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New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

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

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 29

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

https://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com
  • Oct 8

    Court: Employer waived interim earnings offset of back pay award by failing to raise the issue with the arbitrator

    Court: Employer waived interim earnings offset of back pay award by failing to raise the issue with the arbitrator
    The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 10 grieved the termination of an employee of the State of Delaware. An arbitrator converted the termination to a suspension, ordered grievant's reinstatement, and directed the State to "[m]ake Grievant…
  • Oct 1

    Termination of police officer for off duty DWI upheld

    Termination of police officer for off duty DWI upheld
    Grievant was employed as a Sergeant on the Litchfield, MN police department. The department consisted of a Chief and eight licensed officers. In the early morning of October 27, 2016, grievant, while driving off duty, was stopped by a…
  • Sep 24

    Last Chance Agreements- Arbitrability of triggering event

    Last Chance Agreements- Arbitrability of triggering event
    Dontay Stokes was employed by Cenveo Corporation. In December of 2015, his employment was terminated for violation of the Company's Workplace Violence Policy. The termination was grieved and Cenveo and the Union (USW) entered into a Last…
Rank this Week: 43

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
Rank this Week: 105

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/
  • Oct 18

    Legal Protection for NFL Protests? Not So Fast . . . .

    Legal Protection for NFL Protests? Not So Fast . . . .
    Ben Sachs and Noah Zatz have an op-ed in the New York Times today arguing that they believe that the NFL players' national anthem protests are protected under various legal theories, mirroring some of their early writings that Rick posted...
  • Oct 16

    Solicitor General's View on USERRA Abrogation

    Solicitor General's View on USERRA Abrogation
    As I mentioned recently, the Supreme Court had requested the Solicitor General's view on whether the abrogation of state sovereign immunity under USERRA was valid. The SG's office just submitted its brief, recommending the denial of cert.…
  • Oct 14

    NFL in the New

    NFL in the New
    The NFL is once again providing great fodder for labor/employment exam questions. Over at Indisputably, Sarah Cole has a great post about the Fifth Circuit's rejection of a preliminary injunction by the NFL Players' association that would…
Rank this Week: 116

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: 137

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

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

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
Rank this Week: 209

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/
  • Oct 18

    When I retire, can I keep health care benefits?

    When I retire, can I keep health care benefits?
    Question:  I have been employed by the same company for 22yrs and am 63 yrs old. Health care benefits are provided by the company and reduced benefits were available if you are over 60 when you retire. It was announced recently that no…
  • Oct 17

    Can an employer impose a longer probationary period than 3 months?

    Can an employer impose a longer probationary period than 3 months?
    It is common knowledge for employment probationary periods to last for three months from the commencement of the employment relation. Under minimal standards employment law (for example, the Employment Standards Act in Ontario), employers do…
  • Oct 11

    Would I get paid my commission if I left the company?

    Would I get paid my commission if I left the company?
    Question:  If I leave this company in around a month, would I still get paid my commissions from the deal I just won over the next 3 years? I’ve been working for a company for around 3 years, I have been made a better offer at…
Rank this Week: 236

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

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

    Exclusive: New Statistics from CHRO Show Drop in Discrimination Claim

    Exclusive: New Statistics from CHRO Show Drop in Discrimination Claim
    Through a recent FOI request, I was able to take a peek at the latest case statistics coming out of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. (The CHRO has since added them to the website as well.) I’ve done these recaps in…
  • Oct 17

    What’s Next for Mandatory Arbitration Provisions?

    What’s Next for Mandatory Arbitration Provisions?
    One of the interesting strains to come out of the new round of publicity surrounding sexual harassment is a renewed focus on mandatory arbitration provisions. And it comes from an unexpected source: former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson.…
  • Oct 16

    Employer Resource Guide by Department of Labor Now Available

    Employer Resource Guide by Department of Labor Now Available
    Sometimes, government is thought of as the enforcer of rules.  But sometimes, the government is also in the business of helping businesses too. The latest example of this is an Employer Resource Guide put out a few weeks ago by the…
Rank this Week: 263

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/
  • Oct 18

    No, you do not need a workplace emoji policy

    No, you do not need a workplace emoji policy
    I read a blog yesterday that asked the following question? “Do you need a workplace emoji policy?” They say yes, I say an unequivocal no. They argue that inappropriate emoji use might lead to misunderstandings and harassment…
  • Oct 17

