Top 25 Employment Law Blogs: An Embarrassment of Riches

Young Conaway Employment Law Partner Bill Bowser is a fan of the phrase, embarrassment of riches, meaning an overabundance of a good thing. Just today, Adria Martinelli and I each had occasion to use the phrase today in separate conversations and laughed when we realized that the real embarrassment of riches was our frequent use of the phrase in conversation. Embarrassment of riches had, itself, become an embarrassment of riches. And it now seems that we have yet another chance to use the phrase today, as I’ve learned that the Delaware Employment Law Blog has been named by LexisNexis as one of the Top 25 Labor and Employment Law Blogs!


There are so many incredible labor-and-employment law blogs and bloggers online today that I can’t imagine how tough it was to select just 25 of them for this award. I can’t even limit my annual Top 100 Labor and Employment Law Blog list to 100 anymore. I am a fan of each of the blogs named to the list of Top 25 and I recommend that you pay a visit to any of the sites you may not yet know. Between the whole motley crew of us, you’re almost guaranteed to get all of the up-to-the-minute coverage of what’s happening in the area of workplace law.

Without playing favorites, I will point you in the direction of a handful of blogs written by long-time bloggers whose posts I consistently enjoy. For example, two gentlemen I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know over the past few years, Dan Schwartz of the Connecticut Employment Law Blog and Jon Hyman of the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog, both post so often, they make my head spin! Dan, Jon, Phil Miles of Lawffice Space, Rob Radcliffe of Smooth Transitions, and I also collaborated on a recently published book, Think Before You Click, which is the first Human Resources publication dedicated to in-depth coverage of social-media related issues in the workplace.

I also would like to direct you to three blogs that I read religiously but whose authors I’m sorry to say I have not yet met. Michael Fox has been blogging at Jottings by an Employer’s Lawyer since before most of the rest of us knew what a blog actually was! Timothy Eavenson of Current Employment hasn’t been blogging quite as long (but, really, who has?), but still longer than most and yet consistently produces great posts on cases and issues that matter. And I am always amazed by Brian Hall of The Employer Law Report and his ability to constantly collect and curate stories from just about every source-and has the content-rich posts to prove it.

Finally, I have to mention my friend Seth Borden of Labor Relations Today. Although Seth’s blog didn’t appear in the LexisNexis list, I’m absolutely certain that it was only due to an oversight because nobody, and I mean nobody writes a better labor blog than Seth.

Although I could go on and on about the great folks with whom I’m so lucky to share the blogosphere with, I’ll, instead, leave you with the rest of those honored by LexisNexis this year. There is apparently a “race to the top” with readers able to vote for their most favorite blog from the Top 25. If you’re inclined to vote for this or any other blog on the list, you can do so here. That’s also the page where you can find the entire list of all 25 employment-law blogs. And, while you’re there, be sure to check out all of the resources offered in the LexisNexis Labor and Employment Law Community-many of the bloggers on the Top 25 list are contributors to this terrific resource.

But regardless of whether or for whom you vote, thanks for reading the Delaware Employment Law Blog and any of the other many high-quality employment law blogs that are published every day. This blogging stuff can be a lot of work! But for those of us who do it, it’s a labor of love and we do appreciate having you come along for the ride.