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New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

https://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Posting a parody of a Facebook page and Free Speech Right

    Posting a parody of a Facebook page and Free Speech Right
    Posting a parody of a Facebook page and Free Speech Rights Novak v. The City of Parma, et al., 17-CV-2148 (N.D. Ohio)Hodgson Russ, LLP, a law firm with offices in Albany, New York, Buffalo, New York, Saratoga Springs, New York and New…
  • Apr 11

    Reassigning a member of the President's Cabinet to another Cabinet position

    Reassigning a member of the President's Cabinet to another Cabinet position
    Recently there has been speculation in the media that should the incumbent Attorney General be dismissed or the position otherwise becomes vacant, the President could appoint another member of the Cabinet to the position without having to…
  • Apr 10

    Provisions addressing terminating the appointment of a Special Counsel

    Provisions addressing terminating the appointment of a Special Counsel
    In May 2017 Acting Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein appointed Robert S. Mueller III, a former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as Special Counsel pursuant to the authority set out in 28 CFR 600. Mr. Mueller serves at the…
Rank this Week: 43

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Apr 19

    Registration Now Open - COSELL XIII - South Carolina, Sept. 27-29

    Registration Now Open - COSELL XIII - South Carolina, Sept. 27-29
    COSELL XIII Registration Now Open: available here!!! Registration is now open for The Thirteenth Annual Colloquium On Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law (COSELL), which will be held at the University of South Carolina School of Law in…
  • Apr 17

    Symposium on Animus, Bill Araiza's book, at Stetson

    Symposium on Animus, Bill Araiza's book, at Stetson
    Friend-of-the-blog, Jason Bent (Stetson) shared news of a symposium at Stetson this Friday that sounds like it will be of interest to many of our readers: On Friday, April 20, the Stetson Law Review is hosting a symposium exploring the...
  • Apr 17

    Arbitration Panel Takes Wrong Turn on Labor Dispute Arising Under Free Trade Agreement

    Arbitration Panel Takes Wrong Turn on Labor Dispute Arising Under Free Trade Agreement
    Lance Compa (Cornell ILR) sends us word of a report describing the "wrong turn" taken by an arbitration panel in the first-ever case decided under the labor chapter of a free trade agreement. The case involves worker's rights…
Rank this Week: 67

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

https://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com
Rank this Week: 71

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    WIRTW #502 (the “AirTalk” edition)

    WIRTW #502 (the “AirTalk” edition)
    Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate made history by unanimously changing its rules to permit Senator (and new mom) Tammy Duckworth to bring her newborn onto the Senate floor while she cast votes. Yesterday, I guested on Los Angles public…
  • Apr 19

    If you weren’t angry about the fired Saints cheerleader before, you will be now.

    If you weren’t angry about the fired Saints cheerleader before, you will be now.
    Remember Bailey Davis? She’s the New Orleans Saints cheerleader fired for violating the team’s social media policy. Her offense? This photo, which she posted to her personal Instagram. She’s already filed a…
  • Apr 18

    Apparently God is in the restaurant business, at least according to the 6th Circuit

    Apparently God is in the restaurant business, at least according to the 6th Circuit
    Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash It’s been nearly three years since I first reported on the Department of Labor’s wage and hour lawsuit against Akron, Ohio’s, Cathedral Buffet, owned and operated by the Earnest Angley…
Rank this Week: 129

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Apr 19

    Good News for Pennsylvania Whistleblower

    Good News for Pennsylvania Whistleblower
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a big decision for whistleblowers in Bailets v. Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, 2018 WL 1516785 (Pa. 2018). The Court ruled that noneconomic damages are compensable under Pennsylvania’s…
  • Apr 18

    Congress Questions Facebook CEO on Wildlife Crime

    Congress Questions Facebook CEO on Wildlife Crime
    In his testimony before Congress last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg received tough questions from members of Congress about wildlife trafficking and the illegal ivory trade on his two-billion user social media site. At the Joint Senate…
  • Apr 18

