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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/
  • Dec 15

    NLRB Overrules Specialty Healthcare and Unilateral Change Rule

    NLRB Overrules Specialty Healthcare and Unilateral Change Rule
    Another twofer from the NLRB today. The first is another expected change--the Specialty Healthcare decision that has been much derided by employers. In Specialty Healthcare (2011), the Board concluded that if, after there is a determination…
  • Dec 15

    Lobel on Barbie v. Bratz

    Lobel on Barbie v. Bratz
    Congratulations to Orly Lobel (San Diego) on the publication of her book You Don't Own Me: How Mattel v. MGA Entertainment Exposed Barbie's Dark Side (Norton 2017). Here's the publisher's excerpt: The battle between Mattel, the makers of the…
  • Dec 14

    Justice Hart

    Justice Hart
    Congratulations to Melissa Hart, who was just named to the Colorado Supreme Court! Apparently, she will continue to teach, which I'm sure her colleagues and students at University of Colorado will be happy to hear. -Jeff Hirsch
Rank this Week: 50

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/
  • Dec 1

    Challenging an arbitration award

    Challenging an arbitration award
    Challenging an arbitration award2017 NY Slip Op 08382, Appellate Division, Second DepartmentA county employee [Petitioner] was served with disciplinary charges alleging misconduct for accessing unauthorized websites for non-County use and…
  • Nov 30

    Selected reports posted in Employment Law News by WK Workday

    Selected reports posted in Employment Law News by WK Workday
    Selected reports posted in Employment Law News by WK WorkdaySource: Wolters KulwerSelected reports posted by WK Workday November  29, 2017Click on text highlighted in color to access the full reportEmployer’s attempt to…
  • Nov 30

    Appointing authority imposed a more severe penalty than the one recommended by the hearing officer

    Appointing authority imposed a more severe penalty than the one recommended by the hearing officer
    Appointing authority imposed a more severe penalty than the one recommended by the hearing officerOATH Index No. 2230/17The employer alleged that the employee was absent without leave [AWOL] for two weeks, that the employee falsely attributed…
Rank this Week: 54

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

https://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com
Rank this Week: 78

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/
  • Dec 15

    WIRTW #488 (the “all harassment, all the time” edition)

    WIRTW #488 (the “all harassment, all the time” edition)
    As you’ll see below, sexual harassment has become such a big story that it’s (sadly) earned it’s own headlining category in my weekly recap of What I Read This Week. I am looking forward to the day (hopefully sooner rather…
  • Dec 14

    New OFCCP director inherits a criticized agency

    New OFCCP director inherits a criticized agency
    If you are a federal contractor or subcontractor, the letters O-F-C-C-P hold real meaning for you. They stand for Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. It is the federal agency which ensures that employers doing business with…
  • Dec 13

    Today is your last day to vote for the WORST EMPLOYER OF 2017

    Today is your last day to vote for the WORST EMPLOYER OF 2017
    If you have not yet voted for the Worst Employer of 2017, your time is running very short. The polls close at 11 pm today. Who is your favorite? The Cancerous Boss — company fires employee who needs a 10-day leave of absence…
Rank this Week: 173

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Dec 15

    Everything about the Case Assessment Review at the CHRO

    Everything about the Case Assessment Review at the CHRO
    This post is for the employment law nerds out there. You know who you are. You pore over the statistics that show a correlation between the unemployment rate and EEOC filings.  (I see you Lawffice Space.) You rate who the “Worst…
  • Dec 14

    A Reflection on Newtown, Five Years Later

    A Reflection on Newtown, Five Years Later
    I’ll never forget the day I drove into Newtown, Connecticut.  As NBC 30’s Gerry Brooks tweeted this morning: How could you? It was probably the first time I had made my way to that town outside of Danbury. But that…
  • Dec 13

    FLSA Wage & Hour Claims Can Be Subject to Arbitration

    FLSA Wage & Hour Claims Can Be Subject to Arbitration
    There is news in the employment law world beyond sexual harassment.  Arbitration clauses to be exact. Yesterday, the Second Circuit issued a small, but important decision for employers that will continue to limit FLSA wage & hour…
Rank this Week: 213

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/
  • Dec 12

    Seeking Assistance: Employment Lawyer vs. Government Appointed Officer

    Seeking Assistance: Employment Lawyer vs. Government Appointed Officer
    When an employee is terminated, they are often owed a severance package unless the termination was a result of misconduct that justified a dismissal. Where the severance package contravenes minimal entitlements under the law, an … Read…
  • Dec 12

    Misrepresentation Made During the Course of Hiring: Long Term Benefit

    Misrepresentation Made During the Course of Hiring: Long Term Benefit
    Employers must make sure that personnel involved in the recruitment process accurately represent all conditions of employment. This not only includes salary, but any perks offered to employees such as benefits and long term disability…
  • Dec 12

    What Types of Deductions can an Employer Make?

