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PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

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

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 6

    IRS Notice Provides Penalty Relief to Certain Partnership Return Filing Taxpayer

    IRS Notice Provides Penalty Relief to Certain Partnership Return Filing Taxpayer
    by Monte L. Schatz The IRS has issued Notice 2017-47 that provides penalty relief to partnerships that filed certain untimely returns or untimely requests for extension of time who filed those returns for the first taxable year that began…
  • Jul 28

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Prohibits Certain Arbitration Clause

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Prohibits Certain Arbitration Clause
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) released a final rule that prohibits certain financial service companies from blocking class action lawsuits with pre-dispute arbitration clauses and class action waiver clauses in…
  • Jul 15

    Department of Labor Clarifies Stance on Still-Pending Overtime Rule

    Department of Labor Clarifies Stance on Still-Pending Overtime Rule
    By James Pieper In 2016, a dramatic overhaul of the rules for eligibility and payment of overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was on the verge of taking effect before being halted by an injunction issued by a federal judge. With…
Rank this Week: 2272

Social Media Employment Law Blog

Social Media Employment Law Blog

Covers issues in social media and employment law. By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.socialmediaemploymentlawblog.com
  • Sep 5

    New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode Released

    New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode Released
    The time is now… To celebrate the return to work from the long holiday weekend (for those who have), I’ve just released my new “Employment Law Now” podcast episode. Today, I talk about employer obligations after…
  • Aug 21

    New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode Released

    New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode Released
    A new episode of my “Employment Law Now” podcast has just been released. Today’s episode is about policies, policies, policies: employees engaging in political activity outside the workplace, disclosure of customer…
  • Aug 4

    Part 2 of 2 – New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode

    Part 2 of 2 – New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode
    Been waiting anxiously for this for two weeks? A new episode of my “Employment Law Now” podcast has just been released today! In today’s episode, I update you on the DOL’s significant next step on the road toward…
Rank this Week: 3500

Employer Law Blog

Employer Law Blog

Addresses current issues, recent case studies and matters of statutory and regulatory compliance. By Sandberg, Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C.

http://employerlawblog.com/
  • Sep 5

    General Assembly Strikes Again

    General Assembly Strikes Again
    The Illinois General Assembly has struck again. On August 11, 2017, Governor Rauner signed into law an amendment to the Illinois Human Rights Act providing that discrimination includes a practice by an employer imposing upon a person as a…
  • Jun 19

    Federal Contractors: Are You Complying With New Paid Sick Leave Requirements?

    Federal Contractors: Are You Complying With New Paid Sick Leave Requirements?
    Executive Order 13706 established paid sick leave requirements for federal contractors and subcontractors and went into effect on January 1, 2017. Non-complying contractors are subject to monetary damages, attorneys’ fees, equitable…
  • Apr 18

    It’s Unanimou

    It’s Unanimou
    The SCOTUS handed down a definitive 9-0 decision on a case centered on issues surrounding appellate courts, district courts and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission subpoena requests. How will the decision impact employers?
Rank this Week: 1582

Employment Law Alert

Employment Law Alert

Covers employment law topics, including discrimination, employment agreements, family leave, privacy and restrictive covenants. By Gibbons.

http://www.employmentlawalert.com
  • Sep 5

    Courts Send Signal That Care in Drafting Arbitration Provisions is Key

    Courts Send Signal That Care in Drafting Arbitration Provisions is Key
    Two recent decisions, one by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the other by the New Jersey Appellate Division, offer some interesting insight into the validity and viability of arbitration clauses that send employment-related disputes…
  • Jul 31

    New York Employers Mid-Year Review

    New York Employers Mid-Year Review
    In 2017, employers in New York encountered several important statutory changes affecting recruitment of applicants and retention of independent contractors. More legal change will come in 2018, warranting a mid-year review of current…
  • Jul 24

    Do You Like What You’re Reading? Rate Our Blog: The ABA Journal’s “Web 100” Award

    Do You Like What You’re Reading? Rate Our Blog: The ABA Journal’s “Web 100” Award
    Thank you for visiting the Gibbons Employment Law Alert blog! Content on our site, authored by members of the Gibbons Employment & Labor Law Department, discusses employment and human resources issues and news within the legal and…
Rank this Week: 3174

