Monday, October 12, 2009

Interested in Guest Blogging?

GuestWorkplace Prof Blog is looking to help bridge the gap between traditional scholarship and blogging by hosting periodic guest bloggers.  The guest bloggers would be welcome to contribute short pieces and links about new developments, but their primary focus will be to contribute longer, perhaps multi-part posts on their current scholarship.  This would be an especially good forum for junior scholars working on labor/employment topics that are currently in the news -- labor law reform, healthcare/pension reform, disability law, the evolving test for employment discrimination, etc.

The commitment is short-term (perhaps a month or so), and the guest blogging will benefit bloggers and readers alike.  If you think you might be interested, email Rick.  If you're swamped now but would be interested in guest blogging in the future, let me know.

Or, consider commenting to this post to nominate someone. 

rb

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Prawfs Blogging

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I'll be guest blogging this month over at PrawfsBlawg, mostly on law school governance issues.  Check out my first post.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Workplace Prof Blog Bloggers

Workplace Prof BlogThanks to Cynthia Nance for taking this photo at the SEALS conference and sharing it with us.  (Was this right after the panel on self-promotion?)

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Secunda Returns to Workplace Prof Blog

SecundaWelcome It's official -- Paul Secunda is rejoining Workplace Prof Blog.  The divorce was painful, but reconciliation is ever so sweet.  (Paul:  Have you told Mindy yet?) 

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Law Prof Blog Rankings

Computer Paul Caron at Tax Prof Blog has the latest rankings of law-professor-edited blogs over the last 12 months.  Pardon the self-congratulation, but this blog did well.  We had over 400,000 visits and moved up a couple of spots from last year to become #14 out of all of the ranked sites.  We're also #5 out of 17 ranked subject-specific sites. 

Most important, thanks to all of you for your support.  And although the quantity is nice, I've been far more impressed with the quality of our readership.  So keep reading, writing comments, and forwarding news (even if we don't have time to post them all).

Thanks!

-JH and the rest of the crew

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Workplace Prof Blog Ranks Top-20 in Employee Benefits

Thx Thanks to the Delaware Employment Law Blog for listing us in their top-20 list of Employee Benefit Blogs. Hat tip: Paul Secunda. 

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Workplace Prof Blog #16 in Law Prof Blog Rankings

Thx Thanks to all of you for making Workplace Prof Blog the 16th most-read law prof blog (by number of visitors), and 17th by number of page views.  For the complete list, see Paul Caron's chart

rb

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Tribute to Paul Secunda

Secunda What with the abrupt transition from the holidays and conferencing in San Diego to beginning-of-the-semester catch-up, I haven't found time to properly thank Paul for his last several years of service to Workplace Prof Blog and his ongoing service to the labor/employment law academic community.  A few months after I inherited the blog that Rafael Gely had founded but then discontinued, while I was still in the process of emailing every labor/employment professor individually to let them know I was resurrecting the blog, I received an email out of the blue from Paul asking whether I was interested in having a co-blogger.  I immediately accepted, and it was the best blog-related decision I ever made.

Paul has a level of energy that I wish I had when I was 20.  He's been a compulsive blogger, which no doubt helps explain why he's feeling burned out.  His posts often dug beneath the superficial story to the deeper meaning below.  He's a team player in the best sense of the phrase -- one of the things I like most about Workplace Prof Blog -- and it's a value Paul helped instill -- is that it's not about the bloggers, but rather about helping readers forge and maintain connections in the labor/employment law academic community. 

Paul's a brilliant academic, a cheerleader for all of us, a great friend, and an all-around fantastic person.  It's been a privilege working with him on the blog, and it's comforting to know that the one thing Paul will never be to anyone is a stranger.

rb

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Friday, January 9, 2009

Secunda, Signing Off

Wavegoodbye It is with somewhat mixed feelings that I have determined to cease blogging at the Workplace Prof Blog.  Considerations of spending more time with my family and having more time to write have led me to this difficult decision. 

Over the three years that I have blogged here with Rick and then Jeff and Marcia, I have learned so much from the various individuals who have sent me interesting articles and stories.  It has also been my pleasure to keep the labor and employment law community up-to-date on the all the happenings in our community and around the world. I hope that I have been able to contribute just a little bit to the formation of a more cohesive labor and employment law professor community.

I look forward to seeing many of you at the various conferences and colloquiums in the coming days and years.  I will also try to contribute a guest post once in a while on this site.

Thanks to all the blog readers and my fabulous co-bloggers for all the great times.

Best regards,

Paul (PS)

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Big Brother Is Watching Jeff

Bb_2See the update to Jeff's post yesterday on undocumented employees cleaning the house of Department of Homeland Security Director David Chertoff.  Don't DHS employees have anything better to do?  In any event, I'm glad DHS folks are reading Workplace Prof Blog.  Perhaps they'll learn a thing or two.

