Employment law and HR firm Peninsula talks about the leaked Labour manifesto

Employment law and HR firm Peninsula talks about the leaked Labour manifesto

Labour previously released a 20-point plan on how they would increase worker rights if they won the general election on the 8 June. A leaked draft copy of their manifesto contains a whole section on worker rights so what should employers be aware of?
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Exclusive: Brother-in-law's fraud turns tables on AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal

The chief minister’s family has, however, tried to put up a strong defence, rejecting the rebel’s accusations as scripted by political rivals. Sunita Kejriwal, the CM’s wife, has issued a series of stinging tweets over Mishra’s charges. My brother in law …
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Evolving Workplace Rights in the LGBT Community

Boston Sexual Harassment Law Firm Davis & Davis, P.C Discusses Evolving Workplace Rights in the LGBT Community Family and employment law firm Davis & Davis, P.C. has recently published an insightful blog post discussing the emerging workplace rights of the …
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APEC meets to promote disabled employment

Philippine law requires that government agencies and government-owned … including rights to education, protection and employment. Participants held that it is necessary to provide better legal protection for persons with disabilities, increase awareness …
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Social Media Ramps Up in Family Court – Immunity War for Judges, Lawyers, Custody Experts, CPAs and CPS Workers

n Texas Judge Green is being investigated for drugs, sex and improper conduct involving her lovers and prostitutes. Witnesses against the judge include her ex husband, her former lovers and court whistleblowers, all fueling a social media war that …
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Law enforcement tribute in Lexington

“So there’s a lot of families that are hurting, and a lot of communities that are hurting, because a loss of an officer not only affects just one family, it affects the community as well and law enforcement across the country as well.” There was a …
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Sally Nash joins Gilson Gray’s family law team

Sally Nash joins Gilson Gray’s family law team

Gilson Gray has expanded its family team with the appointment of Sally Nash. Ms Nash, who has 13 years’ experience, began her legal career at Maclay Murray & Spens before qualifying with Turcan Connell where she has been since 2004. Ms Nash joins …
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Changes in Workplace Regulations? Don't Hold Your Breath

A survey of 1,229 in-house corporate attorneys, HR professionals and C-suite executives by employment law firm Littler, found that uncertainty is high among employers, and it’s related to the new administration in the White House and the technological …
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Scottish Universities’ Law Clinic Network 2017 Conference

A discussion on how law clinics can utilise technology to improve access to justice in more remote areas where people are unable to access advice services. 2. Mock Employment Tribunal Employment Law Team of the Year, Blackadders, will conduct a mock …
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Limited Impact of New Florida Law Deeming Uber, Lyft and Other Ride-Sharing Drivers Independent Contractors and Not Employees

The new law essentially creates a safe-harbor for such ride-sharing companies from liability misclassification of employees as independent contractors under the labor and employment laws in Florida, including laws governing minimum wages, unemployment …
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Agenda for 48th Labour meet finalised

Social Security for all, labour law amendment, reforms and codification, employment generation with special focus on women, and transition to formal employment would be the subjects of deliberations at the 48th Indian Labour Conference (ILC) to be held soon.
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7% decrease in new private law cases received by Cafcass in April compared with a year ago

In April 2017, Cafcass received a total of 3,219 new private law cases. This is a 7% decrease on April 2016 levels (but note that there were fewer working days available in April 2017 compared with April 2016 due to bank holidays). In the year to March …
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Kushner family drops out of China investor summit after criticism

Kushner family drops out of China investor summit after criticism

Kushner ran the family’s real estate company before joining the administration … projects in well-to-do urban areas instead of drawing jobs to needier areas, as the law intended. In the days before Trump took office, the Obama administration proposed …
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China Employee Terminations: Beware Reinstatement

What circumstances will make specific performance “impossible?” The new law provides the following guidance: As is true with many (most?) of China’s employment laws, the employer bears the burden of proving facts sufficient to invoke impossibility.
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Littler Survey Reveals Employers Caught in a Tangled Web of Federal, State and Local Laws

Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has released the results of its sixth annual survey, completed by 1,229 in-house counsel, human resources professionals and C-suite executives. The Littler® Annual …
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The Pink Ghetto: Disgusting Displays Of Sexual Harassment At Law Firms