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/
  • Sep 5

    Circuit Court Finds Putative Class Affidavits, Combined With Other Records, May Satisfy Ascertainability Requirement

    Circuit Court Finds Putative Class Affidavits, Combined With Other Records, May Satisfy Ascertainability Requirement
    Defendants BMW and Creditsmarts were parties to a marketing agreement through which BMW offered its direct automotive “up2drive” loans to borrowers at participating independent car dealers through Creditsmarts’…
  • Aug 30

    Still Standing: Ninth Circuit Again Finds Standing in Spokeo Remand

    Still Standing: Ninth Circuit Again Finds Standing in Spokeo Remand
    The Ninth Circuit recently issued its latest opinion in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, the closely-watched putative class action dating back to 2010. The plaintiff initiated the lawsuit against Spokeo, which aggregates publicly available data about…
  • Aug 24

    Kansas Judge Rejects Discovery From Putative Class Member

    Kansas Judge Rejects Discovery From Putative Class Member
    A magistrate judge in Kansas denied the defendant’s request to conduct discovery of putative class members via a voluntary questionnaire. Plaintiff Hapka filed a class action against home health care provider CareCentrix stemming from a…
Rank this Week: 1722

Working the Law: News and Views on…

Working the Law: News and Views on Employment Issues

Covers Massachusetts employment law issues such as employment discrimination, sexual harasment and wrongful discharge. By Jack Merrill.

http://www.framinghamlegal.com/
Rank this Week: 4451

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret…

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret Blog

Covers Ohio workers' compensation, disability insurance, medical malpractice and personal injury law.

http://www.ageeclymer.com/blogs/
  • Sep 2

    Did you leave the scene of an accident even though you were not at fault

    Did you leave the scene of an accident even though you were not at fault
    State law in Ohio requires each person involved in a crash on a public road or parking lot to report the incident to police. The hit-and-run statute also imposes legal duties to remain on the scene, speak with investigators, alert emergency…
  • Aug 25

    Help! I Want to Change Lawyers Mid-Case

    Help! I Want to Change Lawyers Mid-Case
    Your Columbus, Ohio, lawyer works for you. This means you can fire him or her for any reason at any time if you feel doing so will help you achieve the best possible outcome. Depending on how far your case has progressed, you may need to…
  • Aug 8

    Workers’ Compensation: Can I Sue Instead?

    Workers’ Compensation: Can I Sue Instead?
    Ohio law, backed up by multiple state Supreme Court rulings, make it extremely difficult for an injured or ill worker to sue an employer. The same is true for family members who lose a loved one to an on-the-job accident. Applying for…
Rank this Week: 2399

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
  • Aug 31

    Employers Need Not Disclose Pay Data on EEO-1 Reports; September Deadline Moved to 2018

    Employers Need Not Disclose Pay Data on EEO-1 Reports; September Deadline Moved to 2018
    Employers can breathe a sigh of relief.  The Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) announced this week that it was removing a requirement that EEO-1 reports contain employee pay data.  The now-defunct Obama-era…
  • Aug 24

    Department of Labor Seeks Input on New Rules for White Collar Exemption

    Department of Labor Seeks Input on New Rules for White Collar Exemption
    Employers know that the salary rule for “white collar” exemptions from President Obama’s Department of Labor (“DOL”) was blocked by a federal court last year (we blogged about that here).  That rule would…
  • Aug 17

    The Washington Supreme Court Addresses Meal Break Claim

    The Washington Supreme Court Addresses Meal Break Claim
    The Washington Supreme Court case Brady v. Autozone recently addressed the standards that apply when a non-exempt employee alleges that an employer did not provide meal breaks.  In short: it is now clear that if a lawsuit is brought,…
Rank this Week: 4092

Texas Employment Law Blog

Texas Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.texasemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Tort Reform Is A Lie: Hot Coffee Still Being Used to Mislead

    Tort Reform Is A Lie: Hot Coffee Still Being Used to Mislead
    Here's the lie:The lies used to support corporate efforts to continue to restrict regular people's access to the courthouse are powerful. And, sadly, they work. Routinely, potential clients who are sitting in my office will reference the…
  • Jul 5