    Congress Questions Facebook CEO on Wildlife Crime

    Congress Questions Facebook CEO on Wildlife Crime
    In his testimony before Congress last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg received tough questions from members of Congress about wildlife trafficking and the illegal ivory trade on his two-billion user social media site. At the Joint Senate…
Rank this Week: 150

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 168

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Apr 20

    Corporate Political Activism 5.0

    Corporate Political Activism 5.0
    Elizabeth Pollman & Jordan M. Barry, Regulatory Entrepreneurship, 90 S. Cal. L. Rev. 383 (2017), available at SSRN. Omari Simmons Regulatory Entrepreneurship by Elizabeth Pollman and Jordan Barry provides a must-read…
  • Apr 20

    Corporate Political Activism 5.0

    Corporate Political Activism 5.0
    Elizabeth Pollman & Jordan M. Barry, Regulatory Entrepreneurship, 90 S. Cal. L. Rev. 383 (2017), available at SSRN. Omari Simmons Regulatory Entrepreneurship by Elizabeth Pollman and Jordan Barry provides a must-read…
  • Apr 19

    Pragmatist Constitutionalism in Comparative Perspective

    Pragmatist Constitutionalism in Comparative Perspective
    David Landau, Legal Pragmatism and Comparative Constitutional Law, in Elgar Handbook on Comparative Constitutional Theory (forthcoming 2018), available at SSRN. Mark Kende Law is a practical field. It resolves concrete disputes.…
Rank this Week: 340

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

Offers legal resources for victims of workplace bullying, mobbing and workplace abuse and for employers who are interested in having a workplace where all employees are treated with dignity and respect.

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • Apr 18

    The EEOC’s Quiet Transformation to Business Service Provider

    The EEOC’s Quiet Transformation to Business Service Provider
    At one time, the EEOC was seen as an opponent of big business, a champion of powerless workers who were denied equal rights in the workplace. Not so much today. Is it a coincidence that the EEOC recently got its first big budget increase in…
  • Apr 9

    Move Over Dred Scott: NY Appeals Court Upholds Age Discrimination by Fed

    Move Over Dred Scott: NY Appeals Court Upholds Age Discrimination by Fed
    Unfortunately, many federal court decisions live in infamy. Now the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City has added a new one to the list. A three-judge panel ruled last week that a discriminatory federal…
  • Mar 28

    When the Alleged Abuser Refuses to Leave …

    When the Alleged Abuser Refuses to Leave …
    The lack of legal protection from workplace abuse has consequences, as can be seen in the cases of two politicians who have ignored calls to resign. Utah County Commissioner Greg Graves is weathering a storm of protest after an investigation…
Rank this Week: 342

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation…

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Blog

Covers worker's compensation and Social Security litigation. By Martin LLC.

http://www.paworkinjury.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    Alternative Pain Medication and Cannabi

    Alternative Pain Medication and Cannabi
    We are all now aware of a worsening opioid crisis in America.  Typically, the only choice for pain management is a combination of medications including opioids, muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatories and a series of other drugs for…
  • Apr 11

    Basics of Long Term Disability to Guide Your Client

    Basics of Long Term Disability to Guide Your Client
    For many clients who participate in employer-sponsored long term disability plans, LTD coverage serves as an important component of financial planning and a supplement to the Social Security Disability Income program. Jamie R. Hall, Law…
  • Mar 19

    Legal Help for Victims of Natural Disaster

    Legal Help for Victims of Natural Disaster
    Pennsylvania has been welcoming a wave of Puerto Rican evacuees after Hurricane Maria, and they need pro bono legal aid, members of the Bar were told on January 30th. The Philadelphia Bar Association and the Hispanic Bar Association of…
Rank this Week: 358

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Covers employment law issues in the restaurant industry. By Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP.