But then again, I’m one of seven female attorneys in a nine-attorney firm! I worked for a now-international employment law boutique. When I made partner there, I was so proud. It was the culmination of years of hard work and capped my prior …
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Arthur S. Leonard Honored by New York Law School

On April 26, he was honored as the school’s first Robert F. Wagner Professor of Labor and Employment Law, named for the US senator and New York Law graduate of the class of 1900 who wrote the Social Security Act and the National Labor Relations Act …
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New family lawyer at MannBenham

Prior to qualifying as a Manx Advocate in 2005 Ms Ratcliffe trained as an English barrister and gained experience working in the family law team of a law firm there. MannBenham Director Chris Webb says she is a well-known and respected senior advocate and …
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Family of murdered WWII digger outraged at killer’s sentence

Family of murdered WWII digger outraged at killer’s sentence

“How do I explain this to my children? How do I raise good men to respect the law.” Ken’s family talk about a proud, active and generous man who had refused to take things easy in his old age, and was still working and paying his taxes. Six-weeks bef …
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Roseland lawyers selected as 'super lawyers'

Soranno is a member of the business litigation and intellectual property groups and chairs the family law practice group. Suriano is a member in the firm’s litigation practice. With more than 27 years of trial and appellate court experience in both state …
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Bogus firm, shoddy work – How Kejriwal's brother-in-law swindled PWD of Rs 10cr: India Today Exclusive

The chief minister’s family has, however, tried to put up a strong defence, rejecting the rebel’s accusations as scripted by political rivals. Sunita Kejriwal, the CM’s wife, has issued a series of stinging tweets over Mishra’s charges. My brother in law …
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Companies fined for violating Employment Equity Act

“It is very concerning that there are just too many JSE-listed companies that are completely completely ignoring the law,” she said. Oliphant said that the latest employment equity report mirrored the glaring lack of appetite for …
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Cannabis grower killed father-in-law when hydroponic system caught fire at family home

A cannabis grower killed his father-in-law when a hydroponic system he set up at his family’s home caught fire. Load Error Former soldier Ian Kennedy shared the house in Wallasey with his girlfriend Jazmin Vaughan-Jones, her parents and their two young …
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'A huge victory': Domestic violence perpetrators banned from cross-examining victims

Attorney-General George Brandis announced in Tuesday’s budget that the government will launch a major review of the Family Law Act – the first since it was introduced in 1976. Senator Brandis said the government would soon release proposed amendments …
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Adrian Jones' murder could lead to changes to Kansas state law

Adrian Jones' murder could lead to changes to Kansas state law

The sentencing closes the murder case, but Adrian’s death may bring about changes to state law. There are three big things that could change including homeschooling, mandated reporting and maybe even changes to the Division of Children and Family Services.
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Lawyers call meeting about family law legal aid shortage in Blenheim

A lack of family lawyers taking on legal aid work is causing concern in Blenheim – and legal aid specialists want to get social services involved in finding a solution. An Official Information Act request reveals Marlborough has one of the lowest …
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Ed Heaton joins divorce and family team in Leeds

Stewarts Law has today added a senior associate to its top ranked divorce and family team in Leeds. Ed Heaton joins the firm from Mills & Reeve, where he gained over eight years’ experience in the family law department dealing with clients in Yorkshire …
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My son-in-law faked having a job — again: Ellie

She was to work with him on tracking their finances and trusted him. Eight months ago, he was notified that the organization would be closing and he should seek other employment. This time he told his wife and the rest of the family immediately.
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Employment Law Navigator – Week in Review: May 2017 #2

Last week, The Wall Street Journal broke the news that code written by female engineers at Facebook gets rejected much more frequently than code written by male engineers at the company. Five years of data collected by a longtime engineer at Facebook …
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Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Gets Employment Law Designation for Northern Nevada

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, one of the largest law firms in the Western U.S., is now the exclusive Northern Nevada member of the Employment Law Alliance, the world’s leading network of labor, employment and immigration lawyers. Lewis Roca …
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Jobs Report Shows Slight Improvement for Legal Employment in April

