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Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Sep 19

    The Farewell to Judge Posner: Ten Opinions for Non-Compete Lawyers to Read

    The Farewell to Judge Posner: Ten Opinions for Non-Compete Lawyers to Read
    Less than two weeks ago, Judge Richard Posner left the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Immediately. No senior status. No notice. Just up and left. Presumably to hang out with his cat, Pixie.And like that, the most widely cited appellate…
  • Sep 7

    Judicial Engagement and Non-Compete Litigation

    Judicial Engagement and Non-Compete Litigation
    The lack of judicial engagement is a serious thing - particularly in competition disputes.What do I mean by judicial engagement? For simplicity, I mean a bridge between judicial activism and judicial restraint. It's a method of evaluating and…
  • Sep 1

    The Reading List (2017, No. 25): Eighth Circuit Affirms Damages Award in West Plains Litigation

    The Reading List (2017, No. 25): Eighth Circuit Affirms Damages Award in West Plains Litigation
    Non-Compete and Trade Secrets News for the week ended September 1, 2017***Jury Verdict Affirmed in West Plains LitigationThe Nebraska case of West Plains, LLC v. Retzlaff Grain is unique in that it belongs in the limited group of…
Rank this Week: 4534

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Save Local Business Act Introduced in the House

    Save Local Business Act Introduced in the House
    The House Education and the Workforce Committee held a joint subcommittee hearing last week to analyze the “Save Local Business Act” (H.R. 3441 – Byrne), a measure that would amend the National Labor Relations Act and the…
  • Sep 8

    Federal Court Strikes Down Department of Labor’s Overtime Rule

    Federal Court Strikes Down Department of Labor’s Overtime Rule
    On August 31, 2017, Judge Amos Mazzant in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued an order granting a group of twenty-one states’ and fifty-five business associations’ motion for summary judgment…
  • Sep 6

    The Rescission of DACA – A Quick Overview of How This Impacts Your DACA Employee

    The Rescission of DACA – A Quick Overview of How This Impacts Your DACA Employee
    USCIS announced on September 5, 2017, that they are phasing in a rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). The DACA program began in 2012 and granted temporary status and work permits to the…
Rank this Week: 4110

McCormack & Erlich Blog

McCormack & Erlich Blog

Covers employment law.

http://mcelawfirm.com/articles/
  • Sep 19

    Venture capital firm co-founder resigns amid sexual harassment scandal

    Venture capital firm co-founder resigns amid sexual harassment scandal
    Silicon Valley has recently been hit by a series of complaints about inappropriate behavior in the workplace. Not long ago, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down amid allegations of sexual harassment within the ride-hail company. […]
  • Sep 6

    San Francisco attorney wins $2 million in whistleblower lawsuit against city

    San Francisco attorney wins $2 million in whistleblower lawsuit against city
    A former deputy city attorney won a wrongful termination and whistleblower lawsuit against the city of San Francisco. The San Francisco Superior Court jury awarded Joanna Hoeper over $2 million for lost earnings and emotional […]
  • Aug 31

    Naked photo sent on LinkedIn thrusts online sexual harassment into spotlight

    Naked photo sent on LinkedIn thrusts online sexual harassment into spotlight
    Sexual harassment in the workplace is unlawful. But what happens when the alleged harassment takes place outside the office, online over a social media platform? A Los Angeles court is going to be deciding on […]
Rank this Week: 2130

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Sep 19

    Employers advised to stay tuned as another healthcare bill heats up

    Employers advised to stay tuned as another healthcare bill heats up
    As yet another attempt to kill the Affordable Care Act (ACA) heats up in Washington, employers wondering how a new law might affect their benefit plans are advised to stay tuned. And with lawmakers facing a short timetable, at least some…
  • Sep 14

    Time running out to comment on long-stalled overtime rule

    Time running out to comment on long-stalled overtime rule
    Employers and others have until September 25 to submit comments to shape the rule governing which workers are eligible for overtime pay. Once the deadline passes, employers will face a waiting game before learning what changes may be in…
  • Sep 6

    Suit filed over Trump’s phaseout of DACA: what employers should know

    Suit filed over Trump’s phaseout of DACA: what employers should know
    On September 5, President Donald Trump announced that the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will be phased out over the next six months. In response, 11 states and the District of Columbia have filed suit, alleging…
Rank this Week: 4222

New York Accident Lawyer Blog

New York Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers workers compensation, construction, employment, and injury law. By Oresky & Associates, pllc.

https://www.oreskylaw.com/en/blog/
Rank this Week: 2009

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

Covers California employment laws. By the California Chamber of Commerce.