    What Types of Deductions can an Employer Make?
    The only types of deduction employers can make are ones mandated by law, such as CPP, Federal/Provincial tax, or court ordered garnishments. A court may order the employer to deduct wages from the employee if … Read More The post What…
Rank this Week: 205

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: 229

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/
  • Dec 15

    Citizens, Aliens, and the Architecture of Exclusion

    Citizens, Aliens, and the Architecture of Exclusion
    Kunal M. Parker, Making Foreigners: Immigration and Citizenship Law in America, 1600-2000 (2015).Allison Brownell TirresOver the past few decades, historians have enriched our understanding of the concept and experience of citizenship in…
  • Dec 14

    A Compelling Case for a General Theory of Contract

    A Compelling Case for a General Theory of Contract
    Robin Kar, Contract as Empowerment, 83 U. Chi. L. Rev. 759 (2016).Daniel BarnhizerContract in the common law lacks a unifying theory. In this article, Robin Kar offers an intriguing descriptive and normative theory of “contract as…
  • Dec 13

    Furthering Civic Engagement in the Environmental Arena

    Furthering Civic Engagement in the Environmental Arena
    The Environmental Law Institute & the American Bar Association’s Civil Rights and Social Justice Section, Environmental Protection in the Trump Era (2017).Kathryn WattsSince January 2017, the news headlines have been screaming about…
Rank this Week: 255

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Dec 14

    Agency calls for federal legislation to protect LGBT employees from workplace discrimination

    Agency calls for federal legislation to protect LGBT employees from workplace discrimination
    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has released a report calling on Congress to enact legislation addressing workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The report, “Working for Inclusion: Time for…
  • Dec 14

    Sexual harassment: beyond the headline

    Sexual harassment: beyond the headline
    While sexual harassment is the hottest topic in the media today, courts have long been dealing with a full docket of cases involving a wide range of sexual harassment and related issues, including allegations that policies were non-existent,…
  • Dec 14

    NLRB ‘quickie election’ rules may be headed back to the drawing board

    NLRB ‘quickie election’ rules may be headed back to the drawing board
    By Pamela Wolf, J.D. In a move not terribly surprising for labor scene watchers, the National Labor Relations Board is proceeding with a Request for Information (RFI) seeking public input on its controversial 2014 Election Rule, which…
Rank this Week: 283

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

Covers overtime, meal breaks, rest breaks, and pay checks. By Steven G. Pearl.

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 303

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: 299

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/
  • Dec 14

    NWC Condemns Removal of Intelligence Community Whistleblower Advocate

    NWC Condemns Removal of Intelligence Community Whistleblower Advocate
    Washington, D.C. December 14, 2017. According to a report today by Foreignpolicy.com, the Executive Director of Intelligence Community Whistleblowing and Source Protection, Dan Meyer, has been removed from his position and faces an internal…
  • Dec 8

    NWC Releases New Video: “Whistleblowers Change the World”

    NWC Releases New Video: “Whistleblowers Change the World”
    The National Whistleblower Center released a new video featuring four prominent whistleblowers who share their personal stories of blowing the whistle and the backlash they faced for doing the right thing. “Whistleblowers Change…
  • Dec 4

    CFTC Expanding Whistleblower Program

    CFTC Expanding Whistleblower Program
    The return from Thanksgiving holiday has been tough for advocates of whistleblower protections and common sense financial regulation. Last week, the Supreme Court heard Digital Realty Trust v. Somers, which concerned whistleblower protections…
Rank this Week: 311

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    5 Estate Planning Tips for Your Retirement

    5 Estate Planning Tips for Your Retirement
    Are you getting close to retirement? Do you want to develop an effective estate plan but you are not sure how to start? If your answer to one of these two questions is affirmative, you have come to the right resource. We are all aware how…
  • Jul 10