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • Dec 22

    Bronx Italian Restaurant Sued For Wage Theft

    Bronx Italian Restaurant Sued For Wage Theft
    Roberto’s Restaurant, a famous Italian restaurant on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, was sued by Gerardo Luna, a food preparer and porter, for unpaid overtime compensation and spread of hours pay, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards…
  • Dec 15

    Haru Restaurants Sued for Forcing Waitstaff to Share Tips with Sushi Chef

    Haru Restaurants Sued for Forcing Waitstaff to Share Tips with Sushi Chef
    Haru restaurants in New York City, were hit with a tip theft lawsuit that claimed the restaurants had a tip distribution scheme where sushi chefs would receive a daily portion of the tip pool. The lawsuit claims that the sushi chefs did not…
  • Dec 11

    Mario Batali Accused of Sexual Harassment

    Mario Batali Accused of Sexual Harassment
    A sex harassment expose by Eater accuses celebrity chef Mario Batali of inappropriately touching four women and engaging in a pattern of sex harassment that has spanned the last twenty years. According to Eater, one woman accused Batali of…
Rank this Week: 335

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Feb 23

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law
    South Texas Law Review is hosting its 23rd Annual Symposium tomorrow, February 24, at the school's downtown campus. Information about this symposium is here. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Feb 22

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie
    The IDEA requires exhaustion of administrative remedies before bringing a due process complaint for the denial of a Free and Appropriate Education. But, what about a discrimination claim under the ADA or the Rehabilitation Act for the failure…
  • Feb 8

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State
    Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri, on Feb. 6, 2017, signed a Bill into law which makes Missouri the 28th right-to-work state. Under this new law, effective August 28, 2017, employers are barred from requiring employees to become, remain, or…
Rank this Week: 310

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

https://www.constangy.com/employment-labor-insider
Rank this Week: 471

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
  • Apr 20

    “I had morning sickness,” said the man. Crazazy excuses for being late to work!

    “I had morning sickness,” said the man. Crazazy excuses for being late to work!
    chris 論 [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], from Wikimedia CommonsI can always count on CareerBuilder to help lighten the mood around here with some good fodder for a Friday post. Last month, CareerBuilder released the survey results from…
  • Apr 19

    Starbucks details how, in one afternoon, it will train about 175K employees on racial bia

    Starbucks details how, in one afternoon, it will train about 175K employees on racial bia
    Screenshot taken from https://news.starbucks.com/press-releases/starbucks-to-close-stores-nationwide-for-racial-bias-education-may-29 In a video posted on the company’s website, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson followed up his initial…
  • Apr 18

    Now THIS right here is some hecka-cold retaliation (allegedly)

    Now THIS right here is some hecka-cold retaliation (allegedly)
    Image credit: PublicDomainPictures.net (https://www.publicdomainpictures.net/en/view-image.php?image=139332&picture=stick-family)   It’s one thing to terminate an employee for complaining that she is being sexually harassed at…
Rank this Week: 438

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
Rank this Week: 490

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Apr 18

    Separating Misconduct from Discriminatory Grounds of Illness/Disability

    Separating Misconduct from Discriminatory Grounds of Illness/Disability
    Human Rights law protects individuals in a workplace setting from being discriminated against on the basis of illness/disability. This applies whether the policy or practice overtly discriminates against an employee or has an unintentional…
  • Apr 10

    Employer Provided a Negative Employment Reference-Is It Defamation?

    Employer Provided a Negative Employment Reference-Is It Defamation?
    A reference from a past employer can turn out to be the determining factor of whether a candidate lands a job he/she strongly desires. It is a way for recruiters to gain insights into potential … Read More The post Employer Provided a…
  • Apr 5

    Does Freedom From Discrimination in Employment Only Apply within An Employee’s Own Workplace?

    Does Freedom From Discrimination in Employment Only Apply within An Employee’s Own Workplace?
    Under human rights law, every person has a right to be free from discrimination on the basis of prohibited grounds. These grounds often include race, gender, sex, creed, religion, age, illness, disability family status, and … Read…
Rank this Week: 574

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 588

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Apr 17

    When does an attorney-client relationship exist?