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Sep 19

    Comments on Proposed National Origin Regulations Due by September 27

    Comments on Proposed National Origin Regulations Due by September 27
    As reported earlier, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council has proposed amendments to the state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to specifically address national origin protections. The draft regulations discuss the…
  • Sep 15

    Parental Leave Mandate for Small Business Passe

    Parental Leave Mandate for Small Business Passe
    A job killer bill mandating a new protected leave of absence for small businesses passed the Legislature this week and is on its way to the Governor. SB 63 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) passed the Assembly on September 12 by a vote of…
  • Sep 14

    Deadline Near: Don’t Forget to Use New Form I-9

    Deadline Near: Don’t Forget to Use New Form I-9
    This past July, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised Form I-9. Employers were given a grace period before they were required to use the new form, but that grace period expires soon! By September 18,…
Rank this Week: 714

Labor Relations Update

Labor Relations Update

By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://www.laborrelationsupdate.com
Rank this Week: 3601

The Case Law Firm Blog

The Case Law Firm Blog

An employment law blog for employees.

http://www.thecaselawfirm.com/blog
  • Sep 19

    Client Speak – Praise for Partner, Kate Sedey

    Client Speak – Praise for Partner, Kate Sedey
    We here at The Case Law Firm, LLC are committed to providing excellent care and expertise to all of our clients. Don’t just take our word for it! Here is a recent client review of our partner, Kate Sedey. Kate Sedey is a…
  • Sep 15

    Lactation is Pregnancy Related Medical Condition Protected by PDA

    Lactation is Pregnancy Related Medical Condition Protected by PDA
    Given the horrible decision we reported on a couple of weeks ago, in which a district court shockingly ruled that termination because of menstruation was not unlawful discrimination, we thought it would be nice to report on a court that is…
  • Sep 6

    We’re Matching Donations in Support of our Buddy Benjamin’s Pediatric Cancer Fundraiser

    We’re Matching Donations in Support of our Buddy Benjamin’s Pediatric Cancer Fundraiser
    September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month and, this weekend, our Firm is helping our young friend Benjamin Brave and his family raise money to support pediatric cancer research and provide assistance to families who face the daunting…
Rank this Week: 2047

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
  • Sep 19

    John Hession Speaking on Panel at AUTM 2017 Eastern Region Meeting

    John Hession Speaking on Panel at AUTM 2017 Eastern Region Meeting
    At the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Eastern Region Meeting, corporate attorney John Hession will participate on the panel “Title Founders and Initial Equity Distribution for Startups.” The panel will…
  • Sep 18

    “Practicing TM, Copyright, IP & Related Areas of Law”: Amanda Schreyer Speaking at BPLA Event

    “Practicing TM, Copyright, IP & Related Areas of Law”: Amanda Schreyer Speaking at BPLA Event
    Intellectual property attorney Amanda Schreyer will speak at the Boston Patent Law Association’s “Making Connections in Boston’s IP Community” event on October 18. Amanda will speak on the panel “Practicing TM,…
  • Sep 18

    MBBP Welcomes Corporate Attorney Kevin McNiff

    MBBP Welcomes Corporate Attorney Kevin McNiff
    Kevin McNiff has joined MBBP as an associate in the Corporate Department. Kevin concentrates his practice on private fund formation, mergers and acquisitions, entity formation and financing, and has represented clients ranging from…
Rank this Week: 616

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/
  • Sep 19

    Wait and CETA

    Wait and CETA
    We have previously reported on the progress of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on this blog (see here and here). While the implications and impact of CETA on both business and M&A activity in…
  • Sep 14

    “Shop-in-shop” retail: perfecting your security interest

    “Shop-in-shop” retail: perfecting your security interest
    In today’s business world, we continue to see creative interconnection among businesses. These arrangements are often motivated by a desire for companies to attain certain benefits of M&A transactions (such as synergies) without…
  • Sep 13

    Protecting trade secrets in M&A

    Protecting trade secrets in M&A
    Trade secrets and confidential information are a cornerstone to most successful intellectual property strategies.  Trade secrets provide important competitive advantages that augment the profitability and value of a business.  The…
Rank this Week: 2072

Law Clips

Law Clips

Covers employment law. By Greenwald Doherty.

http://greenwaldllp.com/law-clips/
  • Sep 19

    FMLA Leave Done and Able Employee Wants More Time Off

    FMLA Leave Done and Able Employee Wants More Time Off
    The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides 12 weeks of job-protected leave in a number of scenarios.  It is not just for birth-mothers or others who become disabled.  FMLA leave can be taken by fathers to care for a…
  • Sep 19

    When Confidentiality Agreements Turn into Non-Compete

    When Confidentiality Agreements Turn into Non-Compete
    Non-compete agreements which prohibit employees from working in competitive jobs for some period of time after leaving employment often also contain a confidentiality / non-disclosure provision. The confidentiality provision is intended to…
  • Sep 19

    When More Disability Leave Is Needed After FMLA Leave is Completed

    When More Disability Leave Is Needed After FMLA Leave is Completed
    Employers are often faced with the scenario where a disabled employee is finishing her leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in the next week, but the doctor says she needs more leave. In this situation, without regard to what…
Rank this Week: 3821