    Fox Running the Hen House -- Trump Nominates Corporate Lawyer as EEOC Chair

    Fox Running the Hen House -- Trump Nominates Corporate Lawyer as EEOC Chair
    Janet Dhillon, general counsel and corporate secretary for Burlington Stores, Inc., has been nominated by President Trump to fill a vacant seat on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and to become its Chair. If confirmed, Ms. Dhillon…
  • Jun 27

    Ignoring A Non-Compete Or Retention Agreement Can Cost You Serious Money

    Ignoring A Non-Compete Or Retention Agreement Can Cost You Serious Money
    Story in the HoustonPress reports a former employee of the popular Buc-ee's convenience store chain is being sued for more than $60,000.00 for allegedly violating what is called a retention agreement.   …
Rank this Week: 1039

Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

By Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP. Explores current issues and the latest developments in whistleblower law.

http://www.kmblegal.com/blogs
  • Aug 31

    Study Proves the Value of Whistleblowers in Bringing Down Fraudster

    Study Proves the Value of Whistleblowers in Bringing Down Fraudster
    A recent study published in the Journal of Accounting Research examines whether the participation of a whistleblower affects the outcome of an enforcement action against companies that commit financial fraud.
  • Jul 6

    AG Sessions Vows to Continue Enforcement of FCPA

    AG Sessions Vows to Continue Enforcement of FCPA
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently affirmed the administration’s commitment to enforce the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), the anti-bribery law that President Donald Trump had once ridiculed as a “horrible…
  • Jun 20

    Ninth Circuit Whistleblower Case a Reminder that Small Changes to Strategy Can Have Big Impacts on Outcome

    Ninth Circuit Whistleblower Case a Reminder that Small Changes to Strategy Can Have Big Impacts on Outcome
    In Rocheleau v. Microsemi Corp., Inc., No. 15-56029, --- F. App’x ---, 2017 WL 677563 (9th Cir. Feb. 21, 2017), the Ninth Circuit affirmed the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California to dismiss a…
Rank this Week: 1604

Texas Workers Rights Blog

Texas Workers Rights Blog

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

http://www.johnwenke.com/category/texasworkersrightsblog/
  • Aug 31

    Labor Day Observations from a Texas Employment Lawyer

    Labor Day Observations from a Texas Employment Lawyer
    Labor Day is celebrated each year to honor American workers.  A nation can show no greater honor to its workers than to ensure respect through safe working conditions, fair pay and benefits, and a work environment free of…
  • Aug 14

    The Google “Diversity” Memo and Employment Law

    The Google “Diversity” Memo and Employment Law
    On a recent flight Google engineer, James Damore, decided to draft a memorandum in which he rambled on about, in his opinion, Google’s misdirected attempt to achieve racial and gender diversity in the workplace.   There is no…
  • Aug 14

    The Google “Diversity” Memo and Employment Law

    The Google “Diversity” Memo and Employment Law
    On a recent flight Google engineer, James Damore, decided to draft a memorandum in which he rambled on about, in his opinion, Google’s misdirected attempt to achieve racial and gender diversity in the workplace.   There is no…
Rank this Week: 3240

Understanding Your Rights

Understanding Your Rights

By the Law Offices of Maya Risman, P.C. Focuses on employment issues in New York.

http://www.risman-law.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3191

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation…

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Blog

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

http://www.paworkinjury.com/blog/
  • Aug 30

    How much can you work while receiving Social Security Disability benefits?

    How much can you work while receiving Social Security Disability benefits?
    Social Security defines disability as an “inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity” because of a physical or mental impairment. In short, to be disabled, you must be unable to work. However, Social Security defines…
  • Aug 30

    How much can you work while receiving Social Security Disability benefits?

    How much can you work while receiving Social Security Disability benefits?
    Social Security defines disability as an “inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity” because of a physical or mental impairment. In short, to be disabled, you must be unable to work. However, Social Security defines…
  • Aug 15

    How does ERISA Affect Long Term Disability?

    How does ERISA Affect Long Term Disability?
    ERISA is the acronym for The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. ERISA is a comprehensive and complicated federal law that was originally intended to protect employee pension plans. Since ERISA was enacted it has been amended…
Rank this Week: 1105

General Counselor

General Counselor

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

http://general-counselor.com
  • 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.…
  • Aug 2

    Employee Handbooks – Should You Maintain One?

