Friday, December 19, 2008


What I’m Reading This Week will be taking the rest of the year off to recharge it’s batteries. After today’s column, this feature will return January 2 with a special round-up of the best from the blawgosphere's holiday season. As for this week’s most interesting posts…

An Op-Ed in today’s Wall Street Journal by University of Chicago law professor Richard Epstein poses that the Employee Free Choice Act is unconstitutional.

The Connecticut Employment Law Blog provides some pointers on handling your workforce in bad weather.

The Pennsylvania Labor & Employment Blog has some more information on wage and hour issues with year-end bonuses.

The Delaware Employment Law Blog gives some tips on avoiding problems at office holiday parties when alcohol is involved.

The Labor and Employment Blog suggests who should be conducting workplace investigations.

World of Work reports on a big win for Starbucks in a class action lawsuit that challenged its employment application as unlawful. draws some employment law lessons from the presidential campaign.

HR World points out that the number of employment lawsuits filed is inversely proportional to the health of the economy.

George’s Employment Blawg has the top 10 things someone doesn’t want to do during a job interview.

Finally, two bits of positive news on the Employee Free Choice Act:

  • EFCA Updates reports that Rev. Al Sharpton has come out against the EFCA.

  • Also from EFCA Updates comes news that at least a few Democratic Senators are starting to have doubts about the EFCA.

I’ll be back next week with the latest from the world of labor and employment law, in addition to starting my countdown of the top 10 labor and employment law stories of 2008.