I have been blessed that the ABA Journal has included me on its list of the top 100 legal blogs (its “Blawg 100”) for the past two year (2011; 2010). As in the past, it is soliciting input on which blawgs to include on its 2012 list. From the ABA Journal:
We’re working on our annual list of the 100 best legal blogs, and we’d like your advice on which blawgs you think we should include.
Use the form to tell us about a blawg—not your own—that you read regularly and think other lawyers should know about. Or if you don't have particular blawgs in mind but think blawgs from a certain practice areas should be represented in the Blawg 100, you can use this form to let us know which ones. If there is more than one blawg you want to support, feel free to send us additional amici through the form. We may include some of the best comments in our Blawg 100 coverage. But keep your remarks pithy—you have a 500-character limit.
There are a few rules to keep in mind if you are inclined to click through and nominate any blogs:
- You can’t nominate your own blawg of any blawg on which you’ve contributed content.
- Wives and husbands cannot nominate their spouses’ blawgs (sorry, honey).
- Employees of law firms cannot nominate blawgs written by their co-workers.
- PR professionals cannot nominate their clients’ blawgs.
- Blawggers cannot enter into any kind of gentlemen’s agreement to nominate each other.
Submissions are being accepted until September 7.
Here’s the rest of what I read this week:
- EEOC Background Check Policy is Fair Game — from Nick Fishman’s employeescreenIQ Blog
- 5 Ways to Avoid Caregiver Discrimination Claims — from i-Sight Investigation Software Blog
- When sexual harassment isn’t obvious — from HR Cafe
- Turning the Tables — from Workplace Prof Blog
- When an Employer’s Decisionmaker is Unavailable, What Then? — from Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog
- Not So Magical Kingdom: Alleged Discrimination at Disney — from The Proactive Employer Blog
- Got an appearance code? Make sure you allow exceptions for religion — from Robin Shea’s Employment and Labor Insider
- 11th Circuit: Employer's "Wellness" Program Did Not Violate the ADA — from The Personnel Files
- Working from home may be ADA right — from Walter Olson’s Overlawyered
Social Media & Workplace Technology
- Bad Decisions Make for Great Stories — from Jessica Miller-Merrell’s Blogging4Jobs
- $4.5 Million Reasons for Employers and Individuals to Balance Social Media Use & Risks — from Jason Shinn’s Michigan Employment Law Advisor
- Protecting Social Media Information When an Employee Leaves — from SchwabeBlog: Employment Update
- Naked Twister, Orgies, and Facebook — from Phil Miles’s Lawffice Space
- A New Source of Business: TMI — from Michael Fox’s Jottings By An Employer’s Lawyer
- Public Company Use of Social Media — from Augmented Legality
- Most Employers Unlikely To Have a Mobile Device Usage Policy — from EmployerBrief
- Federal Courts Join State Counterparts in Issuing Jury Instructions on Social Media — from Court News Ohio
- 10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy — from Kashmir Hill at Forbes
HR & Employee Relations
- When Should Employers Make Exceptions to Their HR Policies? — from Troutman Sanders HR Law Matters
- Questions to draw out the truth during interviews — from Work Matters
- Gordon Ramsay, A Hotel, and a Hen House — from Molly DiBianca’s Delaware Employment Law Blog
- Top Termination Troubles — from Mark Toth’s Manpower Employment Blawg
- At-Will Employment Is A Big Deal — from California Employment Law
- Class of 2016 – The Same But Different — from Fistful of Talent
Wage & Hour
- A VERY EXPENSIVE Lesson in NOT Following the Rules — from Mike Haberman’s Omega HR Solutions
- When “Casual Conversations” Become FMLA Notice — from Smart HR Manager
- FMLA & ADA: Never the twain shall meet? (Part I) — from Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog
- “First, Do No Harm” – A Call For NLRB and EEOC Guidance — from Lorene Schaefer’s Win-Win HR
- Is Your Employer’s Investigation Gag Order Illegal? Why Investigations Might Not Be Confidential Anymore — from Donna Ballman’s Screw You Guys, I’m Going Home
- Boilerplate Language In NLRB Settlement Agreement Leads To Default Judgment — from Labor Relations Update
- Employer's Email System May Become Tool for Union Organizing — from Employment Law Watch