    Employee Handbooks – Should You Maintain One?
    The purpose of an employee handbook is to provide a company’s employees with the company’s policies and inform them of the rules that govern them throughout the stages of employment. The post Employee Handbooks – Should You…
Rank this Week: 3820

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: 4361

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 25

    The Importance Of Witness Statements In Winning An Employment Case

    The Importance Of Witness Statements In Winning An Employment Case
    The importance of witnesses and witness statements in an employment or a wrongful termination case cannot be overstated. Even one witness can make a difference between having a no case and having a case, and between having a weaker case and…
Rank this Week: 4124

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Covers employment law, and wage and hour regulations. By Foster Pepper PLLC.

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
  • Aug 23

    Updated FMLA Guide Now Available

    Updated FMLA Guide Now Available
    An updated explanation of FMLA and Washington’s family and medical leave law is now available on the Foster Pepper website. Family and Medical Leave Guide for Washington Employers is a valuable resource for HR and business managers who…
  • Jul 14

    Washington State To Provide Paid Family and Medical Leave

    Washington State To Provide Paid Family and Medical Leave
    Bipartisan efforts led to the passage of a paid family and medical leave law, signed by Governor Inslee on July 6. Washington is one of only a handful of states to offer such a program. The paid leave will be funded through weekly paycheck…
  • Jul 14

    Washington Fine Dining Restaurant’s Unpaid Apprenticeship Program Targeted by U.S. Department of Labor

    Washington Fine Dining Restaurant’s Unpaid Apprenticeship Program Targeted by U.S. Department of Labor
    With assistance from Rose McCarty The Willow’s Inn, Washington’s most expensive restaurant, recently agreed to pay nearly $150,000 in back pay and penalties after a Department of Labor investigation revealed entry-level employees…
Rank this Week: 3365

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

Covers labor and employment legal topis for Texas employers. By Russell Cawyer.

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 3847

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, employee privacy, and employment arbitration cases. By Siegel, LeWitter & Malkani.

http://www.bayareaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2882

NJ Labor & Employment Law

NJ Labor & Employment Law

Covers various employment and labor law topics, including employment discrimination, ADA, CEPA, and FMLA. By Jay S. Becker and Joseph C. DeBlasio.

http://www.njlaborandemploymentlaw.com
  • Aug 16

    Much to the Satisfaction of Employers Across the State, Governor Christie Vetoes 2 Employment Law Bill

    Much to the Satisfaction of Employers Across the State, Governor Christie Vetoes 2 Employment Law Bill
    Authored by: Jay S. Becker Jeri L. Abrams Ari G. Burd Recently, Governor Christie vetoed 2 pieces of workplace related legislation. One bill that was vetoed sought to ban employers from inquiring about job applicants’ salary…
  • May 16

    Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

    Medical Marijuana in the Workplace
    New Jersey, like 28 other states in this country, allows individuals to use marijuana for medicinal purposes.  From time to time, employers in NJ may receive accommodation requests from employees with medical marijuana…
  • Apr 7

    What Should An Employer Do When An Ill or Injured Employee Has No Available Leave?

    What Should An Employer Do When An Ill or Injured Employee Has No Available Leave?
    Co-Authored By Jeri L. Abrams When an ill or injured employee fails to return to work after they have exhausted all available leave (or were never eligible for leave in the first place), an employer cannot automatically terminate the…
Rank this Week: 4380

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Aug 14

    The FCA Announces The Second Cohort For Its Regulatory Sandbox

    The FCA Announces The Second Cohort For Its Regulatory Sandbox
    The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (‘FCA’) has now announced the participants in the second cohort of its regulatory sandbox, with the companies involved offering a range of ideas-based payment services and artificial…
  • Aug 9

    UK Government Publishes Statement on GDPR Compliance, Post-Brexit

    UK Government Publishes Statement on GDPR Compliance, Post-Brexit
    The UK Government has published a statement of intent containing details of its proposed Data Protection Bill. The full text of the Bill is expected in September 2017, when the UK Parliament returns from its summer break. The Bill will…
  • Aug 8

    Has the Era of the Consumer Class Action Waiver Passed?

    Has the Era of the Consumer Class Action Waiver Passed?
    Financial Institutions may need to revise consumer contracts to remove class action waivers in preparation for a March 2018 federal rule. On July 19, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal regulator for a sweeping range of…
Rank this Week: 2984

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

Provides analysis, resources and commentary on developments in traditional labor law. By McKenna Long & Aldridge.