    Weinstein case highlights problem of “ostriching” harassment

    Weinstein case highlights problem of “ostriching” harassment
    It’s been a busy few days in employment-law land, with the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment case dominating the headlines. What have we learned? Weinstein is an (alleged) (do I really need to add this qualifier?) serial harasser,…
  • Oct 16

    There is no *good* reason to be anti-LGBTQ right

    There is no *good* reason to be anti-LGBTQ right
    Last week I presented a webinar entitled, “The Top 10 Employee Handbook Mistakes.” I discussed, among other policies, missing at-will disclaimers, salary discussion bans, failing to define the FMLA leave-year, inflexible…
Rank this Week: 250

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/
  • Oct 18

    Commonly Asked Estate Planning Questions – Day Three

    Commonly Asked Estate Planning Questions – Day Three
    What happens to my pets when I die? You can leave it up to your Executor to determine what happens to them.  But I suspect that, if you are looking for an answer to this question, letting someone else decide what happens to the four…
  • Oct 18

    How To Freeze Your Credit Report

    How To Freeze Your Credit Report
    In the wake of the Equifax data breach, there has been much discussion about the effects of the breach, and how to protect yourself if you were affected. Even though I confirmed that I was not affected by the breach through Equifax’s…
  • Oct 17

    Commonly Asked Estate Planning Questions- Day Two

    Commonly Asked Estate Planning Questions- Day Two
    What is Probate? The formal definition is the process by which an estate is formally established for a decedent and representatives are appointed to handle the decedent’s affairs.  Probate is not always necessary.  Depending…
Rank this Week: 322

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/
  • Oct 18

    Beyond the “Tax Loophole” Rhetoric

    Beyond the “Tax Loophole” Rhetoric
    Heather Field, A Taxonomy of Tax Loopholes, 55 Houston L. Rev. (forthcoming 2018), available at SSRN.Leigh OsofskyOne of the many obstacles in the way of productive governance these days is people talking past each other.…
  • Oct 17

    Questioning the Queue

    Questioning the Queue
    Katharine G. Young, Rights and Queues: On Distributive Contests in the Modern State, 55 Colum. J. of Transnat’l L. 65 (2016).Lee Anne FennellA queue, whether it takes the form of a line or a list, is one of the simplest and most…
  • Oct 16

    Protecting the Right to Family Life in Immigration Law

    Protecting the Right to Family Life in Immigration Law
    Kerry Abrams, Family Reunification and the Security State (forthcoming, 2017), available at SSRN.Angela BanksMany Americans believe that one of the functions of United States immigration law is to facilitate family reunification. For…
Rank this Week: 283

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/
  • Oct 17

    Mastro’s Restaurant Accused of Stealing from Tip Pool

    Mastro’s Restaurant Accused of Stealing from Tip Pool
    Tipped employees at Mastro’s Steakhouse in Chicago sued the restaurant in Illinois state court, claiming that the restaurant illegally retained a portion of the tip pool, and failed to pay its servers the correct minimum wage. Former…
  • Sep 25

    Dimora Ristorante Pays Waiter $60,000 in a Wage Violations Settlement

    Dimora Ristorante Pays Waiter $60,000 in a Wage Violations Settlement
    Dimora Ristorante, an Italian restaurant in Norwood, New Jersey, has paid $60,000 to a former waiter to settle a wage violations lawsuit for unpaid minimum and overtime wages and tip theft.  The waiter argued that Dimora unlawfully…
  • Sep 20

    TGI Friday’s Settles Wage Theft Case for $19.1 Million

    TGI Friday’s Settles Wage Theft Case for $19.1 Million
    A nationwide wage theft lawsuit against TGI Friday’s has been settled for $19.1 million according to a court filing by the workers’ attorneys in New York federal court. The settlement, which covers 28,000 restaurant workers, is a…
Rank this Week: 320

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: 312

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: 288

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: 341

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

Covers human resources and other workforce management, compensation and employee benefits laws, policies and practices. By Solutions Law Press.