    Probate and Long Term Health Care

    Probate and Long Term Health Care
    Most seniors do their best to prepare for the unfortunate, inevitable, outcome that one day they will pass away.  They create their will, and with painstaking detail allocate their hard-earned money and assets to spouses, children,…
  • May 25

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction
    The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States is growing rapidly. So, too, are the number of myths surrounding the disease and other forms of dementia. Let’s begin by looking at what we do know about…
Rank this Week: 313

McEldrew Young Blog

McEldrew Young Blog

Covers whistleblower law and wage theft for employees.

http://www.mceldrewyoung.com/blog/
  • Dec 11

    Latest Settlement Reveals Mortgage Fraud Continued Years After Financial Crisis Ended

    Latest Settlement Reveals Mortgage Fraud Continued Years After Financial Crisis Ended
    We are reaching the end of a decade since mortgage fraud hit its peak in 2007. However, the latest settlement by IberiaBank suggests that at least one lender continued aspects of mortgage fraud against the Federal Housing Administration (FHA)…
  • Dec 7

    SEC Has Recovered Over $1 Billion Due to Whistleblower Tip

    SEC Has Recovered Over $1 Billion Due to Whistleblower Tip
    Over the past week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has issued total rewards of over $20 million to three SEC whistleblowers. As a result, SEC enforcement actions involving whistleblowers have now recovered more than $1 billion in…
  • Dec 4

    SEC Cyber Unit Files First Action to Halt ICO Fraud PlexCoin

    SEC Cyber Unit Files First Action to Halt ICO Fraud PlexCoin
    The SEC today announced an enforcement action against the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) by PlexCoin. The SEC obtained a freeze on the purportedly $15 million in investor funds raised by PlexCoin from thousands of U.S. and international…
Rank this Week: 392

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Covers employment law cases. By Michael Fox.

http://employerslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    After 42 Years, It's Nice to Know That I Might Be Qualified for Something

    After 42 Years, It's Nice to Know That I Might Be Qualified for Something
    In this morning's mail box ...Michael, BCG Attorney Search noticed that the following job might suit your qualifications and experience. We are pleased to provide you with the latest jobs from your preferred geographic location and practice…
  • Mar 7

    The Concept of Fallow Ground and Other Musing

    The Concept of Fallow Ground and Other Musing
    More than one year has passed since my last post, and the two or three years before were little more productive. Still for some reason, hopefully more noble than ego, I have chosen not to kill off this spot on the internet.Like the biblical…
  • Feb 24

    An Unusual Condition of Employment - You Must Be Armed

    An Unusual Condition of Employment - You Must Be Armed
    A basic tenet of American employment law is that employment is at will, meaning that the employer can set the conditions of employment as long as it is not otherwise illegal.A Georgia businessman who provides aviation insurance has a new one:…
Rank this Week: 403

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

Provides news and analysis of outsourcing, insourcing and beyond. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Dec 12

    DPO as a Service – Outsourcing the Role of Data Protection Officer

    DPO as a Service – Outsourcing the Role of Data Protection Officer
    Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive…
  • Nov 16

    EU Data Transfer Solutions Under Further Judicial Scrutiny – What Next For Model Contract Clauses?

    EU Data Transfer Solutions Under Further Judicial Scrutiny – What Next For Model Contract Clauses?
    TAKEAWAYS: The European Union Court of Justice (“CJEU”) to rule on the validity of Model Contractual Clauses (“MCCs”) following referral by the Irish High Court. The Irish High Court has “well-founded”…
  • Nov 16

    Legal Issues in Robotic Process Automation

    Legal Issues in Robotic Process Automation
    Tim Wright, Partner and Antony Bott, Special Counsel, in Pillsbury’s Global Sourcing & Technology Transactions Practice look at some of the issues to be considered when procuring and sourcing robotic process automation software and…
Rank this Week: 483

Employment Lawyer Blog

Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers workplace discrimination, and employee rights news and updates. By Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP.

http://www.employment-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Fast Food Workers’ Movement to Raise Minimum Wage Picks Up Steam

    Fast Food Workers’ Movement to Raise Minimum Wage Picks Up Steam
    Nearly three years after the launch of “Fight for 15”, a campaign aimed at boosting the minimum wage to $15 per hour, workers are enjoying some sweet success. The effort involves urging fast food workers in numerous cities around…
  • Feb 8