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
  • Sep 19

    Tips from the Table: Negotiating Modifications & Coalition Bargaining

    Tips from the Table: Negotiating Modifications & Coalition Bargaining
    We are excited to continue our video series – Tips from the Table. In these monthly videos, members of LCW’s Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining practice group will provide various tips that can be implemented…
  • Sep 7

    DeVos Calls For Revising Title IX Regulations, Announces Public Comment Period

    DeVos Calls For Revising Title IX Regulations, Announces Public Comment Period
    This post was authored by Laura Schulkind and Jenny Denny On September 7, 2017, United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos spoke at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School to discuss problems with the current Title IX…
  • Sep 7

    Accommodating the Religious Practices of a Diverse Workforce

    Accommodating the Religious Practices of a Diverse Workforce
    Religious diversity, including the protection of religious minorities, is a core American value, as shown by its prominent placement in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, in the establishment and free exercise clauses. …
Rank this Week: 482

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/
  • Sep 19

    What it’s like to be sued by your employee

    What it’s like to be sued by your employee
    When you litigate, you’re losing. This is an odd statement for a litigator to make. But it’s true. When you litigate, the only people that “win” are the lawyers. It’s for this reason that I believe that every…
  • Sep 18

    The 19th nominee for the “worst employer of 2017” is … the pizza punisher

    The 19th nominee for the “worst employer of 2017” is … the pizza punisher
    Your 19th nominee for the worst employer of 2017 is a Jacksonville, Florida, Pizza Hut franchisee that threatened its employees if they skipped work because of Hurricane Irma. Really. Expectation is that all TM’s work their…
  • Sep 15

    WIRTW #476 (the “… punk rocker” edition)

    WIRTW #476 (the “… punk rocker” edition)
    Genetics is a funny thing. We have no idea where Norah got her musical chops, as neither my wife nor I are anywhere close to what one would call musical. Consider this, however. Joey Ramone’s real name was Jeffrey Hyman. Could this…
Rank this Week: 1096

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1165

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Excluding Medical Coverage Amounted to Retaliation

    Excluding Medical Coverage Amounted to Retaliation
    In Whitley v. Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., 2017 LEXIS 68040 (E.D. Tex. 2017), the Plaintiff’s son was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in September, 2015. Amy Whitley claimed Dr. Pepper discriminated against her because…
  • Sep 14

    Employees Cannot Sue Laboratory for Drug Test Error

    Employees Cannot Sue Laboratory for Drug Test Error
    Many employers require drug tests for their employees. What happens when the drug testing laboratory commits an error regarding the test? Failing a drug test can result in termination. That is what happened in Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Rincones,…
  • Sep 11

    Bolling Out at Fox New

    Bolling Out at Fox New
    So, Eric Bolling is out at Fox News. Yet another Fox News personality is gone due to allegations of sex harassment. See CNN news report. I previously wrote about Mr. Boling’s troubles here. Mr. Bolling was accused of sending lewd text…
Rank this Week: 623

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Covers the law of restrictive covenants, unfair competition and trade secrets. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.tradesecretsnoncompetelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2903

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Covers what you need to know before you quit, get fired, or decide to sue the bastards. By Donna Ballman.

http://employeeatty.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    OSHA Protects You From Dangerous Working Conditions Post-Hurricane

    OSHA Protects You From Dangerous Working Conditions Post-Hurricane
    I'm getting lots of calls and emails about employers making employees work in conditions they deem unsafe. Here's what OSHA says about workplace safety:You have the right to a safe workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970…
  • Sep 4

    If My Office Is Closed Due To A Hurricane Do I Get Paid?

    If My Office Is Closed Due To A Hurricane Do I Get Paid?
    With Texas recovering from Harvey and Irma bearing down on Florida right now, I thought I'd re-run this popular and necessary column.Whether you’re entitled to be paid when the office is closed depends on whether you are…
  • Aug 25

    If Your Prospective Employer Has Lots Of Turnover, Think Twice

    If Your Prospective Employer Has Lots Of Turnover, Think Twice
    All the craziness and turnover at the White House has many Americans wondering what anyone joining the Administration is thinking. But I see it all the time. Folks either desperate for a job or getting an offer that's off the charts decide…
Rank this Week: 3043

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.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 26

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/
  • Sep 19

    Who Should Terminate or Modify Irrevocable Trusts?