Jobs Report Shows Slight Improvement for Legal Employment in April

In its monthly employment report, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau … Scott Flaherty covers the business of law with a special focus on plaintiffs lawyers. He can be reached at sflaherty@alm.com. On Twitter: @sflaherty18.
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Know the law: Employee need not pay hiring cost

Given my understanding of UAE labour laws, I am eligible for 14 days leave. Could you please clarify this matter? An employee is entitled to two days of annual leave per month if he has completed six months of employment but less than one year of service.
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Positions available at Rights of Women

We are recruiting women* for the following posts: Senior Legal Officer (Family and Criminal Law) (Full Time) [Maternity Cover: 9 months] The Senior Legal Officer (Family and Criminal Law) is responsible for the management and delivery of Rights of Women’s …
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Officer Blake Snyder’s name is added to Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial

Two other police officers and one sheriff’s deputy received the same honor at today’s ceremony. Friends and family of the fallen were there, as well as Governor Eric Greitens’ who thanked law enforcement families for their service and sacrifice.
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Employment possibilities for people with disabilities

Sean Burke emphasizes a point to those attending the “Work is Possible” seminar April 24 during his presentation about federal laws and court rulings supporting people with disabilities in their efforts to gain employment. Photo submitted Participants …
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US News: Former US attorney joins law firm in Grand Rapids

Catherine Mish has accepted an of-counsel position with the Grand Rapids office of the law firm Dickinson Wright. She will transition from city employment to private practice in April. Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge is a Michigan law firm with offices in Ann …
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Trump’s Labor Secretary pick has harshly criticized California’s ‘nanny state’ labor laws for years

Trump’s Labor Secretary pick has harshly criticized California’s ‘nanny state’ labor laws for years

executive director of the National Employment Law Project, in a written statement. “Given that mission, this nomination is a sucker-punch in the gut to all the men and women of good faith who believe in the mission of the U.S. Labor Department.”See all stories on this topic

New California Employment Laws 2016

California’s 2016 legislative session ended, once again, with a flurry of activity in the legislature and by Governor Jerry Brown, resulting in numerous new laws requiring employer action. The end-of-session bills were not the only ones enacted in 2016 …See all stories on this topic

The words that MUST free Sgt Blackman this week: Lawyers to say 'Marine A' is a 'man of integrity' as ex-SAS chief leads pleas to bail him

His lawyers believe he has a good chance of being granted release … has described him as ‘a caring and devoted family man’ who was destined for promotion to company sergeant major or even the rank of a commissioned officer, prior to the incident.See all stories on this topic

EMPLOYMENT LAW: If you are departing to start your own firm, be FORE-warned

Employers who want to keep departing employees away from their customers must plan ahead with well written contracts. In addition, the employee has to get something for signing the contract, either the job in the first place or some sort of raise or bonus.See all stories on this topic

Qatar – New name, old system? Qatar's new employment law and abuse of migrant workers

Qatar has been under intense international scrutiny for its treatment of migrant workers since being awarded the rights to host the 2022 World Cup. Particular focus has been placed on the notorious 2009 sponsorship law, which ties workers to their …See all stories on this topic

Family Court impact on third parties

The third party provisions of the Family Law Act give explicit power to the Family Court to alter the rights of third parties as part of family law property proceedings. This means that the Family Court can make an order or grant an injunction that is …See all stories on this topic

Breach of Contract – Employment

Breach of Contract – Employment

Wisconsin Law Journal offers some of its content to registered-only users. Registration for access to this story and our other registered-only content is available for free. Simply provide your email address and create a password to unlock our content.See all stories on this topic

California to boost paid family-leave benefits

Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday will sign a bill expanding California’s pioneering family-leave law to help more low-income workers and provide better benefits. The action comes 15 years after California became the first state in the nation to guarantee …See all stories on this topic

The Employment Law Authority – March/April 2016

A federal appellate court recently held that an employer did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it discharged an employee who had been sleeping at work and falling short of the employer’s performance expectations. The Sixth …See all stories on this topic

New York Enacts Paid Family Leave Law and Increases Minimum Wage Rate

Executive Summary: On March 31, 2016, New York State lawmakers finalized a budget deal that included: (1) a bill mandating paid family leave for most employees (the “Paid Family Leave Law”) and (2) a statewide incremental increase to a $15 per hour minimum …See all stories on this topic

