Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

6 Years, 1800 Posts and How the World Has Changed

Not a lot has changed with Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer since my first post 6 years ago today. 1,800 posts later, I still post on blogspot, I still use the free version of blogger, and I still use an outmoded and limited version of blogroll.

But one thing that has definitely changed are the people who have joined me in this small, but hopefully interesting part of the blogosphere.

Listed below are the blogs in the area that have made their way to my RSS reader. I have listed their first post that I could find, although I am fairly certain that I didn't get the very first post of everyone. Still it's an interesting exercise to check them out now as well as their early posts.

A few of the blogs are worthy of special comment. George Lenard at George's Employment Blawg and Michael Fitzgibbons at Thoughts From a Management Labor Lawyer have been at this nearly as long as me.

Paul Secunda and Richard Bales took over the Workplace Prof Blog from its founder Rafael Gely, and now have added some additional colleagues and provide daily posting of an extremely high level. Also from the academic world, Ross Runkel has the Arbitration Law and Employment Law blogs and some other publications that are notable.

Paul Mollica at Daily Developments in EEO Law is joining me this fall as the only other active blogger (that I know of) in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Although I think I have only met one of the bloggers listed below, Chris McKinney of HR Lawyers Blog, who is in San Antonio, just down the road from me, and have corresponded with only a handful more, I feel a common bond with everyone who chooses to share their viewpoint on a regular basis. Hopefully, our collective effort has made a difference. I know that I have learned a lot.

If you haven't checked out my colleagues, please do so.

  1. Alaska Employment Law, May 3rd 2007
  2. Benefits Blog, April 19, 2003
  3. Boston ERISA Law Blog, April 7, 2006
  4. California Employee Rights Blog, August 1, 2006
  5. California Labor and Employment Defense Blog, April 5, 2007
  6. California Labor and Employment Law, October 6, 2006
  7. Connecticut Employment Law Blog,September 3, 2007
  8. Daily Developments in EEO Law, July 6, 2004
  9. Delaware Employment Law Blog, March 11, 2008
  10. Disability Law 2.0 -- Tan*, Rested, and Ready, November 30, 2004
  11. Employer Law Report December 17, 2007
  12. Evil HR Lady, August 19, 2006
  13. Florida Employment Law Blog, May 23, 2008
  14. George's Employment Blawg , May 12, 2003
  15. HR Lawyer's Blog, March 14, 2005
  16. HR Lori April 10, 2005
  17. HR Web Café, July 25, 2006
  18. HR Wench, September 17, 2007
  19. Jonathan Tasini at Working Life, October 25, 2004
  20. Labor Employment Law Blog, October 5, 2004
  21. Laboring Away at the Institute, August 31, 2004
  22. Law Memo Arbitration Blog, January 15, 2005
  23. Law Memo Employment Law Blog, January 11, 2005
  24. Maryland Employment Law, April 17, 2006
  25. Northern Exposure, October 6, 2007
  26. OFCCP Blog Spot, April 17, 2006
  27. Ohio Employer's Law Blog, May 9, 2007
  28. Pennsylvania Employment Law Blog, December 15, 2006
  29. Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog, May 7, 2008
  30. PJH Law- Employment Law Blog, October 31, 2006
  31. Storm's California Employment Law, July 1, 2004
  32. Strategic hr Lawyer, November 12, 2004
  33. Suits in the Workplace, September 29, 2005
  34. That's What She Said, September 21, 2006
  35. The FMLA Blog, August 14, 2006
  36. The HR Capitalist, December 9, 2006
  37. The Laconic Law Blog, November 9, 2007
  38. The Word on Employment Law, November 26, 2007
  39. Thoughts From a Management Lawyer, May 1, 2003
  40. Transgender Workplace Diversity, March 24, 2006
  41. Wage Law: The California Wage and Hour Law Weblog, December 17, 2004
  42. What's New in Employment Law?, June 26, 2006
  43. Whistleblower Law Blog, September 24, 2007
  44. Work in Progress, November 17, 2006
  45. Workers Comp Insider , September 17, 2003
  46. Workplace Fairness, January 9, 2003
  47. Workplace Prof Blog ,September 30, 2004
  48. Workplace Privacy Counsel, June 27, 2006
  49. Work Related Blogs and News, April 13, 2005

I am sure that there are other blogs in this area that I have missed, as well as getting any number of "first" posts wrong. Please feel free to make additions and point out corrections in the comments.

As always, thanks for stopping by.

Michael Fox

Updated: As I get additions, corrections within the next few days they will be added into the post, since hopefully the list will be of some benefit to those looking for a collection of labor and employment law blogs.


Thank you for including my blog in this esteemed group. You know you've made it when you make it onto Michael Fox's list!

Congratulations on six years of blogging that is a true accomplishment. I am on to bigger and better things at my new, but similarly named blog: Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog. I would love to have one of the remaining three spaces on your list of "50". Thanks also for recognizing my prior work at the Pennsylvania Employment Law Blog.
Thanks for including the Florida Employment & Immigration Law Blog. We are the "new kid on the block," and are very pleased to be included in the listing.

- Richard Tuschman
Congratulations on the 6 years! And thanks for mentioning me in your esteemed list of cohorts!

Keep on a'blogging my friend.
Way to go, Michael! You're right: things have sure changed since those blogging "Stone Ages" when we old-timers started.

I remember when the word "blog" evoked a blank stare; now I drive home listening to the "Blogger's Roundtable" on NPR. Heck, I glance out at centerfield at Busch Stadium and see the St. Louis Post-Dispatch advertising, among other things, its sports blogs.

Looking back to my first post, which hinted at my hope for the blog to be a solution for my information overload, my personal experience has been that we have succeeded in vastly multiplying the overload.

I cannot read other blogs and maintain my own, yet if I could I would gain so much more useful information!

For the record, that first post was actually May 12, 2003

We're so honored to be included in your list--thank you! After six years, what a chronicle you must have made! Keep up the great work!

Molly DiBianca
Congratulations on your milestone. Part of me hopes we make it six years. It's not the part that enjoys sleep. Thank you, too, for mentioning our little blog on your impressive list.
Greg (What's New in Employment Law)
Thanks for the mention and the fascinating list.
You people are losers that know nothing about business.
Michael - Congratulations on yet another year! Your work on Jottings got me into blogging in the first place and it remains one of the few blogs that I check each day without fail. Take care.

Ya' gotta add "HR Wench"--the good Wenchie deserves the props of being on your list!

Congratulations and thank you for the helpful list! Keep it up
The list is basic but only good content. Thanks for sharing.
That is a lot of work. Congratulations and please keep it up!!
Congratulations on making six years. Keep up the great work and thanks for the list.
The first 6 years are hardest. Congrats.
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