    Fast Food Workers’ Movement to Raise Minimum Wage Picks Up Steam

    Fast Food Workers’ Movement to Raise Minimum Wage Picks Up Steam
    Nearly three years after the launch of “Fight for 15”, a campaign aimed at boosting the minimum wage to $15 per hour, workers are enjoying some sweet success. The effort involves urging fast food workers in numerous cities around…
  • Feb 8

    Fast Food Workers’ Movement to Raise Minimum Wage Picks Up Steam

    Fast Food Workers’ Movement to Raise Minimum Wage Picks Up Steam
    Nearly three years after the launch of “Fight for 15”, a campaign aimed at boosting the minimum wage to $15 per hour, workers are enjoying some sweet success. The effort involves urging fast food workers in numerous cities around…
Rank this Week: 453

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/
  • Dec 15

    Myth #9 – I Must Appoint The Same Person For All Of My Estate Planning

    Myth #9 – I Must Appoint The Same Person For All Of My Estate Planning
    Last week, I dispelled the myth that you only need a Will in order to have a proper estate plan.  This week, I am focusing on who you give power to in these documents.  The person you grant power to under a Will or Power of Attorney…
  • Dec 13

    Pennsylvania’s Expansion of Open Adoption Post-Act 101 – Good or Bad, Right or Wrong, It’s Here

    Pennsylvania’s Expansion of Open Adoption Post-Act 101 – Good or Bad, Right or Wrong, It’s Here
    Pennsylvania removed the restrictions on legally enforceable open adoptions via legislation referred to as Act 101. As many adoptive families and individuals know, Act 101 provided for Post-Adoption Contact Agreements, known as PACAs. These…
  • Dec 8

    Myth #8- I only need a Will.

    Myth #8- I only need a Will.
    If you come to see me asking for just a Will, I will ALWAYS discuss with you whether you need a Financial Power of Attorney and a Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Will.  It is not because I am trying to upsell my services or…
Rank this Week: 567

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: 527

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

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

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
Rank this Week: 509

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/
Rank this Week: 549

Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

Covers legislation, news and cases for whistleblowers and those who represent them. By The Employment Group.

https://www.employmentlawgroup.com/in-the-news/whistleblower-law-blog/
Rank this Week: 577

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 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…
  • Dec 8

    U.S. Department of Labor Proposes New Rules on Tip Sharing

    U.S. Department of Labor Proposes New Rules on Tip Sharing
    The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a proposal to change the tip sharing regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  Under the proposed rule, workplaces would have the freedom to allow sharing of tips among more…
Rank this Week: 606

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/
Rank this Week: 600

Alabama Employment Law Blog

Alabama Employment Law Blog

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

http://birminghamemploymentlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 633

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

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

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • Nov 27

    Mexico Increases Minimum Wage

    Mexico Increases Minimum Wage
    MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2017 Through a press bulletin published this past November 20, the Board of Representatives of the National Committee of Minimum Wages of the Ministry of Labor notified that effective December 1,…
  • Nov 20

    Avoiding Holiday Season Employment Headache

    Avoiding Holiday Season Employment Headache
    As the holiday season approaches, employees look forward to time with family, vacations, and holiday festivities, all of which can mean requesting more time off or calling in sick.  For retailers, however, the holiday season typically…
  • Nov 16

    Closing the Salary Gap & Practical Tips for Employer

    Closing the Salary Gap & Practical Tips for Employer
    Given the national spotlight on pay equity, in 2016 there was a radical change in the equal pay legal landscape, as federal administrative agencies and states implemented laws and regulations to improve and enforce pay equity for individuals…
Rank this Week: 588

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Dec 15

    Are the Handbook Police (Finally) Standing Down?

    Are the Handbook Police (Finally) Standing Down?
    We have been talking about the National Labor Relations Board’s assault on Employee Handbooks, policies and rules for years now.  Frankly, precious few of these posts have contained good news for employers.  See for yourself!…
  • Dec 12

    Social Media in the Workplace: More Changes Ahead?