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
Rank this Week: 4179

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
  • 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…
  • Jul 8

    50-State Noncompete Chart Updated

    50-State Noncompete Chart Updated
    The BRR 50 State Noncompete Chart has been updated today to reflect a few developments in various states and to make a few tweaks since the last draft. Most significantly, Nevada adopted a brand new noncompete law,…
  • Jul 1

    New Reports on Trade Secret Theft

    New Reports on Trade Secret Theft
    Two important reports on trade secrets protection were recently issued: one by Baker McKenzie and Euromoney Institutional Investor Thought Leadership and the other by the Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator…
Rank this Week: 4274

Technology Company Counselor

Technology Company Counselor

Covers benefits and compensation, employment law, immigration, intellectual property, litigation, securities, tax planning, and transactional issues affecting technology companies. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.techcompanycounselor.com/
Rank this Week: 2837

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
Rank this Week: 3307

Immigration Wage & Hour Law Blog

Immigration Wage & Hour Law Blog

By Ken C. Gauvey.

http://www.gauveylaw.com/legal-blog/
  • Aug 7

    The Case for Using Actual Photographers in Your Entertainment Marketing

    The Case for Using Actual Photographers in Your Entertainment Marketing
    As many hospitality industry owners know, a new breed of lawsuit is targeting the entertainment industries such as restaurants and gentlemen’s clubs. Recently, those establishments that use images from unknown sources for marketing…
  • May 22

    Restaurants and Defending FLSA Claims in Maryland

    Restaurants and Defending FLSA Claims in Maryland
    Restaurants have become the newest targets for wage and hour attorneys. Restaurants are particularly susceptible to wage claims for a variety of reasons. Actions that increase risks to restaurant owners include paying employees cash without…
  • Mar 6

    How Do I Pick What Type of Business to Start?

    How Do I Pick What Type of Business to Start?
    When starting a business, one of the most important decisions to make is what kind of business to run.  Obviously, choosing the product or service you provide is important, but so is the form your business will take. The type of business…
Rank this Week: 1945

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, whistleblower protection, and wage and hour laws. By Maine Employee Rights Group.

http://www.maineemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 7

    Tech entrepreneur goes on the offensive to prevent sexual harassment

    Tech entrepreneur goes on the offensive to prevent sexual harassment
    A tech entrepreneur recently took a novel approach to ensure that members of her company’s board of directors cannot engage in sexual harassment and keep their positions. The entrepreneur, Kristina Bergman, is the CEO of Integris…
  • Jul 25

    Conn. enacts new legal protections for pregnant worker

    Conn. enacts new legal protections for pregnant worker
    This month, Connecticut enacted new protections for pregnant workers that address some of the more common abusive employment practices that women face when they are pregnant. The new protections include the following: Employers must provide…
  • Jul 22

    Mass. Supreme Court: Some medical marijuana users protected from discrimination

    Mass. Supreme Court: Some medical marijuana users protected from discrimination
    Earlier this month, in a landmark decision for proponents of marijuana legalization, the Massachusetts Supreme Court held that an employer who fired an employee because she used medical marijuana to treat her Crohn’s disease may have…
Rank this Week: 4600

GSA Law

GSA Law

Covers New York employment and employee benefits law. By Giskan Solotaroff & Anderson LLP.

http://www.newyorkemploymentlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2287

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: 3181

Law Offices of Gregory D. Jordan…

Law Offices of Gregory D. Jordan Blog

Covers business disputes, employment law matters and oil and gas law matters throughout Texas.

http://www.theaustintriallawyer.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2039

Dallas Employment Lawyer Blog

Dallas Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment law. By Adam S. Greenfield.

https://www.dallasemploymentlawyer.com/
  • Jul 25

    When is a break not a break?

    When is a break not a break?
    The eight-hour workday was developed during the Industrial Revolution so that workers doing manual labor in a factory would not have to work as many hours. Prior to that, in the late 18th century, factory workers worked 10-16 hours days to…
  • Jul 21

    What is the difference between “employment at will” and “right to work”?