    Who Should Terminate or Modify Irrevocable Trusts?
    Bradley E.S. Fogel, Terminating or Modifying Irrevocable Trusts by Consent of the Beneficiaries—A Proposal to Respect the Primacy of the Settlor’s Intent, 50 Real Prop., Tr. & Est. L.J. 337 (2016). Michael Yu Professor Bradley…
  • Sep 18

    When the Life of the Law is Logic

    When the Life of the Law is Logic
    Sarah B. Lawsky, Formalizing the Code, 70 Tax L. Rev. 377 (2017), available at SSRN. Susan Morse In Formalizing the Code, Professor Sarah Lawsky offers a glimpse of what might be gained if law were written in formal logic…
  • Sep 15

    Regulations Hinder Mobility and the National Economy

    Regulations Hinder Mobility and the National Economy
    David Schleicher, Stuck! The Law and Economics of Residential Stability, 127 Yale L.J. (forthcoming, 2017), available at SSRN. Steve Eagle The principal goal of local zoning has been to assure existing residents a stable and comfortable…
Rank this Week: 45

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/
Rank this Week: 268

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Calling President An Idiot May Be Protected Speech (But Maybe Not)

    Calling President An Idiot May Be Protected Speech (But Maybe Not)
    “President Trump is a Big Fat Idiot” or, for that matter, “Secretary Clinton is a Sore Loser.” Let’s suppose you see one of your employees tweeting one of these expressions on Twitter during non-work hours from a…
  • Sep 15

    BREAKING: Budget Implementer Bill Contains Big Proposed FMLA Changes for Connecticut

    BREAKING: Budget Implementer Bill Contains Big Proposed FMLA Changes for Connecticut
    Update at 2:06 p.m.: Since publishing this article, I’ve now heard from three people who work at or with the legislature that while they can’t find fault with my analysis of the proposed legislation as described below, the section…
  • Sep 15

    Is Jury Diversity a Problem? Panel Explores Issue

    Is Jury Diversity a Problem? Panel Explores Issue
    If you’ve ever tried a case in federal or state court, you know that picking a “jury of your peers” is often a challenge for all.  Sometimes, otherwise qualified prospective jurors say that they have conflicts with…
Rank this Week: 379

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
  • Sep 18

    Minken Employment Lawyers Sponsor Flato Markham Theatre 2017/2018

    Minken Employment Lawyers Sponsor Flato Markham Theatre 2017/2018
    Minken Employment Lawyers "All That Jazz Series" at Flato Markham Theatre returns for the 2017/2018 season. We are honoured to support and celebrate the success and achievements of talented artists and performers. The post Minken Employment…
  • Sep 18

    Random Drug and Alcohol Testing at Workplace? – COURT DECIDES

    Random Drug and Alcohol Testing at Workplace? – COURT DECIDES
    In Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 113 v. Toronto Transit Commission, the Ontario Superior Court recently rendered its decision dismissing the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 113's application for an interlocutory injunction restraining the…
  • Sep 11

    Bill 148 – Proposed Changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000

    Bill 148 – Proposed Changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000
    Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 The post Bill 148 – Proposed Changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 appeared first on Minken Employment Lawyers.
Rank this Week: 651

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/
  • Sep 18

    Sprunk v. Prisma LLC: Strategic Delay by Defendant Risks Arbitration Waiver

    Sprunk v. Prisma LLC: Strategic Delay by Defendant Risks Arbitration Waiver
    In a decision likely to spur defendants to make immediate motions to compel arbitration in class actions, the California Court of Appeal, Second District, found that a defendant who chose to wait for class certification before seeking…
  • Sep 6

    9th Cir. Shuts Down Finish Line’s Attempt to Arbitrate Pregnancy Suit

    9th Cir. Shuts Down Finish Line’s Attempt to Arbitrate Pregnancy Suit
    In an unpublished decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently determined that The Finish Line, Inc., an athletic retailer, cannot arbitrate a former associate’s pregnancy discrimination claim, finding the company’s…
  • Aug 30

    Williams v. Marshalls of CA: PAGA Plaintiffs Entitled to Broad Discovery Right

    Williams v. Marshalls of CA: PAGA Plaintiffs Entitled to Broad Discovery Right
    On July 13, 2017, in a unanimous opinion, the California Supreme Court affirmed PAGA plaintiffs’ broad rights to discovery under the Civil Discovery Act. Williams v. Marshalls of CA, LLC, No. S227228 __ Cal.5th __ (July 13, 2017) (slip…
Rank this Week: 638

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/
  • Sep 18

    Non-Solicitation Provisions: Go Narrow or Risk Unenforceability

    Non-Solicitation Provisions: Go Narrow or Risk Unenforceability
      Employers need to protect their customer base.  Employees need to retain control and autonomy over their lives.  The potential conflict between basic tenets of the employer-employee relationship are readily apparent in…
  • Sep 17

    A New Era in Franchising Compliance is Here

    A New Era in Franchising Compliance is Here
    The Federal Government’s Protecting Vulnerable Workers Bill received the Royal Assent on 14 September 2017. With the exception of the provisions in relation to responsible franchisors (which commence on 27 October 2017), the Fair Work…
  • Sep 12

    Monitoring of employees’ emails: Bărbulescu v. Romania

    Monitoring of employees’ emails: Bărbulescu v. Romania
    This post was co-written by Sabrina English, Trainee Solicitor, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, London A recent decision of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has held that an employer had infringed an employee’s rights…
Rank this Week: 885