    Social Media in the Workplace: More Changes Ahead?
    In days past employees discussed and debated workplace issues around the water cooler. That sentimental past-time has long since been replaced by online social media networking and the reach of social media is stunning. There are more than 2…
  • Dec 6

    Covered Employers Must Electronically Submit Injury and Illness Data to OSHA by December 15, 2017

    Covered Employers Must Electronically Submit Injury and Illness Data to OSHA by December 15, 2017
    Last year, OSHA issued a new electronic reporting rule that requires employers with more than 250 employees in industries covered by the OSHA recordkeeping regulations, as well as employers with 20-249 employees in designated “high-risk…
Rank this Week: 767

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

Analyzes and covers developments in employment and labor issues. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
  • Dec 15

    NLRB Overrules Browning-Ferris to Reinstate Prior Joint-Employer Standard

    NLRB Overrules Browning-Ferris to Reinstate Prior Joint-Employer Standard
    The National Labor Relations Board issued a much-anticipated decision on Thursday, overruling its controversial 2015 Browning-Ferris decision that unions and employees argued drastically expanded the definition and scope of the Board’s…
  • Nov 30

    Labor & Employment Quick Takes: What Companies Need to Know about a Pay Equity Analysi

    Labor & Employment Quick Takes: What Companies Need to Know about a Pay Equity Analysi
    Equal pay issues continue to be a focus for new state legislation and of the private plaintiff’s bar. Partner Emily Burkhardt Vicente and Counsel Christy Kiely discuss how employers can best position themselves to defend against claims…
  • Nov 29

    IRS Indicates That Employer Mandate Penalty Letters Are Coming Soon

    IRS Indicates That Employer Mandate Penalty Letters Are Coming Soon
    The IRS recently updated the FAQs on its website regarding the employer mandate to provide some details on the process it will use to impose penalties for failure to provide coverage to “ACA full-time” employees (those working 30…
Rank this Week: 793

Boston Employment Lawyer Blog

Boston Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment law. By Altman & Altman.

https://www.bostonemploymentlawyerblog.net/
  • Dec 14

    Boston Restaurant Sued for Lewd Behavior and Sexual Harassment of Female Employee

    Boston Restaurant Sued for Lewd Behavior and Sexual Harassment of Female Employee
    According to a lawsuit filed earlier this week, female workers at Boston’s McCormick & Schmick’s seafood restaurant have been routinely subjected to sexual harassment from male co-workers and supervisors. The five women…
  • Dec 8

    NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Joins Growing List of Alleged Sexual Harasser

    NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Joins Growing List of Alleged Sexual Harasser
    Sexual harassment has been a major topic of discussion in recent months. This should be no surprise, considering how widespread the problem has been for decades, centuries, probably since the beginning of time. The modern concept of sexual…
  • Dec 6

    Can I be Fired While on Disability?

    Can I be Fired While on Disability?
    Long and short-term disability insurance policies in Massachusetts can offer income protection when a medical problem renders you unable to work, but these policies don’t protect against job loss. Receiving disability benefits does not…
Rank this Week: 824

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/
Rank this Week: 714

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

https://publish.illinois.edu/illinoisblj/
Rank this Week: 712

General Counselor

General Counselor

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

http://general-counselor.com
  • Sep 26

    Announcing Our Combined Blog!

    Announcing Our Combined Blog!
    As with our merger, two highly informative blogs geared towards employers have been combined – WISE: Workplace Initiatives by Saul Ewing and The General Counselor, are now WISE: Workplace Initiatives and Strategies for Employers. Our…
  • Aug 30

    Mandatory Employee Handbook Policies – Part II

    Mandatory Employee Handbook Policies – Part II
    EMPLOYMENT LAW ESSENTIALS E. Jason Tremblay In light of the huge increase in wage and hour litigation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and related state law, employers must clearly outline policies addressing wage and hour issues,…
  • Aug 23

    Mandatory Employee Handbook Policies – Part I

    Mandatory Employee Handbook Policies – Part I
    EMPLOYMENT LAW ESSENTIALS E. Jason Tremblay Following up on my last article regarding whether a company should maintain an employee handbook, the next important question to answer is what provisions are essential to maintain in a handbook.…
Rank this Week: 704

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law…

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law Blog

Focuses on recent developments and news in labor and employment law in Wisconsin and at the federal level. By Randy T. Enochs.

http://milwaukeeemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 809

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature
    By Stephen C. Gerrish, Senior Counsel A new California Court of Appeal decision, Espejo v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, elaborates on how to prove that documents signed online, digitally,...
  • Jun 23

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

    New Harassment Policies Required in California
    By Stephen C. Gerrish, Senior Counsel Employers in California should immediately review their harassment policies to ensure compliance with California’s new harassment prevention regulations. California law mandates that employers…
  • May 11

    The Next Venue Frontier: New Federal Trade Secret Legislation Opens The Federal Courts To Trade Secret Claim