    What is the difference between “employment at will” and “right to work”?
    Many people in Texas and elsewhere get confused between “employment at will” and “right to work.” Both of these terms are legal terms associated with employment law, but they have distinct meanings that are crucial to…
  • Jul 18

    Walmart to pay $7.5 million for failure to provide same-sex benefit

    Walmart to pay $7.5 million for failure to provide same-sex benefit
    In July 2015, a Wal-Mart employee sued her employer in federal court, alleging that the corporation had intentionally deprived her of spousal health insurance benefits because she and her spouse were of the same sex. She’d worked for…
Rank this Week: 1852

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Discussion of Canadian wrongful dismissal cases and other employment law issues and decisions. By Kenneth A. Krupat.

http://joblaw.ca/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Probationary Employee Dismissed: Out of Luck Says ON CA

    Probationary Employee Dismissed: Out of Luck Says ON CA
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Is a probationary employee entitled to wrongful dismissal damages?  Can an employer contract out of these damages?  Until now, most…
  • Jul 19

    20 Month Wrongful Dismissal Award for Employee Upheld

    20 Month Wrongful Dismissal Award for Employee Upheld
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The Ontario Court of Appeal has released several wrongful dismissal decisions over the past few months.  It has also released some…
  • Jul 15

    SCC: Unjust Dismissal: Big Win for Employee

    SCC: Unjust Dismissal: Big Win for Employee
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The Supreme Court of Canada has issued a landmark employment law decision.  The case of Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada focused on the…
Rank this Week: 2314

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Summarizes important developments in employment law. By Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C.

https://www.beankinney.com/virginia-employment-law-journal
  • Jul 24

    New I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form Announced by USCIS

    New I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form Announced by USCIS
    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”) announced on July 17, 2017 that it has released a newly revised Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form.  Federal law requires all employers to complete a Form…
  • Jul 10

    New Minimum Wage Increases for the District of Columbia and Montgomery County

    New Minimum Wage Increases for the District of Columbia and Montgomery County
    For employers in the District of Columbia and Montgomery County, Maryland, the cost of doing business just got more expensive.  Effective July 1, 2017, the hourly minimum wage rate in the District of Columbia increased a dollar to…
  • Jun 30

    What to Consider When Engaging Foreign Independent Contractor

    What to Consider When Engaging Foreign Independent Contractor
    In today’s global economy, it has become increasingly common for companies based in the United States to engage workers who live abroad for various purposes. U.S. companies often classify these workers as “independent…
Rank this Week: 2282

Boston Employment Attorney Blog

Boston Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment law. By Conforto Law Group.

http://www.bostonemploymentattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1989

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Law

Covers employment discrimination, retaliation, and arbitration. By Eugene Lee.

http://www.calaborlaw.com
  • Jul 22

    Can Employers Require Employees to Remain on Premises?

    Can Employers Require Employees to Remain on Premises?
    A reader of this blog recently asked an intriguing question: “Your boss may require you to remain on work premises during your rest break.: Is this still true after the recent California... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • May 20

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?
    Under California law (which is much more generous to employees than federal law), if you are a non-exempt worker, you are entitled to meal and rest breaks: a 30-minute meal break if you work more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • May 20

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?
    Under California law (which is much more generous to employees than federal law), if you are a non-exempt worker, you are entitled to meal and rest breaks: a 30-minute meal break if you work more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 3962

Jones & Jones Blog

Jones & Jones Blog

Covers personal injury trial law and labor and employment law .

http://www.joneslawyers.com/blog/
  • Jul 12

    Distracted Drivers Hurt People

    Distracted Drivers Hurt People
    Texas has taken a stand against Texting while Driving Car and Trucking accidents caused by distracted drivers are in the media every day.  Those accidents that make the news are often the ones where people have died.  Texas’…
  • Jun 6

    Texas Texting While Driving Ban Becomes Law

    Texas Texting While Driving Ban Becomes Law
    No more Texting and Driving in Texas!        Governor Abbott signed the Texas ban on texting while driving into law today.  Here is an except from the law: (b)  An operator commits an offense…
  • Apr 12

    Five Rules in Texas Defining Relationship Between Texas Insurance Contract Claims and Insurance Code Claim

    Five Rules in Texas Defining Relationship Between Texas Insurance Contract Claims and Insurance Code Claim
    Relationship Between Texas Insurance Contract Claims and Insurance Code Claims The relationship between insurance contract claims and Insurance Code claims in USAA Texas Lloyds Co. v.  Menchaca.  The case arose from jury findings…
Rank this Week: 3218