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Sep 18

    Maryland Court Expands Defenses Available to Battered Spouse

    Maryland Court Expands Defenses Available to Battered Spouse
    On August 7, 2017, the Maryland Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, handed down a decision that will open a new avenue of defense to battered spouses in the state – in the extreme case where the spouse hires a hit man to…
  • Sep 5

    Federal Medical Malpractice Legislation: Still a Bad Idea

    Federal Medical Malpractice Legislation: Still a Bad Idea
    Early this summer, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed a bill (H.R. 1215 the deceptively titled “Protecting Access to Care Act”) that would limit the “non-economic” money damages available to patients in…
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Court Will Hear Key Case on Federal Whistleblower Law

    Supreme Court Will Hear Key Case on Federal Whistleblower Law
    The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Monday, June 26, that it plans to hear arguments later this year on a case that is of great importance to corporate whistleblowers and to people who support them. The case centers on the Dodd-Frank law,…
Rank this Week: 1820

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Lukewarm Is No Good – Turning Your Hobby into a Busine

    Lukewarm Is No Good – Turning Your Hobby into a Busine
    In celebration of Roald Dahl Day  last Wednesday, someone posted the above quote from the multi-talented British novelist (and short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot) on r/GetMotivated on Reddit. This quote describes…
  • Sep 15

    Marketers and Influencers: How Should You Make Disclosures Online?

    Marketers and Influencers: How Should You Make Disclosures Online?
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued an updated version of its Endorsement Guides, which includes important information about the FTC’s current thoughts on when and how material connections between brands and endorsers…
  • Sep 14

    Marketers and Influencers: When Should You Make Disclosures Online?

    Marketers and Influencers: When Should You Make Disclosures Online?
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued an updated version of its Endorsement Guides, which includes important information about the FTC’s current thoughts on when and how material connections between brands and endorsers…
Rank this Week: 4644

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: 3461

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/
  • Sep 18

    What is Ethnic Discrimination in the Workplace?

    What is Ethnic Discrimination in the Workplace?
    Ethnic discrimination occurs when an employee is treated different than his or her colleagues based on their ethnicity in a manner that is unfair. A person’s ethnicity refers to the national, cultural or religious group(s) to which they…
  • Sep 18

    How to Deal With Workplace Violence

    How to Deal With Workplace Violence
    It is exceedingly important that businesses have clear policies and procedures in place to address workplace violence, which comply with the statutes that govern workplace violence – including the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety…
  • Sep 11

    Can attending a white supremacist rally be grounds for dismissal?

    Can attending a white supremacist rally be grounds for dismissal?
    After several attendees of last month’s white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., were outed on social media and then quickly fired, Canadian employers are asking, “Can attending a white supremacist rally be grounds for…
Rank this Week: 145

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Sep 18

    Federal Courts Criticized for Dismissive Treatment of Employment Discrimination Victim

    Federal Courts Criticized for Dismissive Treatment of Employment Discrimination Victim
    There is overwhelming evidence that federal courts for years have ignored and marginalized plaintiffs in employment discrimination cases. Judge Richard A. Posner, one of the nation’s leading appellate judges, recently resigned from the…
  • Sep 17

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce No “Friend of the Court”

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce No “Friend of the Court”
    Nice to see someone calling out the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which frequently inserts itself into national litigation as a “friend of the court.” In reality, the Chamber is almost always an advocate for a dues paying corporate…
  • Sep 14

    Age Discrimination by Feds Violates U.S. Constitution and Universal Declaration of Human Right

    Age Discrimination by Feds Violates U.S. Constitution and Universal Declaration of Human Right
    It would seem to be patently illegal to accord lesser treatment to discrimination victims on the basis of age as opposed to race, sex, religion, color and national origin. Yet, this is the law of our land. The U.S. Supreme Court has…
Rank this Week: 2680

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/
  • Sep 18

    Federal Courts Criticized for Dismissive Treatment of Employment Discrimination Victim

    Federal Courts Criticized for Dismissive Treatment of Employment Discrimination Victim
    There is overwhelming evidence that federal courts for years have ignored and marginalized plaintiffs in employment discrimination cases. Judge Richard A. Posner, one of the nation’s leading appellate judges, recently resigned from the…
  • Sep 17

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce No “Friend of the Court”

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce No “Friend of the Court”
    Nice to see someone calling out the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which frequently inserts itself into national litigation as a “friend of the court.” In reality, the Chamber is almost always an advocate for a dues paying corporate…
  • Sep 14

    Age Discrimination by Feds Violates U.S. Constitution and Universal Declaration of Human Right