    The Next Venue Frontier: New Federal Trade Secret Legislation Opens The Federal Courts To Trade Secret Claim
    By Andrew P. Holland and Jared M. Ahern On May 11, 2016 President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”). Among other things, the DTSA...
Rank this Week: 748

California Employee Rights Law…

California Employee Rights Law Blog

Comments on Employee Benefits and Employment Law. By Adams, Nye, Becht L.L.P.

http://www.calemployeerights.com/
Rank this Week: 787

Canadian Advocate

Canadian Advocate

Covers immigration, refugee, employment/labour, and occupational health & safety law in Canada. By Abimanyu Singam.

http://canadianadvocate.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 745

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Retail Labor and Employment Law

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

http://www.retaillaborandemploymentlaw.com/
  • Dec 15

    NLRB Reverses Key Rulings on Joint-Employer Status and Handbooks, Rules & Policies – More Changes Coming

    NLRB Reverses Key Rulings on Joint-Employer Status and Handbooks, Rules & Policies – More Changes Coming
    Our colleague Steven M. Swirsky at Epstein Becker Green has a post on the Management Memo blog that will be of interest to our readers: “NLRB Reverses Key Rulings: Returns to Pre-Obama Board Test for Deciding Joint-Employer Status and…
  • Dec 8

    NYC Updates Pregnancy Accommodation Notice

    NYC Updates Pregnancy Accommodation Notice
    Employers in New York City are required to provide their employees with reasonable accommodations related to childbirth and pregnancy. The New York City Commission on Human Rights has published a new factsheet and notice. The notice should be…
  • Nov 22

    Philadelphia Adopts New Regulations Clarifying Salary History Law

    Philadelphia Adopts New Regulations Clarifying Salary History Law
    In December 2016 Philadelphia’s City Council passed a Wage Equity Ordinance (“Ordinance”) prohibiting employers from asking applicants for their salary history or to retaliate against a prospective employee for failing to…
Rank this Week: 922

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm…

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm Blog

Covers employment discrimination and harassment laws. By Resnick Law Group, P.C.

http://www.thenjemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • Dec 15

    Pro Football Player’s Grievance Accuses Teams of Improper Collusion

    Pro Football Player’s Grievance Accuses Teams of Improper Collusion
    New Jersey employment statutes and other laws around the country prohibit employers from taking certain adverse actions against employees. Antitrust laws can provide relief for workers when a direct employer-employee relationship might not…
  • Dec 8

    New Jersey Lawsuits Allege Failure to Pay Overtime Wage

    New Jersey Lawsuits Allege Failure to Pay Overtime Wage
    Employment statutes at the federal and state levels require New Jersey employers to pay a minimum wage to their employees, and to pay overtime to many employees for work performed in excess of 40 hours per week. The federal Fair Labor…
  • Dec 4

    New York Court Rules on Overtime Pay for Home Care Worker

    New York Court Rules on Overtime Pay for Home Care Worker
    Overtime laws have many exceptions and exemptions, but even when an employee is indisputably entitled to overtime, disputes may also arise over what, precisely, constitutes “work time” for which the employee is owed compensation.…
Rank this Week: 1079

Legal Developments In…

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/
  • Dec 15

    The Reading List (2017, No. 30): Ex Parte Seizure Orders, North Dakota Non-Competes, and 9 Years of Blogging

    The Reading List (2017, No. 30): Ex Parte Seizure Orders, North Dakota Non-Competes, and 9 Years of Blogging
    Non-Compete and Trade Secrets News for the week ended December 15, 2017***Ex Parte Seizures of Trade SecretsThe Defend Trade Secrets Act's provision for ex parte seizures of property has generated considerable buzz and commentary, much more…
  • Dec 8

    38 Minutes of Hell

    38 Minutes of Hell
    I've represented defendants in some pretty stupid lawsuits. But 2017 is proving a banner year.Earlier this year, I had client get served with a claim for inevitable disclosure of trade secrets. From the outset, the case was a pure…
  • Dec 1

    The Reading List (2017, No. 29): Frivolous Litigation in the Northern District and Uber (Allegedly) Covers Up

    The Reading List (2017, No. 29): Frivolous Litigation in the Northern District and Uber (Allegedly) Covers Up
    Non-Compete and Trade Secrets News for the week ended December 1, 2017***Another Dumb Lawsuit in IllinoisSorry. I call it like it is. And this lawsuit was stupid. I've been waiting to write on it for some time, after the preliminary…
Rank this Week: 849