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
  • Oct 15

    NIOSH Proposed Updated Occupational Safety Chemical Monitoring Rule

    NIOSH Proposed Updated Occupational Safety Chemical Monitoring Rule
    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting comment on a draft chapter it proposes be published in the NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods (NMAM) used by the…
  • Oct 13

    2018 Social Security COLAs Set

    2018 Social Security COLAs Set
    Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 66 million Americans will increase 2.0 percent in 2018. The Social Security Administration announced the 2.0 cost of living adjustment (COLA) Friday…
  • Oct 13

    IRS Updates Defined Benefit Plan Guidance

    IRS Updates Defined Benefit Plan Guidance
    Qualified profit-sharing and pension plan sponsors, fiduciaries, administrators and service providers should check of this recent guidance on various qualified pension and profit sharing plan qualification: Procedures for automatic approval…
Rank this Week: 339

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: 383

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: 347

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Oct 18

    Unemployment Assistance Benefits Available for Workers Affected by Wildfire

    Unemployment Assistance Benefits Available for Workers Affected by Wildfire
    Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits are now available for workers and self-employed individuals who lost jobs or had work hours substantially reduced as a result of the devastating California wildfires (Butte, Lake,…
  • Oct 17

    CAL/OSHA Issues Advisory on Worker Safety in Wildfire Region

    CAL/OSHA Issues Advisory on Worker Safety in Wildfire Region
    Cal/OSHA is advising employers that special precautions must be taken to protect workers from hazards from wildfire smoke. Cal/OSHA notes that smoke from wildfires contains chemicals, gases and fine particles that can harm health. Breathing…
  • Oct 16

    New Laws: Governor Acts on Employment-Related Bill

    New Laws: Governor Acts on Employment-Related Bill
    Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has now signed or vetoed employment-related legislation passed by the California Legislature in 2017. Governor Brown did not finish acting on many of the bills until just before midnight Sunday night. As usual,…
Rank this Week: 399

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 416

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/
  • Oct 9

    The DOJ’s About-Face on Gender Identity Discrimination under Title VII

    The DOJ’s About-Face on Gender Identity Discrimination under Title VII
    On October 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions released a formal letter on behalf of the United States Department of Justice stating the DOJ’s official position that Title VII “does not prohibit discrimination based on gender…
  • Sep 26

    Hurricanes Harvey and Irma – Filing Deadline Extended for Vets-4212 Report

    Hurricanes Harvey and Irma – Filing Deadline Extended for Vets-4212 Report
    Federal contractors have extra time this year to submit their annual VETS-4212 report. In order to accommodate the needs of those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Federal contractors who file their VETS-4212 Reports by November 15,…
  • Sep 25

    Trump Taps Management-Side Lawyer to Serve as NLRB General Counsel

    Trump Taps Management-Side Lawyer to Serve as NLRB General Counsel
    On September 15, the White House announced that President Trump will nominate Peter B. Robb, a longtime labor and employment attorney, to become the National Labor Relation Board’s next general counsel. In his role as general counsel,…
Rank this Week: 402

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Oct 16

    3d Cir: Pay Employees for Breaks Under 20 Minute

    3d Cir: Pay Employees for Breaks Under 20 Minute
    Ah, the miracle of computers. If employees work on computers, employers can track whether they are working right down to the exact minute. That's what the employer did in Sec. U.S. Dept. of Labor v. American Future Sys., Inc. If…
  • Oct 12

    About that Barstool Sports contract, and contracting around the right to be offended

    About that Barstool Sports contract, and contracting around the right to be offended
    Twitter highlighted a "Moment" featuring contractual language allegedly used by Barstool Sports:They wanted me to sign this. I refused, for multiple reasons. I ultimately decided I didn't want it, even if I was exempt from signing this.…
  • Oct 5

    Lawffice Links - FAA v. NLRA

    Lawffice Links - FAA v. NLRA
    The Supreme Court is back! On Monday they heard oral arguments in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, or as I call it, FAA v. NLRA. The issue is:Whether an agreement that requires an employer and an employee to resolve employment-related disputes…
Rank this Week: 468

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Oct 13

    Software Distribution Compromise Tactic

    Software Distribution Compromise Tactic
    The increasing number of software supply chain compromises represents a significant weakness that should be top of mind for security professionals. Regardless of your firm’s core business, chances are they rely on and are connected to a…
  • Oct 4

    Will Anyone Pay for 1-833-AUCTION?