    Age Discrimination by Feds Violates U.S. Constitution and Universal Declaration of Human Right
    It would seem to be patently illegal to accord lesser treatment to discrimination victims on the basis of age as opposed to race, sex, religion, color and national origin. Yet, this is the law of our land. The U.S. Supreme Court has…
Rank this Week: 3027

Ottawa Employment & Labour Law…

Ottawa Employment & Labour Law Blog

By Vey Willetts LLP. Focuses on issues arising from the workplace, including wrongful dismissal; human rights and accommodation; occupational health and safety; parental leave; restrictive covenants and workplace privacy.

http://www.vwlawyers.ca/blog/
  • Sep 18

    “Too pretty to drive a forklift”: Employee awarded considerable damages for workplace harassment and discrimination

    “Too pretty to drive a forklift”: Employee awarded considerable damages for workplace harassment and discrimination
    In a recent decision from Windsor, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario ordered an employer to pay almost $60,000 in damages for the way in which a female employee was repeatedly harassed, insulted and humiliated by senior management.
  • Aug 29

    Paul Willetts Quoted in the Ottawa Metro

    Paul Willetts Quoted in the Ottawa Metro
    Vey Willetts lawyer Paul Willetts was quoted in the August 21, 2017 edition of the Ottawa Metro News. The article, "Be Warned, Job Seekers: There is Such a Thing as a Bad Reference", considers a recent Ontario court case in which…
  • Aug 22

    Protecting Employees from Third-Party Harassment

    Protecting Employees from Third-Party Harassment
    All Ontario employers have a duty to protect employees from workplace harassment. These protections are set out in the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”).
Rank this Week: 1725

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • Sep 18

    Ninth Circuit Deviates from Guidance and Other Authority on Tip Credit

    Ninth Circuit Deviates from Guidance and Other Authority on Tip Credit
    We have previously discussed how the Department of Labor (DOL) often issues guidance to assist employers in applying and complying with the DOL’s various regulations. The federal courts generally follow this guidance when analyzing the…
  • Sep 18

    Keep Identifying Information out of Job Applications and Advertisement

    Keep Identifying Information out of Job Applications and Advertisement
    Certain job advertisements have drawn media scrutiny in recent weeks, including dozens of postings seeking applicants with a “neutral” accent for language teaching, sales, and IT support jobs. Another trend, in the opposite…
  • Sep 11

    401(k)/403(b) Loan Borrowers – Check Your Paystubs!

    401(k)/403(b) Loan Borrowers – Check Your Paystubs!
    A recent tax court case, Louelia Salomon Frias, v. Commissioner, TC Memo 2017-139, illustrates why it is good practice to verify that employee loan repayments have been timely deducted. Plan Loan Requirements. An employer can amend its…
Rank this Week: 1156

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Sep 18

    The Hazards Involved in Poultry Processing – St. Louis Work Comp Attorney

    The Hazards Involved in Poultry Processing – St. Louis Work Comp Attorney
    Workers involved in poultry processing are more susceptible to injuries than many workers in other industries. Every industry involves some level of risk. However, the poultry industry poses much greater challenges for workers. They may not…
  • Sep 15

    Machine Accidents Occur More Commonly Than You May Think

    Machine Accidents Occur More Commonly Than You May Think
    Machines are used in industries so that the work can be done in a more efficient, easy and quick manner. They are the backbone of the manufacturing, construction and transportation industries. While machines are certainly a blessing to such…
  • Sep 13

    Workers Compensation for Workplace Injury Induced Chondromalacia

    Workers Compensation for Workplace Injury Induced Chondromalacia
    Knee injuries are among the more common workplace injuries. Workplace injuries are more common than we think. These injuries, particularly the ones that require hospitalization and surgery. Injuries can lead to high medical expenses, wage…
Rank this Week: 160

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/
  • Sep 18

    PODCAST: Employment Policies in the Trump Administration

    PODCAST: Employment Policies in the Trump Administration
    In this Verrill Voices podcast, labor and employment attorneys Tawny Alvarez and Richard Moon discuss recent administrative and legislative developments, how they affect employers generally. More specifically, they discuss the current…
  • Sep 6

    FLSA Exempt Salary Adjustment Update

    FLSA Exempt Salary Adjustment Update
    On Thursday, Judge Amos Mazzant of the Eastern District of Texas issued an order concluding that the Department of Labor’s amendments to the FLSA—increasing the minimum salary threshold from $23,660 annually to $47,476.00 in order…
  • Aug 24

    Health Plan Nightmares Straight from the Horse’s Mouth

    Health Plan Nightmares Straight from the Horse’s Mouth
    In a cautionary tale that highlights the importance of the claims and appeals process, a federal judge is requiring the AT&T, Inc. health plan to pay more than $117,000 for treatment of one of its employee’s daughters at Equine…
Rank this Week: 940

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Sep 18

    Third Circuit: Who's a "supervisor" for harassment claims?