European judges are overruling Treasury laws costing taxpayers up to £50billion

Employment Minister Priti Patel said: “People will be shocked that big business is taking British taxpayers to court in Europe where unelected judges are overruling the decisions of our parliament on tax rules – costing us all billions. “That’s on …See all stories on this topic

Jobless law graduate sues former school

In an ideal situation, working as a lawyer would have more than made up for the cost of her law degree. But since her graduation in 2008, she claims that she has only served in part-time positions and temporary jobs reviewing documents for law firms.See all stories on this topic

The government’s internships-for-cash scheme “wide open to abuse” says employment law expert

The government’s internships-for-cash scheme “wide open to abuse” says employment law expert

The Government’s internships-for-cash scheme announced in Tuesday’s federal budget is “wide open to abuse”, according to an employment law expert. Malcolm Turnbull’s first budget revealed small and medium businesses may be eligible for cash …See all stories on this topic

City Heights Law Day

Following the opening ceremony, there will be presentations from prominent San Diego attorneys, who will discuss various aspects of the law. These presentations will include information about: Employment Law; Civil and Small Claims; Family Law; Sports Law …See all stories on this topic

Law firm names associates

Cumberland-based family law firm Hedgepeth, Heredia & Rieder on April 28 announced that Aliste Harris and Paul S. Simon have joined the firm as associates. “Aliste has impressive depth of legal experience, including a stint as a clerk at The White House …See all stories on this topic

Divorce formulae vs divorce lawyers: the picture abroad

The senior partner at Stowe Family Law, Marilyn Stowe is one of Britain’s best known divorce lawyers with clients throughout the country, in Europe, the Far East and the USA.See all stories on this topic

The cruel agony of losing our gorgeous girl to the spell of her 'spiritual healer' guru: Artist daughter cuts family out of her life after getting close to 'therapist'

The law has to be changed to cover circumstances like this.’ Mrs Strutt added: ‘It is terrible for her friends and family, but it is even more terrible for Laura herself. ‘She is in a psychological prison, without even knowing it, and separated from …See all stories on this topic

Bank freezes plans for North Carolina jobs, citing transgender law

Deutsche Bank is freezing plans to create 250 new jobs in North Carolina after the state enacted a law last month that opponents say discriminates against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens. The announcement on Tuesday by Germany’s largest …See all stories on this topic

Proposed N.C. law a wrong move for police camera footage

Proposed N.C. law a wrong move for police camera footage

This resolution would have provided the family with closure, put to rest any concerns of a cover-up, and helped to build trust through transparency. Simply put, House Bill 972 is a mistake. Instead of sticking heads of law enforcement agencies with a …See all stories on this topic

Grandfather fined, put on good behaviour bond for family attack

The court heard Muhle attended The Greens at The Entrance on April 13 to watch his youngest grandson compete and celebrate a family birthday. Police facts reveal he approached his ex son-in-law Paul McDonnell who was seated between the greens with his 18 …See all stories on this topic

Model law soon for shops, restaurants, cinemas to open 24/7: Labour Secretary Shankar Aggarwal

A model law the government is proposing for states to replicate will … The labour ministry feels that with adequate safeguards, this would go a long way in creating more jobs and ensuring labour welfare. Women will also be empowered and not discriminated …See all stories on this topic

DoJ: North Carolina Bathroom Privacy Law Violates Civil Rights

The Department of Justice says North Carolina’s new law that protects women and children from potential sexual predators in public rest rooms violates the civil rights of gay and transgender individuals, prompting a strong pushback from the Family …See all stories on this topic

Legislation to help disabled students find jobs

HARRISBURG — High school students with disabilities will get more help finding jobs under legislation expected to become state law soon. State vocational counselors will play a more prominent role helping students to prepare and train for jobs …See all stories on this topic

NYC workplace protections take effect for family caregivers

The law, signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio in January, took effect Wednesday. It protects employees from termination, demotion, or denial of promotion because of their status as a family caregiver. If the law is broken, the worker could recover lost wages or …See all stories on this topic