    When does an attorney-client relationship exist?
    This issue has popped up in my social media feeds a lot over the past day or so. Apparently, it has something to do with President Trump, a porn star, the president's attorney, and Sean Hannity . . . I'm a little behind on, well, everything,…
  • Apr 11

    9th Cir.: Prior salary is no defense to an Equal Pay Act claim

    9th Cir.: Prior salary is no defense to an Equal Pay Act claim
    Earlier this week, the Ninth Circuit issued its opinion in Rizo v. Yovino.The Equal Pay Act generally requires men and women to receive equal pay for equal work. Defining "equal work" can be tricky, but the statute directs us to look to…
  • Apr 5

    Trump flipper-offer files secondhand First Amendment claim

    Trump flipper-offer files secondhand First Amendment claim
    Yeah, that's not a title I thought I'd ever type here. I think it's pretty accurate though. Remember that lady who got fired for giving President Trump's motorcade the middle finger. Of course you do, but just in case, here ya go:That's not a…
Rank this Week: 423

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers the Fair Labor Standards Act, overtime, class actions, and wage and hour cases. By Chicago Overtime Law Center.

http://www.chicagoovertimelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 409

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://www.quintlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 534

Wage Law

Wage Law

Covers California wage and hour law. By Walsh & Walsh.

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • Sep 15

    California's Domestic Worker Bill of Rights Becomes Permanent

    California's Domestic Worker Bill of Rights Becomes Permanent
    Existing law, the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights (Labor Code section 1451-1453), regulates the hours of work of domestic work employees who are personal attendants and provides an overtime compensation rate for those employees. The Domestic…
  • Sep 14

    Changes Made to Exemptions for Elementary and Secondary School Teachers in California

    Changes Made to Exemptions for Elementary and Secondary School Teachers in California
    School teachers often work long hour, and are generally exemption from overtime pay under California law. However, public school teachers often enjoy high salaries and outstanding benefits. The same is not always true, however, for private…
  • Sep 13

    California Farm Workers to Get Daily Overtime

    California Farm Workers to Get Daily Overtime
    AB 1066, a bill authored Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), to provide daily overtime to California agricultural workers, has been signed into law by Governor Brown. Existing law sets wage, hour, meal break requirements, and other…
Rank this Week: 565

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
Rank this Week: 1069

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Covers employment law for U.S. companies with employees in Canada: By Fasken Martineau.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Apr 20

    Pay Equity Laws 101

    Pay Equity Laws 101
    Providing equal pay for equal work to employees has been an ongoing concern for decades. Employers need to be particularly wary on this point because not only is pay discrimination illegal but also, it’s something that is subject to…
  • Apr 20

    Turning Passive Candidates into Active One

    Turning Passive Candidates into Active One
    In yesterday’s Advisor, we noted that passive candidates may be a great resource to try to fill vacant roles. We reviewed several ways to try to find these candidates. Today, we’ll take a look at how to entice a passive candidate…
  • Apr 20

    $550K Verdict in New Hampshire Trade Secret Theft Case Sends Powerful Message

    $550K Verdict in New Hampshire Trade Secret Theft Case Sends Powerful Message
    Recently, the New Hampshire Supreme Court emphatically reminded employers of the risks of engaging in unethical behavior when hiring employees to obtain a competitor’s secrets In Halifax-American Energy Company, LLC v. Provider Power,…
Rank this Week: 702

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

Provides news on state and federal employment law and human resources.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Apr 20

    Pay Equity Laws 101

    Pay Equity Laws 101
    Providing equal pay for equal work to employees has been an ongoing concern for decades. Employers need to be particularly wary on this point because not only is pay discrimination illegal but also, it’s something that is subject to…
  • Apr 20

    Turning Passive Candidates into Active One

    Turning Passive Candidates into Active One
    In yesterday’s Advisor, we noted that passive candidates may be a great resource to try to fill vacant roles. We reviewed several ways to try to find these candidates. Today, we’ll take a look at how to entice a passive candidate…
  • Apr 20

    $550K Verdict in New Hampshire Trade Secret Theft Case Sends Powerful Message

    $550K Verdict in New Hampshire Trade Secret Theft Case Sends Powerful Message
    Recently, the New Hampshire Supreme Court emphatically reminded employers of the risks of engaging in unethical behavior when hiring employees to obtain a competitor’s secrets In Halifax-American Energy Company, LLC v. Provider Power,…
Rank this Week: 770