    Third Circuit: Who's a "supervisor" for harassment claims?
    Yes, the Supreme Court already answered this question in Vance v. Ball State Univ., holding per the syllabus that:An employee is a “supervisor” for purposes of vicarious liability under Title VII only if he or she is empowered by…
  • Sep 1

    Third Circuit on Title VII, ADA, and 1983 claim

    Third Circuit on Title VII, ADA, and 1983 claim
    Yesterday, the Third Circuit issued a precedential opinion in Williams v. PHRC. Williams sued the PHRC for allegedly discriminating against her based on her race and disability. Generally, under 42 U.S.C. §1983, people can sue state…
  • Aug 15

    Can employers fire employees for attending Charlottesville protests?

    Can employers fire employees for attending Charlottesville protests?
    I'm sure you've already heard about the violence in Charlottesville this past weekend, and you've probably heard about the efforts to get the white supremacist protesters fired. Is is legal for employers to fire employees for attending the…
Rank this Week: 3826

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Female Doctors Allege Gender Discrimination in Pay

    Female Doctors Allege Gender Discrimination in Pay
    Gender discrimination can occur in all industries, at all education levels and all income tiers. Recently, a trio of female physicians in North Carolina filed a gender discrimination lawsuit alleging the male doctors within their health…
  • Sep 15

    California Politicians Tackle the Problem of Sexual Harassment in Venture Capitalism

    California Politicians Tackle the Problem of Sexual Harassment in Venture Capitalism
    Gender discrimination in the technology sector has long been a problem which female Californians have simply had to endure. The anti-diversity manifesto by a former Google engineer is just the latest in a long line of more subtle disparities…
  • Sep 14

    Fired Google Engineer Raises Issues of Free Speech in the Workplace

    Fired Google Engineer Raises Issues of Free Speech in the Workplace
    The recent case of James Damore has raised serious issues about politics and free speech in the workplace. Damore was a Google engineer who circulated a highly controversial “anti-diversity manifesto” among his co-workers. Among…
Rank this Week: 221

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/
  • Sep 18

    Federal Laws Do Not Preempt Connecticut Law Providing Employment Protections to Medical Marijuana User

    Federal Laws Do Not Preempt Connecticut Law Providing Employment Protections to Medical Marijuana User
    Connecticut employees using medical marijuana for certain debilitating medical conditions as allowed under Connecticut law for “qualified users” are protected under state law from being fired or refused employment based solely on…
  • Aug 28

    NYC OATH Finds in Favor of Medical Marijuana User

    NYC OATH Finds in Favor of Medical Marijuana User
    As we have previously reported, there has been an uptick of new employment decisions finding in favor of registered medical marijuana users.  Somewhat under the radar, New York City’s Office of Administrative Trials & Hearings…
  • Aug 28

    NYC OATH Decision Finds for Medical Marijuana User

    NYC OATH Decision Finds for Medical Marijuana User
    As we have previously reported, there has been an uptick of new employment decisions finding in favor of registered medical marijuana users.  Somewhat under the radar, New York City’s Office of Administrative Trials & Hearings…
Rank this Week: 3587

Unemployed and Scared

Unemployed and Scared

Appeals and tips specific to Minnesota's unemployment process. By IAJ Law, LLC.

http://iajlaw.com/news-articles/unemployment/
  • Sep 18

    Unemployment Employment Misconduct in Minnesota Can Mean Anthing Except

    Unemployment Employment Misconduct in Minnesota Can Mean Anthing Except
    The post Unemployment Employment Misconduct in Minnesota Can Mean Anthing Except appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. Employment misconduct is a phrase used with unemployment benefits in Minnesota.  As you will see, it can mean just about…
  • Sep 4

    Unemployment Tip # 008: Before The Phone Appeal, Obtain Your Employment File

    Unemployment Tip # 008: Before The Phone Appeal, Obtain Your Employment File
    The post Unemployment Tip # 008: Before The Phone Appeal, Obtain Your Employment File appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. Having a successful game plan for an unemployment appeal hearing is really important.  Unfortunately, a lot of people…
  • Aug 30

    Why the Unemployment Appeal Statistics Posted for Minnesota Are Wrong

    Why the Unemployment Appeal Statistics Posted for Minnesota Are Wrong
    The post Why the Unemployment Appeal Statistics Posted for Minnesota Are Wrong appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. Did you see the latest unemployment appeal statistics for Minnesota?  Well, if you haven’t, the Department of Labor has…
Rank this Week: 2096

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
Rank this Week: 4180

Goldbach Law Group Blog

Goldbach Law Group Blog

Covers bankruptcy and employment law.

http://www.goldbachlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    How To File For Bankruptcy

    How To File For Bankruptcy
    Filling for bankruptcy can be a somewhat stressful process.  Much of this stress can be alleviated if you know how to file for bankruptcy, including all the requirements and steps needed to get your bankruptcy discharged in bankruptcy…
  • Sep 4