Inzozi

Inzozi

Covers employment law. By Stephens Law Firm.

https://www.inzozi.com/
  • Jul 8

    Amazon v. Smartsheet: Round 2

    Amazon v. Smartsheet: Round 2
    When I wrote my post on June 18, 2017, I was looking forward to seeing the oral argument in Amazon v. Smartsheet.  This lawsuit had all the things that make a case worth following:1. Known Players: Amazon and Smartsheet (maybe not known…
  • Jun 18

    Amazon v. Smartsheet: Round 1 to Amazon-More to Come

    Amazon v. Smartsheet: Round 1 to Amazon-More to Come
    When most of us think about Amazon, the first thing that comes to mind is Amazon Prime. Who doesn’t love their Amazon Prime? Amazon is into a lot more than just Prime. One of the major parts of Amazon is Amazon Web Services…
  • Jul 11

    WA COURT: Pay flat and piece rate employees for their break

    WA COURT: Pay flat and piece rate employees for their break
    On Thursday, July 16, 2015, the Washington State Supreme Court issued its ruling in Demetrio v. Sakuma Brothers Farms, Inc. While the case involved agricultural workers the implications of the decision reach every employer is Washington that…
Rank this Week: 2478

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues in Nebraska.

http://www.knudsenlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Jun 29

    Shining a Light on Infection Prevention

    Shining a Light on Infection Prevention
    Manual cleaning and disinfection are critical steps to limiting the spread of pathogens in hospitals and other care facilities.  Due to human error, areas of the health care environment may be missed or insufficiently cleaned, exposing…
  • Jun 29

    Shining a Light on Infection Prevention

    Shining a Light on Infection Prevention
    Manual cleaning and disinfection are critical steps to limiting the spread of pathogens in hospitals and other care facilities.  Due to human error, areas of the health care environment may be missed or insufficiently cleaned, exposing…
  • Jun 29

    Shining a Light on Infection Prevention

    Shining a Light on Infection Prevention
    Manual cleaning and disinfection are critical steps to limiting the spread of pathogens in hospitals and other care facilities.  Due to human error, areas of the health care environment may be missed or insufficiently cleaned, exposing…
Rank this Week: 3595

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Covers the intersection of employment law and emerging technology. By Steven Sheinberg.

http://www.workplacetechlaw.com
  • Jun 28

    Expert HR Systems: A Guide for Counsel

    Expert HR Systems: A Guide for Counsel
    I am pleased to announce that my paper, tentatively titled “Countering Bias in Expert HR Systems: A Guide for In-House Counsel,” has been accepted for publication in the International In-house Counsel Journal.   …
  • Apr 14

    Still More on Algorithmic Bia

    Still More on Algorithmic Bia
    I’ve written extensively on Algorithmic Bias and the role that employment lawyers will have to play in countering it.  A recent paper published in Science shows that bias empirically. According to the study, when an expert HR…
  • Mar 25

    How to Build a Privacy and Cyber Security Program (Nonprofit Edition)

    How to Build a Privacy and Cyber Security Program (Nonprofit Edition)
      While many in the nonprofit community believe that a privacy and cybersecurity program is beyond their means, the fact is there are many ways to tackle this problem—many of which are low and no…
Rank this Week: 1784

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3832

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/
  • Jun 16

    Article 78 for teaching license reinstatement denied

    Article 78 for teaching license reinstatement denied
    Petitioner retired while 3020a disciplinary charges were pending against him.  The Appellate Division Second Department held that the teacher was presumed to have known the Chancellor’s rule that you cannot have your license…
  • Jun 16

    Medical Appeals and Reinstatement Civil Service Law 71/72/73

    Medical Appeals and Reinstatement Civil Service Law 71/72/73
      To protect your job you may have to apply for reinstatement after being place on Section 72 leave.  You would need to fill out DCAS’s Medical Reinstatement form. Along with the form you may have to attach the relevant…
  • Jun 14

    Was revocation of Alcohol Counselor’s clearance because of old convictions proper?