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

One Million Visits

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Workplace Prof Blog received this morning its 1,000,000th visit.  Thank you for reading, offering suggestions, and sending us content.  What makes Workplace Prof Blog so successful is the uniquely supportive community of labor/employment/benefits colleagues.  It is a privilege to be a part of such an incredible group of people.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Law Prof Blog Rankings

Blog Paul Caron at Tax Prof Blog has the latest rankings of law professor blogs.  Not to toot our own horn (heck, let's be honest, that's exactly what we're doing), but this blog did quite well.  We had over 400,000 visits during the past year, ending on September 30.  Given that we've had just under a million (!) visits since 2004, that's quite a strong year. 

This year's traffic makes us #16 out of all the ranked sites.  We're also fourth out of 17 ranked subject-specific sites (fifth out of 18 if you classify Leiter Report as a philosophy site, but it's usually much more general than that).  Not bad for an area of law that's on almost no bar exams.

Most important, thanks to all of you for your support.  We would be nothing without our readers and this is yet another reminder of how lucky we are on that score.  So keep reading, writing comments, and forwarding news (even if we don't have time to post them all--sorry about that).

Thanks!

-JH and the rest of the crew

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Workplace Prof Bloggers Go AWOL

SdWell, not AWOL exactly -- we're all in San Diego for the Third Annual Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor and Employment Law.  I had planned to live-blog it, but there's just too much good stuff here to cram into even a dozen posts.  (And unlike my students, I can't type and participate simultaneously.)

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Funky Fonts

Many apologies, again, for the funky fontsWe're aware of the problem and are trying to get it fixed.

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Welcome Guest Blogger D. Aaron Lacy

Lacy_anew_2 Rick, Jeff, Marcia, and I are happy to welcome our new guest blogger, D. Aaron Lacy (SMU) to the Workplace Prof Blog.

Aaron teaches in the areas of employment discrimination, employment law, labor law and criminal law. His scholarship has been published in the Santa Clara Law Review, University of Detroit Mercy Law Review and the St. Thomas Law Review, among other places. He has been an adjunct professor at The George Washington University Law School.

Prior to joining the Dwayne O. Adreas School of Law at Barry University in 2005, he worked as an assistant state’s attorney for the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office in Montgomery County, Maryland. Subsequent to his employment at the State’s Attorney’s Office, Aaron worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture adjudicating program discrimination complaints, and then went on to represent the Department of Agriculture against employment discrimination complaints.

Following his stint with the Department of Agriculture, Aaron served as an attorney with U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where his specialty was federal sector employment discrimination appeals. He wrote federal sector appellate decisions addressing Title VII, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act violations.

This fall semester, Aaron starts at Southern Methodist University (SMU),  His scholarship includes:

The Most Endangered Title VII Plaintiff?: Exponential Discrimination Against African-American Males,Nebraska Law Review, Vol. 86, No. 3, 2008

You are Not Quite as Old as You Think: Making the Case for Reverse Age Discrimination under the ADEA , Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2005

Am I My Brother's Keeper: Disabilities, Paternalism and Threats to Self , Santa Clara Law Review, Vol. 44, No. 55, Fall 2003

Please give Aaron a hardy welcome.  We look forward to his blog posts.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Fonts Gone Wild

Many apologies for the inconsistent fonts on recent posts.  It's a technical glitch that we haven't figured out yet.  Joe H. tells us it "might relate to a back-end migration taking place at TypePad right now."  I'm not sure what that means, but I know he's working on it.  We appreciate your patience.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

1,000,000 Page Views!

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  Total 1,000,001  

Thanks first to my wonderful co-bloggers, Rick and Jeff, for making this blog thing work on a daily basis. 

Second, thanks to all the commentators who constantly challenge us with their insight, outrage, and humor.

Finally, thanks to all of you who have this page bookmarked everyday to read about the latest developments in the world of labor and employment law and also thanks to you who just accidentally come to this site while looking for the latest teacher sex videos or butt painting scandal on your google box!

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Birthday

Cake_2 Today, I became a member of a new protected class.  Guess which one?

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Monday, March 3, 2008

Introducing Gust Blogger Marcia McCormick

MmccormickMarcia, Marcia, Marcia! Well, we might hearing more of that name around these parts. Good friend of the blog and the Three Amigos, Marcia McCormick (Cumberland) will be joining us the next month or two as a guest blogger.

Marcia joined the faculty at Cumberland after four years of teaching at Chicago-Kent Law School.  She is a Grinnell College graduate and an honors graduate of the University of Iowa School of Law where she was the managing editor of the Iowa Law Review and was named the Outstanding Woman Law Graduate.  She began her legal career as a staff attorney with the International Human Rights Law Institute where she directed analysis and research of allegations of sexual violence committed during the war in what was then Yugoslavia.  She then went to the Illinois Attorney General’s office where she litigated civil appeals in state and federal courts.  She left the Illinois Attorney General’s office to join the faculty at Chicago Kent.

Marcia teaches Criminal Law, Property, Federal Courts, Employment Law and Civil Rights. Her recent articles include:
 

It's About the Relationship: Collaborative Law in the Employment Context

The Allure and Danger of Practicing Law as Taxonomy

Welcome aboard, Maureen Marcia!

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Friday, February 29, 2008

Influence? Plenty

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We're ranked #17 on a recent list of the top 50 most influential law professor blogs.

Thanks everyone!

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