    Crafting a Long Lasting Partnership Agreement

    Crafting a Long Lasting Partnership Agreement
    Starting a business is an exciting and stressful experience.  If you have elected to form a partnership, whether it is a general partnership, a limited partnership or a joint venture, one of your first steps will be crafting a strong…
  • Aug 29

    File for Bankruptcy to Avoid Foreclosure

    File for Bankruptcy to Avoid Foreclosure
    According to World Property Journal, there were 428,000 property foreclosures in the first half of 2017. This is a 20% decline from the same time last year. Typically, homeowners go through foreclosure due to income loss or having a variable…
Rank this Week: 1751

Immigration and Employment Law…

Immigration and Employment Law Blog

By Coane & Associates.

http://immigrationandemploymentlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 17

    Homeland Security Required to Release Convicted Criminals by Supreme Court

    Homeland Security Required to Release Convicted Criminals by Supreme Court
    In a press release dated September 13, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)informed the public that they are issuing visa sanctions against certain countries (Guinea, Sierra Leone, Cambodia and Eritrea) who do not assist in issuing…
  • Aug 31

    Houston update

    Houston update
        I have not done a blog-post in awhile, but after the Houston floods caused by Hurricane Harvey, I feel compelled to write again. First of all, the staff at Coane and Associates has managed to survive the flood with limited…
  • Jul 28

    Immigration Arrests and Raids and Employment Law Update

    Immigration Arrests and Raids and Employment Law Update
    Here is a video of a speech that I gave a few months ago to an overflow crowd in Houston. I was talking about my predictions for immigration raids of churches, hospitals, synagogues, mosques and other places where immigration officials…
Rank this Week: 3431

Boletin Laboral

Boletin Laboral

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

http://www.abogadoslaborales.com
  • Sep 17

    Evaluando la lista de los mejores patrono

    Evaluando la lista de los mejores patrono
    Recientemente se publicó en el Nuevo Día una lista de “Los Mejores Patronos de 2017”.  Esa lista no necesariamente incluye los que en efecto son los ‘mejores’ patronos de Puerto Rico sino…
  • May 15

    Licencia de doce meses no es un acomodo razonable

    Licencia de doce meses no es un acomodo razonable
    Una licencia adicional de doce meses no era un acomodo razonable bajo la Ley ADA (Ley de Americanos con Discapacidades) en el caso de una empleada que ya había disfrutado de cinco meses de licencia. La empresa la despidió luego…
  • May 2

    Reforma laboral modifica concepto de horas extra

    Reforma laboral modifica concepto de horas extra
    Con la reforma laboral que trajo la ley 4-2017, el concepto de lo que es una hora extra cambió; se simplificó la manera de computarlas pero esto no necesariamente le hará la vida más facil al trabajador.…
Rank this Week: 1862

Boletin Laboral

Boletin Laboral

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

http://www.abogadoslaborales.com
  • Sep 17

    Evaluando la lista de los mejores patrono

    Evaluando la lista de los mejores patrono
    Recientemente se publicó en el Nuevo Día una lista de “Los Mejores Patronos de 2017”.  Esa lista no necesariamente incluye los que en efecto son los ‘mejores’ patronos de Puerto Rico sino…
  • May 15

    Licencia de doce meses no es un acomodo razonable

    Licencia de doce meses no es un acomodo razonable
    Una licencia adicional de doce meses no era un acomodo razonable bajo la Ley ADA (Ley de Americanos con Discapacidades) en el caso de una empleada que ya había disfrutado de cinco meses de licencia. La empresa la despidió luego…
  • May 2

    Reforma laboral modifica concepto de horas extra

    Reforma laboral modifica concepto de horas extra
    Con la reforma laboral que trajo la ley 4-2017, el concepto de lo que es una hora extra cambió; se simplificó la manera de computarlas pero esto no necesariamente le hará la vida más facil al trabajador.…
Rank this Week: 1865

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

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

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/diversity/
  • Sep 17

    Employers look to ‘culture of inclusiveness’ in era of expanding LGBT right

    Employers look to ‘culture of inclusiveness’ in era of expanding LGBT right
    Inclusiveness, civility, respectful treatment: Those are all concepts getting a lot of attention as employers struggle to cope with what seems like an increasingly divisive culture often threatening to bleed over into the workplace.  A…
  • Sep 17

    With HR’s help, employee network groups can improve retention

    With HR’s help, employee network groups can improve retention
    From the employer’s perspective, employee network groups can boost engagement and retention—or they can create divisiveness. To ensure the former, employers need to be involved from the start. By adopting a policy and welcoming…
  • Sep 17

    When words used in a disciplinary report suggest implicit bia

    When words used in a disciplinary report suggest implicit bia
    by Barbara J. Koenig Implicit bias is an unconscious preference for or an aversion to a person or a group of people. In other words, we may have an attitude toward others or stereotype them without conscious knowledge of what we’re…
Rank this Week: 4201