That's What She Said

That's What She Said

Analyzes the settlement value for employment law violations on the NBC TV show "The Office." By Ford & Harrison.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/thatswhatshesaid/
  • Apr 20

    Pay Equity Laws 101

    Pay Equity Laws 101
    Providing equal pay for equal work to employees has been an ongoing concern for decades. Employers need to be particularly wary on this point because not only is pay discrimination illegal but also, it’s something that is subject to…
  • Apr 20

    Turning Passive Candidates into Active One

    Turning Passive Candidates into Active One
    In yesterday’s Advisor, we noted that passive candidates may be a great resource to try to fill vacant roles. We reviewed several ways to try to find these candidates. Today, we’ll take a look at how to entice a passive candidate…
  • Apr 20

    $550K Verdict in New Hampshire Trade Secret Theft Case Sends Powerful Message

    $550K Verdict in New Hampshire Trade Secret Theft Case Sends Powerful Message
    Recently, the New Hampshire Supreme Court emphatically reminded employers of the risks of engaging in unethical behavior when hiring employees to obtain a competitor’s secrets In Halifax-American Energy Company, LLC v. Provider Power,…
Rank this Week: 732

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

Covers employeee benefits, ERISA, and employment law. By Stanley D. Baum.

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 928

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Ban on Asking Prospective Employees About Prior Salary Now Seems Likely

    Ban on Asking Prospective Employees About Prior Salary Now Seems Likely
    With the final few working days of the General Assembly session, we’re starting to see the outlines on bills that are pretenders vs. contenders. Yesterday, the House passed a contender on the subject of pay equity in a bi-partisan vote.…
  • Apr 19

    The Mainstreaming of Implicit Bias Training

    The Mainstreaming of Implicit Bias Training
    It was only a few years ago that the phrases “unconscious bias” or “implicit bias” started making the rounds in the legal community. I can trace the discussion on this blog to a 2014 guest post from a former law…
  • Apr 18

    Paid FMLA — And Perhaps Big Changes to FMLA — Passes Hurdle

    Paid FMLA — And Perhaps Big Changes to FMLA — Passes Hurdle
    Yesterday, one of the measures floating around the Connecticut General Assembly regarding Paid Family Medical Leave passed a key committee vote. The bill still has a ways to go.  Indeed, as first reported by CT News Junkie, even the…
Rank this Week: 630

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1031

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 653

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
Rank this Week: 1000

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Apr 19

    Canadian Securities Administrators are seeking comments on soliciting dealer arrangement

    Canadian Securities Administrators are seeking comments on soliciting dealer arrangement
    The Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) have issued CSA Staff Notice 61-303 and Request for Comment – Soliciting Dealer Arrangements (the “Notice”) on the use of soliciting dealer arrangements.…
  • Apr 17

    Enforcement of restrictive covenants in commercial transaction

    Enforcement of restrictive covenants in commercial transaction
    Restrictive covenants are often a key mechanism by way of which the buyer of a business is able to protect the value of their purchase. Indeed, in a 2017 review of legal trends in Canadian private M&A, Thomson Reuters has reported that…
  • Apr 12

    Are megadeals coming back?

    Are megadeals coming back?
    The year of 2017 witnessed a worldwide slowdown in the number of megadeals[1]. According to a recent Mergermarket Report (the Report), the global total for the number of deals worth US$4 billion or more decreased from a peak of 158 in 2015…
Rank this Week: 1197

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

Employment law blog about workplace abuse, bullying and discrimination. By Patricia Barnes.

