Over the last week or two, I kept flagging various employment law posts that I wanted to followup or comment on, only to have two or three more pop up. Each of them probably merited a discussion, but, to use an overused cliche — there simply isn’t enough time in the day.
So, I’m perhaps taking the easy way out in creating a whole post about posts. But I will try to categorize them for a little easier reading. I suggest taking a gander at these when you have an opportunity.
Blogs Referencing This One
First up, there have been several blogs that have commented on some posts that I have done recently that you might find interesting. They are:
- Thoughts from a Management Lawyer discussed my post on Monday about "fairness";
- Blawg Review (a weekly review of the best law-related posts) lists this little blog as a "Star of the Blawgosphere" representing the great state of Connecticut in a holiday-related post;
- Jottings by an Employer’s Lawyer was kind enough to mention this blog in his July 4th posting about the holiday and about efforts to bring unions together from around the world;
- Delaware Employment Law Blog recently discussed how construction-industry employers are being targeted and referred to a recent posting on the subject from this blog;
- The Laconic Law Blog had a post recently following up on the topic of caregiver and family discrimination and discusses my post last month about the nuances in Connecticut law (HR Daily Advisor had a similar post yesterday);
- New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog had an interesting followup to my post about a new law requiring protection of social security numbers and notes that Michigan passed some similar legislation;
- Adjunct Law Prof blog commented over the weekend on the recent decision that awarded an employee’s attorney $600 per hour in an employment discrimination case;
- Florida Employment Law Blog has a very notable post about what the effect on Florida employers would be if Barack Obama becomes President (hint: employment lawyers could get a lot busier) and cites a recent post of mine on the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (though it should be noted that others, including the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog and The Word on Employment Law, have done similar posts);
- Rogers & Tartaro Business Litigation blog picked up on the discussion on the various types of sexual harassment matters and the importance of understanding hostile work environment claims.
Posts About HR-Related Issues
- Workplace Prof blog follows up on a New York Times story to discuss the employer backlash to certain immigration rules;
- Pennsylvania Labor & Employment Law Blog had a post about Corporate Social Responsibility and how it is a "way of life" for certain companies;
- Although not a blog, per se, Ford & Harrison had an interesting post that held that an employer who merely posts their summary plan descriptions on the company’s intranet may not be sufficient to meet ERISA requirements — at least in the Ninth Circuit (which includes many Western states, but not Connecticut);
- HR Capitalist reports on a recent decision by Google to raise the cost of employer-sponsored daycare — a move that has left many employees unhappy. It’s an interesting case-study on managing employee expectations;
Employment Laws & Litigation
- It is sometimes too easy to brush off a runaway jury verdict, like the $46M one in Ohio last week, reported on by Ohio Employer’s Law Blog and the Manpower Employment blawg. But as the Ohio blog reminds: "Litigation is dangerous. Juries are unpredictable. Some cases cannot be resolved and need to be tried, but sometimes it’s better to live to fight another day."
- Employee Screen IQ blog reports on some new FACT Act regulations that may affect some employers who conduct background checks;
- The Workplace Horizons blog reports on a recent NLRB case that finds that a provision prohibiting a temporary worker from discussing his compensation violates federal labor laws. The decision should reinforce the fact that restrictive covenants for employees should be appropriately tailored.
As you can see, quite a list to add to your summer reading materials.