    Will Anyone Pay for 1-833-AUCTION?
    Toll-free telephone numbers celebrated their 50th birthday this year (frankly, without much fanfare). These numbers allow callers to reach businesses without being charged for the call. When long distance calling was expensive,…
  • Sep 28

    911 Concerns Fuel New FCC Proceeding

    911 Concerns Fuel New FCC Proceeding
    Imagine dialing 911 and hearing an automated voice tell you that what you have dialed is not a valid number; or reaching a 911 call center only to have emergency personnel dispatched to the wrong location. In response to such problems, the…
Rank this Week: 546

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

Covers employment law, personal injury and family law issues related to Texas and federal law.

http://kielichlawfirm.com/blog
  • Feb 16

    Spousal support in Texa

    Spousal support in Texa
    There is no guarantee of alimony or spousal maintenance in a Texas divorce. Texas, like many states, changed its family relations laws (our Texas Family Code) in recent decades to curb the power of family court judges in Fort Worth, Dallas,…
  • Feb 8

    7 Tips for Taking FMLA Leave — Fort Worth Employment Attorney

    7 Tips for Taking FMLA Leave — Fort Worth Employment Attorney
    Most of my work with clients involves helping clients after they have sought FMLA leave and the employer has already violated their FMLA rights but it’s equally as important that employees understand how to properly exercise their…
  • Feb 1

    Enforcing child support with child support liens and QDROs with Bedford Divorce Attorney

    Enforcing child support with child support liens and QDROs with Bedford Divorce Attorney
    Unpaid child support is a serious problems for many families where the child support may be the difference between keeping food on the table or lights on in the home. Enforcing child support in court can be a challenge when the child support…
Rank this Week: 544

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court
    In this day of technology, it is no surprise that the court systems are moving to using an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS for short) for parties to file documents with the Court, without even setting foot in the Courthouse. The…
  • Apr 14

    Service by Facebook?

    Service by Facebook?
    A New York judge recently entered an Order allowing a woman to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook.  In Iowa, generally, a competent adult must accept service or be served in-person in order accomplish proper…
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
Rank this Week: 515

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Oct 18

    Major Graduate Student Symposium on Labour Issues at York

    Major Graduate Student Symposium on Labour Issues at York
    The Global Labour Research Centre (of which I am a faculty associate) at York University is hosting its annual Graduate Student Symposium on October 26-27.  Looks like a great line up.  I am chairing the first panel of papers on…
  • Oct 9

    Should Ontario Introduce New Prohibited Grounds Into Human Rights Code?

    Should Ontario Introduce New Prohibited Grounds Into Human Rights Code?
    Former Law Dean, now MPP Natalie Des Rosiers has proposed reforms to the Ontario Human Rights Code that would add four new prohibited grounds, including:  genetics, immigration status, social condition and police records. Des Rosiers is…
  • Oct 5

    Precarious Work Conference at Western (Nov. 3-4)

    Precarious Work Conference at Western (Nov. 3-4)
    Professor Michael Lynk of Western Law has sent along the flyer for the upcoming annual Labour Law conference.  This year’s theme is Precarious Work, which is the current hot topic in the field.   Looks like a great line-up,…
Rank this Week: 648

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: 570

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 621

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/
  • Oct 17

    34 Jobs That Get Denied Unemployment

    34 Jobs That Get Denied Unemployment
    The post 34 Jobs That Get Denied Unemployment appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. Getting denied unemployment benefits calls for an appeal.  Unfortunately, there are 34 jobs that always get denied because Minnesota views them as…
  • Oct 2

    Unemployment Tip # 009: Wages for Unemployment

    Unemployment Tip # 009: Wages for Unemployment
    The post Unemployment Tip # 009: Wages for Unemployment appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. Wages in terms of unemployment benefits are significant.  The more money we earned, the more in unemployment benefits we can receive.  The…
  • Sep 28

    Drinking Snake Oil While Unemployed

    Drinking Snake Oil While Unemployed
    The post Drinking Snake Oil While Unemployed appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. Snake oil is a medical term that means of little value.  In other words, a treatment that offers little value is viewed as snake oil. [Read More] The post…
Rank this Week: 629

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Covers issues that affect California employers. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Oct 16

    Governor Signs, Vetoes Pay Equity Bill

    Governor Signs, Vetoes Pay Equity Bill
    Governor Brown is in that final flurry of signing and rejecting bills sent to him at the end of the legislative session. Two of those bills that we have been following involved pay equity issues. The Governor approved one, and vetoed the…
  • Oct 13