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Apr 18

    The EEOC’s Quiet Transformation to Business Service Provider

    The EEOC’s Quiet Transformation to Business Service Provider
    At one time, the EEOC was seen as an opponent of big business, a champion of powerless workers who were denied equal rights in the workplace. Not so much today. Is it a coincidence that the EEOC recently got its first big budget increase in…
  • Apr 9

    Move Over Dred Scott: NY Appeals Court Upholds Age Discrimination by Fed

    Move Over Dred Scott: NY Appeals Court Upholds Age Discrimination by Fed
    Unfortunately, many federal court decisions live in infamy. Now the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City has added a new one to the list. A three-judge panel ruled last week that a discriminatory federal…
  • Mar 28

    When the Alleged Abuser Refuses to Leave …

    When the Alleged Abuser Refuses to Leave …
    The lack of legal protection from workplace abuse has consequences, as can be seen in the cases of two politicians who have ignored calls to resign. Utah County Commissioner Greg Graves is weathering a storm of protest after an investigation…
Rank this Week: 803

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: 1160

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

Coves employment law. By Smith Eibeler, LLC.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1177

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
  • Apr 18

    DC Court Weighs Whether Bristol-Myers Squibb Applies to Class Actions in Whole Foods Case

    DC Court Weighs Whether Bristol-Myers Squibb Applies to Class Actions in Whole Foods Case
    The District of Columbia district court added to the growing collection of orders opining on whether and to what extent the Supreme Court’s decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb applies to class actions. This case involved a putative class…
  • Apr 12

    No Celebration For Yahoo!: Data Breach Claims Survive Motion to Dismi

    No Celebration For Yahoo!: Data Breach Claims Survive Motion to Dismi
    After Yahoo! Inc. suffered three data breaches in a span of four years, plaintiffs brought a putative class action lawsuit against the internet service provider and a subsidiary (collectively, “Yahoo”), alleging defendants failed…
  • Apr 10

    Student-Athletes Score Partial Win on Challenge to NCAA’s Scholarship Cap

    Student-Athletes Score Partial Win on Challenge to NCAA’s Scholarship Cap
    A nationwide class action currently consolidated in multidistrict litigation filed by current and former student-athletes received a boost from a ruling on the parties’ cross motions for summary judgment. The athletes, from…
Rank this Week: 1106

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

Covers global developments in labor and employment law. By Greenberg Traurig.

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Revisiting the Great Joint Employment Debate

    Revisiting the Great Joint Employment Debate
    Michael J. Slocum authored a New Jersey Law Journal article titled “Revisiting the Great Joint Employment Debate: From ‘Browning-Ferris’ to ‘Hy-Brand’ and Beyond.” The article discusses the joint employment…
  • Apr 11

    Ninth Circuit: Employers May Not Consider Salary History in Deciding to Pay Men and Woman Differently

    Ninth Circuit: Employers May Not Consider Salary History in Deciding to Pay Men and Woman Differently
    The day before Equal Pay Day, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, ruled that employers defending claims under the Equal Pay Act cannot rely on workers’ past salaries in any respect in trying to justify pay…
  • Apr 3

    Supreme Court Rejects Practice of Construing Fair Labor Standards Act Exemptions Narrowly

    Supreme Court Rejects Practice of Construing Fair Labor Standards Act Exemptions Narrowly
    On April 2, 2018, in a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court held that automobile service advisors are not entitled to overtime pay. Although the precise holding is of limited application because few companies outside car dealerships…
Rank this Week: 780

General Counselor

General Counselor

Provides employment and labor law news and commentary. By Arnstein & Lehr LLP.

http://general-counselor.com
Rank this Week: 924

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Apr 15

    Chase v. Hobby Lobby: Court Takes Consumers’ POV on False Discount

    Chase v. Hobby Lobby: Court Takes Consumers’ POV on False Discount
    In Chase v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., No. 17-00881 (S.D. Cal. Feb. 8, 2018) (slip op. available here), the plaintiff alleged that Hobby Lobby engages in a scheme to defraud consumers by advertising fake discounts, using false reference…
  • Apr 4

    Edwards v. Ford: 9th Cir. Affirms Award of “Catalyst” Attorney’s Fees in Auto Defect Class Action

    Edwards v. Ford: 9th Cir. Affirms Award of “Catalyst” Attorney’s Fees in Auto Defect Class Action
    In February, the Ninth Circuit issued an unpublished decision that bodes well for consumer-plaintiffs seeking to recover attorney’s fees under a “catalyst” theory in automotive defect class actions. See Edwards v. Ford Motor…
  • Mar 27