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/
  • Dec 15

    Petersen Never Conducted a Trial, Never Argued a Motion

    Petersen Never Conducted a Trial, Never Argued a Motion
    Pres. Trump has nominated some crazy folks for lifetime federal judgeships. Four have been rated unqualified by the ABA’s volunteer committee of some 160 lawyers on federal judicial nominations. One such nominee, Matthew Spencer…
  • Dec 14

    Farenthold’s Abusive Work Place

    Farenthold’s Abusive Work Place
    Some work places are just so toxic. When my unit was deployed to Iraq, we inherited work and living space from the unhappiest, most dysfunctional Army unit I have ever come into contact with. The living space was filthy. They never cleaned it…
  • Dec 13

    Beer-Thirty at the Farenthold Office

    Beer-Thirty at the Farenthold Office
    There are some places a woman should not work. Places that are so offensive, most women would not survive long enough to make the job worthwhile. A Congressman’s office should not be one of those places. Yet, Congressman…
Rank this Week: 948

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/
  • Dec 14

    The FLSA And Arbitration

    The FLSA And Arbitration
    I read an interesting post by Daniel Schwartz in the Connecticut Employment Law Blog. It concerned a recent Second Circuit decision that bodes well for employers in the never-ending fight against wage-hour class actions. The case is entitled…
  • Dec 8

    Use of Fluctuating Work Week Method To Pay Overtime Must Have A Fixed Salary As The Foundation

    Use of Fluctuating Work Week Method To Pay Overtime Must Have A Fixed Salary As The Foundation
    A class of equipment operators and trainees has asked a federal court to approve a $1.35 million settlement of their FLSA class action lawsuit alleging the Company did not fairly pay them their wages and used a gimmick to avoid doing so.…
  • Nov 30

    Case Interpreting FLSA Highly Compensated Exemption Takes Interesting Slant

    Case Interpreting FLSA Highly Compensated Exemption Takes Interesting Slant
    There has not been much litigation over the HCE, the so-called Highly Compensated Employee exemption under the FLSA. Recently, an interesting case explored the issue of whether commission payments can form the entirety of the required salary.…
Rank this Week: 1038

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://www.griegolaw.com/blog.aspx
  • Dec 14

    Steps to Take When You've Been Underpaid

    Steps to Take When You've Been Underpaid
    You work hard for your paycheck, and every dollar counts. So you might be surprised to learn that getting underpaid is quite common, and not every employee realizes it’s happening. Employee rights lawyers recommend verifying the…
  • Dec 14

    What Should You Do If an Employee Makes a Sexual Harassment Claim?

    What Should You Do If an Employee Makes a Sexual Harassment Claim?
    All sexual harassment claims should be taken very seriously. Even if the employee hasn’t yet filed an official complaint, you should take immediate action. First, contact an employment lawyer in San Jose, CA. He or she can give you…
  • Dec 7

    How Federal and State Laws Impact Marijuana in the Workplace

    How Federal and State Laws Impact Marijuana in the Workplace
    Employers in California must be mindful of both federal and state laws. This can get complicated because these laws can evolve frequently, especially when they pertain to marijuana. Although Californians can legally possess and use…
Rank this Week: 1043

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/
Rank this Week: 1033

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • Dec 11

    New NLRB General Counsel Sets New Tone For The "Trump Board"

    New NLRB General Counsel Sets New Tone For The "Trump Board"
    We are now almost a year into the Trump presidency, but we are still grappling with how the administration will address many issues throughout the country. To a certain extent we can never be sure of a clear path, as President Trump has not…
  • Dec 11

    Labor Department Proposes A Reversal Of Its Current Tip-Pooling Rule

    Labor Department Proposes A Reversal Of Its Current Tip-Pooling Rule
    On December 5, the Department of Labor published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to reverse its 2011 rule prohibiting employers from sharing tips obtained by service workers with non-tipped staff. The proposed rule would allow employers who…
  • Dec 4

    Another Joint Employment Development, And Still More Uncertainty

    Another Joint Employment Development, And Still More Uncertainty
    For the last several years, “joint employment” (whatever that now means legally) has been anything but the gift that keeps on giving for employers. First, joint employment became a tool that the previous Administration locked onto…
Rank this Week: 934

Texas Employment Law Blog

Texas Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law and discrimination issues. By the McKinney Law Firm.

http://www.texasemploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 994