    California Guarantees Job Protection for More New Parent

    California Guarantees Job Protection for More New Parent
    Starting January 1, 2018, new parents in California can rest a bit easier.  Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 63, officially titled the Parental Leave Act, into law yesterday which will impact employers with between 20 and 49…
  • Oct 9

    California Supreme Court To Decide Whether OSHA Preempts District Attorney UCL Suit Over Workplace Safety

    California Supreme Court To Decide Whether OSHA Preempts District Attorney UCL Suit Over Workplace Safety
    In 2009, a tragic accident occurred at a manufacturing plant in Orange County when a water heater exploded and killed two employees. The incident was duly investigated by Cal OSHA, and criminal charges were eventually brought against two…
Rank this Week: 588

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

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

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • Oct 10

    Important Changes to Dutch Labour Law

    Important Changes to Dutch Labour Law
    On 10 October, after a record 208 days of negotiations, the prospective coalition partners for a new government in the Netherlands presented their coalition agreement (regeerakkoord). The agreement will be the basis for a new Dutch coalition…
  • Sep 6

    A Closer Look At FLSA’s Computer Professional Exemption

    A Closer Look At FLSA’s Computer Professional Exemption
    Shareholder Jerrold Goldberg, with the assistance of Practice Group Attorney Melanie Sarver, recently published an article in Law360 discussing the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA requires the payment of overtime to all employees…
  • Sep 1

    Court Invalidates DOL Overtime Rule, Holds Increased Salary Test is Contrary to Congressional Intent and Exceeds DOL Authority

    Court Invalidates DOL Overtime Rule, Holds Increased Salary Test is Contrary to Congressional Intent and Exceeds DOL Authority
    On Nov. 22, 2016, a Texas federal court stayed implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) rule amendment which would have roughly doubled the minimum salary threshold for many employees to be considered exempt from federal…
Rank this Week: 580

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

Covers legislation, noteworthy cases and trends in enforcement. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 9

    Massachusetts Will Require Accommodations for Pregnant Employee

    Massachusetts Will Require Accommodations for Pregnant Employee
    As of April 1, 2018, employers in Massachusetts will be required to provide accommodations to pregnant employees. In July, the Governor signed into law the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act that amends the Massachusetts’ general…
  • Sep 30

    Will California “Ban the Box”?

    Will California “Ban the Box”?
    The California Assembly has passed Assembly Bill 1008, which would affect employers’ abilities to make pre-hire and personnel decisions based on a person’s criminal history.  Governor Jerry Brown has until October 15,…
  • Sep 30

    Birmingham Passes Ordinance Prohibiting Discrimination

    Birmingham Passes Ordinance Prohibiting Discrimination
    Alabama never ceases to surprise. On September 26, 2017, the Birmingham City Council passed an ordinance that makes it a crime for any entity doing business in the city to discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual…
Rank this Week: 593

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

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

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Oct 7

    At-Will Employment And Misclassifying Employees As Contractor

    At-Will Employment And Misclassifying Employees As Contractor
    Misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor is an easier mistake to make than many employers believe. The recent case Linton v DeSoto Cab Company, Inc., illustrates this very well. In that case, the first appellate district found…
  • Aug 24

    EEOC Files Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Against UPS Freight

    EEOC Files Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Against UPS Freight
    On August 8, 2017, EEOC announced filing a lawsuit against UPS Freight, alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). “Employers must treat employees with disabilities the same as those without disabilities when…
  • Aug 6

    Law Regarding A Day’s Rest After Working Six Consecutive Days Is Clarified

    Law Regarding A Day’s Rest After Working Six Consecutive Days Is Clarified
    The following are the key points of California law regarding entitlement to a day’s rest after working more than six consecutive days that both employees and employers should know: California Labor Code sections 551 and 552 generally…
Rank this Week: 624

Employment Case of the Week

Employment Case of the Week

Examines one of the most interesting cases of the week and provides analysis and commentary. By Alan H. Schorr & Associates, P.C.

https://www.schorrlaw.com/case-of-the-week/
  • Oct 6

    Gender Discrimination in All Types of Settings – And It’s Illegal in All of Them

    Gender Discrimination in All Types of Settings – And It’s Illegal in All of Them
    In New Jersey and everywhere else in the United States, it is illegal to treat an employee differently based on their gender. It’s a requirement that policies and practices are the same for men as for women, and that includes issues of…
  • Sep 20