    The Restoration of Eggert by Hernandez v. Restoration Hardware

    The Restoration of Eggert by Hernandez v. Restoration Hardware
    California Code of Civil Procedure section 902 provides that “[a]ny party aggrieved” may appeal a judgment. For the past half century, courts and commentators have regarded settlement objectors as “aggrieved” parties…
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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/
  • Apr 14

    NYPD Oral Psychological Interview

    NYPD Oral Psychological Interview
    Candidates for NYPD and Nassau County Police Department and other law enforcement agencies may not be aware that the oral psychological exam can be rough.  The examiner, most often a Psychologist, can use an aggressive questioning…
  • Mar 31

    NYPD Disqualification NOPD

    NYPD Disqualification NOPD
    The first notice you will receive when you are NYPD disqualified is a Notice of Proposed Disqualification or NOPD.  You will have 30 days to respond to this NOPD.  It is recommended that you consult with an attorney to protect your…
  • Mar 28

    NYPD Disqualification Appeal-from the old days.

    NYPD Disqualification Appeal-from the old days.
    Brown v. Krone, 47 Misc. 2d 890, 263 N.Y.S.2d 385 (Sup. Ct. 1965), aff’d,25 A.D.2d 954, 271 N.Y.S.2d 600 (1966) Proceeding to compel restoration of petitioner’s name to police patrolman eligibility list. The Supreme…
Rank this Week: 998

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

Covers California employment law trends, cases and issues. By Anthony Zaller.

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

    Biometrics in the workplace: Private or not?

    Biometrics in the workplace: Private or not?
    I just updated my Facebook settings to prohibit the software company from conducting facial recognition scans on my photos today due to a notification from Facebook that its software would be analyzing my likeness to automatically recognize…
  • Apr 10

    DOL issues memo explaining new tip pooling regulation

    DOL issues memo explaining new tip pooling regulation
    As I wrote about recently, on March 23, 2018, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 signed by President Trump changed federal law on the issue of tip pools and allows employers to share tips with back of the house employees.  In…
  • Apr 5

    Five things I wish every employment attorney told their client

    Five things I wish every employment attorney told their client
    Clients come to my firm often frustrated by California employment laws and their complexity, the raising costs of doing business in California (such as the higher minimum wage), and the legal system in general.  I have to agree that…
Rank this Week: 816

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 917

Wage & Hour - Development…

Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights

Highlighting recent and noteworthy developments in cases and regulations on wage and hour laws that affect large and small businesses. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://wagehourlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 13

    Computer Exemption Case Settles: Discretion Is The Better Part of Valor

    Computer Exemption Case Settles: Discretion Is The Better Part of Valor
    Exemption class actions, i.e. lawsuits alleging misclassification, continue to pop up in different contexts and concerning different classifications. A bank has just agreed to settle a case by paying more than $2 million to put a close to a…
  • Apr 9

    When Does Travel Become Compensable Work Hours?

    When Does Travel Become Compensable Work Hours?
    I blog a lot about working time cases because these are the issues can sneak up on an employer, even the most well intentioned and good faith employer. Travel time is one of these murky, arcane kind of activities that go unnoticed by…
  • Mar 30

    Donning and Duffing Cases Keep Happening: The Danger of Off-The-Clock Activitie

    Donning and Duffing Cases Keep Happening: The Danger of Off-The-Clock Activitie
    Working time cases come in all sizes and shapes. Many of these off-the-clock cases are so-called donning-and-duffing cases involving clothes changing for work and whether it is compensable. The U.S. Department of Labor has weighed in again on…
Rank this Week: 1016

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 13

    What Types of Injuries Are Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Coverage in Missouri?

    What Types of Injuries Are Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Coverage in Missouri?
    These 4 common types of injuries generally entitled a person to workers’ compensation in the state of Missouri. Workers’ compensation insurance is a type of insurance coverage that most employers in Missouri are mandated to carry.…
  • Apr 11

    Car Accident in Company Vehicle – Does Work Comp Pay for My Injuries?