    Was revocation of Alcohol Counselor’s clearance because of old convictions proper?
    This was the recently issue in an Article 78 suit brought of remedy a security clearance revocation for old criminal convictions.   The Court addressed the issue of whether an alcohol counselor was seeking “membership”…
Rank this Week: 4086

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

Discusses civil procedure, trial practice, employment law and other issues.

http://jcmarkowitz.com/blog/
  • Jun 15

    Conflict Resolution website

    Conflict Resolution website
    Most of my blogging deals with alternative dispute resolution, including alternative ways to practice litigation. Sometimes I re-print those posts here, but usually they remain on a separate site, called Conflict Resolution, which can be…
  • Mar 31

    Conflict resolution, not litigation

    Conflict resolution, not litigation
    I prefer to describe my practice as “conflict resolution” rather than “litigation.” It’s not because I have any objections to filing or defending lawsuits, and I am not at all adverse to taking cases to trial.…
  • Feb 7

    The rule of law

    The rule of law
    We have come to one of those moments in our history when people are learning to appreciate the important role courts and lawyers play in our government. If you’re a supporter of President Trump’s blockage of travel from seven…
Rank this Week: 1612

Hawaii Labor and Employment Law

Hawaii Labor and Employment Law

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

http://www.hilaborlaw.com
  • Jun 7

    DOL Withdraws Prior Guidance on Joint-Employer

    DOL Withdraws Prior Guidance on Joint-Employer
    Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Labor withdrew a previous Administrative Interpretation regarding when two or more companies can constitute joint-employers for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  For my thoughts on what this…
  • May 18

    State House Leadership Changes Announced

    State House Leadership Changes Announced
    Earlier today, the new Speaker of the State House of Representatives Scott Saiki announced his full leadership team. The new Vice Speaker of the House is Della Au Belatti, the Majority Leader is Cindy Evans, and the Majority Floor Leader is…
  • May 17

    2017 Legislative Wrap-Up

    2017 Legislative Wrap-Up
    The 2017 legislative session has come to a close. This year, state lawmakers ended up passing out several measures that will amend various employment laws in Hawaii. Such laws include workers' compensation, payment of wages, and others…
Rank this Week: 4227

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

Published By Villanueva & Sanchala Attorneys At Law

http://www.new-york-employment-lawyer-blog.com/
  • May 28

    Does your business pay its employees overtime? Are you ready for a Department of Labor Audit or Investigation?

    Does your business pay its employees overtime? Are you ready for a Department of Labor Audit or Investigation?
    It is important for employers to understand their obligations under the federal and state labor laws before any action is commenced. Proactive steps in this area can be significant. Our Award Winning NY Employment Lawyer routinely counsels…
  • Apr 1

    Are Tour Guides Independent Contractors or Employees Under New York Labor Law?

    Are Tour Guides Independent Contractors or Employees Under New York Labor Law?
    NY Department of Labor Audit and Misclassification of Worker Lawyer Blog Series Our Award Winning Employment Law Attorney is often asked about the proper classification of workers and prior blogs have discussed this topic in general.…
  • Mar 24

    Is a Security Guard an Employee or Independent Contractor?

    Is a Security Guard an Employee or Independent Contractor?
    New York State Department of Labor Misclassification of Workers Blog Series That was the issue in the recent New York Third Department Appellate Division decision In the Matter of TMR Security Consultants Inc., [Commissioner of Labor] Decided…
Rank this Week: 4338

Puerto Rico Workplace Law

Puerto Rico Workplace Law

Blog dedicated to workplace law and labor issues. By Robert A. Fleming.

http://english.fleminglex.com/category/puerto-rico-workplace-blog/
  • May 12

    Twelve-month leave not facially reasonable accomodation under ADA

    Twelve-month leave not facially reasonable accomodation under ADA
    A twelve month leave of absence pursuant to ADA is not “facially reasonable” under the particular circumstances in the case of Delgado-Echevarría v. Astrazeneca Pharm., No. 15-2232 (1st Cir. May. 2, 2017).…
  • May 2

    No Reasonable Accommodation Required for Worker with Disabled Child

    No Reasonable Accommodation Required for Worker with Disabled Child
    The ADA does not require an employer to provide  a non-disabled employee with the right to reasonable accommodation to take care of the employee’s disabled child.  Plaintiffs have attempted to files  such claims but they…
  • Apr 28

    Airport not liable for escalator accident

    Airport not liable for escalator accident
    On June 22, 2013, Plaintiff  approached an escalator and noticed another female  in front of her.  As Plaintiff moved from the escalator base onto the first step of the moving conveyor, the female ahead fell backwards…
Rank this Week: 1672