    Uber Faces Legal Battle Over Overtime Pay

    Uber Faces Legal Battle Over Overtime Pay
    One of the biggest vulnerabilities that a worker faces is the possibility that their employer might classify them as an independent contractor instead of an employee. Though there are certainly advantages to being an independent contractor if…
  • Sep 6

    Week ending 9/1/17: McClain v. Board of Review

    Week ending 9/1/17: McClain v. Board of Review
    Alan Schorr’s Case of The Week ending September 1, 2017 McClain v. Board of Review, 2017 N.J. Super. LEXIS (App. Div. August 29, 2017) (unpublished) The unemployment “black hole” just closed a little more, thanks to an…
Rank this Week: 589

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

Covers wage and hour law. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.wagehourlitigation.com
  • Oct 4

    NLRB About-Face Highlights Lack of Reasoning on the Class Action “Right” It Seeks to Assert

    NLRB About-Face Highlights Lack of Reasoning on the Class Action “Right” It Seeks to Assert
    Authored by Andrew L. Scroggins, Noah A. Finkel, and David S. Baffa Seyfarth Synopsis:  The NLRB has withdrawn the significant concession it offered at oral argument on the nature of the NLRA rights it seeks to assert in the face of…
  • Oct 3

    Class Waivers at the Divided Supreme Court: Employers Cautiously Optimistic

    Class Waivers at the Divided Supreme Court: Employers Cautiously Optimistic
    Co-authored by Noah A. Finkel, David S. Baffa, and Andrew L. Scroggins Seyfarth Synopsis: Following oral argument, employers should be cautiously optimistic that the Supreme Court will allow mandatory arbitration programs containing waivers…
  • Oct 2

    Nike Prevails On Bag Check Case

    Nike Prevails On Bag Check Case
    Co-Authored by Sheryl Skibbe, Jon Meer, and Michael Afar Seyfarth Synopsis: A recent court decision credited Nike’s time and motion study showing employees spent mere seconds of time in off-the-clock bag checks, finding the checks to be…
Rank this Week: 668

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Discusses the defense and prosecution of California federal and state lawsuits alleging discrimination, retaliation and harassment, including class action lawsuits.

http://www.quintlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 656

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
Rank this Week: 567

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/
  • Oct 17

    Is “Poise” a Qualification or a Subjective Assessment Prone to Bias?

    Is “Poise” a Qualification or a Subjective Assessment Prone to Bias?
    Qualifications normally are an  important consideration in discrimination cases. In recent weeks, however, the EEOC has ruled in two age discrimination cases that subjective assessments  outweigh objective qualifications. In both…
  • Oct 9

    Behavioral Design Algorithms Show Promise and Peril in Hiring

    Behavioral Design Algorithms Show Promise and Peril in Hiring
    A new technology has the potential to both reduce and exacerbate illegal bias in hiring. The New York Times has reported that two start-up hiring platforms, Applied and Pymetrics, have created algorithms using  artificial…
  • Sep 24

    EEOC Secrecy Rule Hides Procedural Irregularities and Gross Unfairne

    EEOC Secrecy Rule Hides Procedural Irregularities and Gross Unfairne
    A recent decision by the EEOC raises questions about whether the secrecy surrounding the EEOC’s handling of discrimination complaints hides serious procedural irregularities and basic unfairness. EEOC spokeswoman Kimberly Smith-Brown…
Rank this Week: 766

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 867

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    California Age Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Facebook

    California Age Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Facebook
    The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, 29 USC 621, outlaws discrimination on the basis of one’s older age. When Congress passed the law, it acknowledged that older persons were disadvantaged by companies had commonly begun…
  • Oct 15

    $2.75M Settlement Proposed in California Employee Misclassification Lawsuit

    $2.75M Settlement Proposed in California Employee Misclassification Lawsuit
    A California employee misclassification lawsuit appears to be drawing toward a resolution, after plaintiffs – a group of corporate training managers – have asked a federal judge to approve a $2.75 million settlement alleging their…
  • Oct 14