    Car Accident in Company Vehicle – Does Work Comp Pay for My Injuries?
    Were you driving the car while acting under the scope of your employment duties at the time of the accident? One of the perks of obtaining a job can be getting a company car. In other cases, part of your employment may involve driving a car…
  • Apr 9

    Should I File a St. Louis Workers Comp or Personal Injury Claim?

    Should I File a St. Louis Workers Comp or Personal Injury Claim?
    The main difference between having a workers comp or personal injury claim is proving fault. When you are injured either at work there are times when you can make a claim for workers’ compensation and others when it might be a personal…
Rank this Week: 750

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

Covers employment law in the U.S., UK and France. By Reed Smith LLP.

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

    NY State of Mind: New State and City Laws (Part 4)

    NY State of Mind: New State and City Laws (Part 4)
    This is the fourth in a series of blog posts concerning recent employment law developments in New York State and City: Legislation Update: New York State Legislature Passes Sweeping Anti-Sexual Harassment Legislation The New York State…
  • Apr 9

    NY State of Mind: New State and City Laws (Part 3)

    NY State of Mind: New State and City Laws (Part 3)
    This is the third in a series of blog posts concerning recent employment law developments in New York State and City: The New York City Council is at it again – enacting yet another groundbreaking law intended to create some of the…
  • Apr 2

    Supreme Court: Auto Service Advisors Exempt from FLSA Overtime Requirement

    Supreme Court: Auto Service Advisors Exempt from FLSA Overtime Requirement
    Ruling has encouraging implications for all employers Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that auto service advisors—employees at car dealerships who advise customers about repair work—are exempt from the Fair Labor…
Rank this Week: 1137

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
  • Apr 12

    Franchise “No-Hire” Agreement Class Actions And The Single Enterprise Defense

    Franchise “No-Hire” Agreement Class Actions And The Single Enterprise Defense
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Timothy F. Haley, and Ashley K. Laken Seyfarth Synopsis: There are currently pending at least four class actions claiming that provisions contained in franchise agreements prohibiting the hiring of employees of other…
  • Apr 10

    DOJ Announces First Of A Number Of Anticipated No-Poach Enforcement Actions – What Should Employers Do Now?

    DOJ Announces First Of A Number Of Anticipated No-Poach Enforcement Actions – What Should Employers Do Now?
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Timothy F. Haley, and Ashley K. Laken Seyfarth Synopsis: True to his word, the Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice has announced the first of a number of anticipated…
  • Mar 29

    Class Action Issues At The U.S. Supreme Court

    Class Action Issues At The U.S. Supreme Court
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. Seyfarth Synopsis: On Monday, March 26, the U.S. Supreme Court focused on two notable class action issues, each with the potential to significantly impact workplace litigation.  In today’s video vlog,…
Rank this Week: 1092

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight: Strategies for building a diverse, multi-cultural workplace

http://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/category/diversity-insight/
  • Apr 12

    Getting Social Media Recruiting on the Right Track for Diversity

    Getting Social Media Recruiting on the Right Track for Diversity
    Recruiters may find themselves in a love-hate relationship with social media. Previously, we’ve addressed how it’s great for finding and attracting strong candidates, but it’s also possible to use social media to exclude…
  • Apr 6

    Can I Have Your Number? Dealing with Changed Social Security Number

    Can I Have Your Number? Dealing with Changed Social Security Number
    Q. One of our employees who has worked for us a little over 2 years just presented us with a new Social Security number (SSN) and said the old one we have been using is no longer her number. I have never heard of this before. Do we terminate…
  • Apr 5

    Federal Appeals Court Holds Transgender Employees are Protected Under Title VII

    Federal Appeals Court Holds Transgender Employees are Protected Under Title VII
    You likely saw this recent case in your news feed. And some of you may wonder how or why. Can an employer have religious objections to continuing a transgender employee’s employment? Is this issue coming to your state? Good questions.…
Rank this Week: 765