163

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: 3613

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: 3923

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/
  • Jan 20

    Bill to increase minimum wage Puerto Rico

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

    Constructive discharge validated

    Constructive discharge validated
    A recent employment case in Puerto Rico involved an individual who sued his employer claiming  constructive discharge.  The court ruled in his favor and  ordered the  employer to pay $436,634.62  under Puerto…
  • May 25

    Employment Laws Puerto Rico: Wrongful Discharge

    Employment Laws Puerto Rico: Wrongful Discharge
    Firing an employee in Puerto Rico for misconduct has legal consequences.  The discharge may be deemed wrongful, discriminatory, retaliatory or in violation of some other law. You need to consider both employment laws Puerto Rico…
Rank this Week: 3219

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: 3452

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: 4063

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: 4473

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: 4543

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: 3660

The Firing Squad

The Firing Squad

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

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

    Warehouse Workers Not Entitled to Overtime for Security Screen

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

    This is a Good Question: Whatever Happened to Overtime?

    This is a Good Question: Whatever Happened to Overtime?
    Whatever happened to overtime? That is the answer that Nick Hanaur of Politco seeks to answer in a recent article. Overtime is protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act, a federal law that dates back to 1938. Under the FLSA, most employees…
  • Nov 14

    A Pioneer of the Family Medical Leave Act Die

    A Pioneer of the Family Medical Leave Act Die
     Marge Roukema was an eleven term congresswoman from New Jersey. She died on Wednesday at the age of 85. She is one of the little known but most significant figures in labor and employment law.  As a Republican member of Congress,…
Rank this Week: 2994

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: 3381

Texas Employer Handbook

Texas Employer Handbook

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

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

    Employment Law 101: Americans with Disabilities Act

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

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

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

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

    Corporate Wellness Programs: It’s Time for a Check-Up
    The EEOC is back at it! This time it has targeted corporate wellness programs and is challenging the legality of such programs under the ADA. The EEOC contends that the biometric testing and health risk assessments are…
Rank this Week: 3109

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: 3656

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 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…
  • Nov 14

    Landmark Suit in Transgender Discrimination Case Against the U.S. Government

    Landmark Suit in Transgender Discrimination Case Against the U.S. Government
    Late last week, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel found that the Department of the Army engaged in discrimination against a transgender veteran. A prominent Washington newspaper reported that the Counsel determined that the Army was…
Rank this Week: 4231

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: 4669

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

Coves employment law. By Smith Eibeler, LLC.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4736

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: 4672

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: 3874

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: 2554

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: 4764

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: 4718

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: 2616

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: 3588