    New California Employment Laws Enacted in October 2017

    New California Employment Laws Enacted in October 2017
    In mid-September, the 2017 California Legislature adjourned, having sent more than seven hundred bills to Governor Jerry Brown for approval. Governor Brown has already signed many of these bills into law. Among the new laws are several…
Rank this Week: 838

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment discrimination, severance, wage violations, sexual harassment and civil rights. By The Harman Firm, LLP.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 846

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Oct 15

    Our Changing Trade Secrets | Noncompete Laws – Update

    Our Changing Trade Secrets | Noncompete Laws – Update
    For those following noncompete and trade secrets legislative activity around the country, I just updated our Changing Trade Secrets | Noncompete Laws page. (This is a never-ending task with so many states thinking about changing –…
  • Oct 10

    Massachusetts Noncompete Reform: What you need to know – by October 31

    Massachusetts Noncompete Reform: What you need to know – by October 31
    Almost nine years in the making, Massachusetts is on the cusp of noncompete reform. And, decades in the making (yes, decades, thanks to Steve Chow‘s extraordinary efforts), Massachusetts is also poised to update its trade secrets…
  • Aug 13

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (updated for Texas)

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (updated for Texas)
    This is an update to reflect statutory revisions to Texas’ version of its Uniform Trade Secrets Act statute, which will become effective on September 1.  For more on the changes, see Texas Updates Its Uniform Trade Secrets…
Rank this Week: 751

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/
  • Oct 13

    Attorney General Reverses Obama-Era Protection of Transgender Employee

    Attorney General Reverses Obama-Era Protection of Transgender Employee
    In an October 4, 2017 letter to all United States attorneys and heads of federal agencies, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) will no longer interpret Title VII of the Civil Rights Act…
  • Oct 12

    Trump Administration Limits Affordable Care Act’s Contraceptive Coverage Mandate

    Trump Administration Limits Affordable Care Act’s Contraceptive Coverage Mandate
    On Friday October 6, 2017, the Trump administration released two interim final rules expanding the exemptions allowed under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (the “ACA’s”) contraceptive coverage mandate.…
  • Oct 11

    Plan Sponsors: Potential Targets for IRS Compliance Examination

    Plan Sponsors: Potential Targets for IRS Compliance Examination
    Our colleague Sharon L. Lippett, at Epstein Becker Green, has a post on the Financial Services Employment Law blog that will be of interest to many of our health care and life sciences employers and plan sponsors: “Plan…
Rank this Week: 941

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

By Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C.

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • Oct 13

    Court Extinguishes Volunteer Firefighter’s Whistleblower Claim

    Court Extinguishes Volunteer Firefighter’s Whistleblower Claim
    New Jersey’s Appellate Division recently ruled that volunteer firefighters are not protected by New Jersey’s whistleblower law, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”), because they are not…
  • Oct 6

    Court Reinstates Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Claim

    Court Reinstates Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Claim
    A recent Third Circuit opinion, Moody v. Atlantic City Board of Education, reversed a District Court’s order which had dismissed an employee’s sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit. Michelle Moody worked as a substitute…
  • Sep 30

    Omar A. López Joins Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg

    Omar A. López Joins Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg
    Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg is delighted to announce that Omar A. López has become Of Counsel to our firm.  Prior to joining us, Mr. López had his own firm in downtown Montclair at which he primarily…
Rank this Week: 828

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/
  • Oct 12

    Independent Contractor Status and the ABC Test

    Independent Contractor Status and the ABC Test
    I have handled almost 100 unemployment insurance audits by the New Jersey DOL, where the underlying gravamen is that certain individuals are or are not independent contractors. The Auditors enforce the law very strictly and follow, in my…
  • Oct 5

    More Law Firms Hit With FLSA Misclassification Claims: A Cautionary Tale

    More Law Firms Hit With FLSA Misclassification Claims: A Cautionary Tale
    I have written a number of times about law firms that have been sued in FLSA actions. Another example. Employees have sued two Florida personal injury law firms, alleging that they were misclassified and not properly paid proper overtime…
  • Sep 29

    Bank Files Cert Petition to US Supreme Court On Administrative Exemption: The Neverendng Story

    Bank Files Cert Petition to US Supreme Court On Administrative Exemption: The Neverendng Story
    There have been so many cases involving employees in the financial services industries and their exempt status or lack thereof. In another variation on this theme, Provident Savings Bank is seeking review by the US Supreme Court of a Ninth…
Rank this Week: 898