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Monday, December 2, 2013

American Bar Association Names Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home A Top Legal Blog For Third Year

Thank you so much to those who nominated this blog to the ABA's Blawg 100! The American Bar Association has announced their winners, and Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home was named one of the top labor and employment blogs in the country for the third year in a row. I couldn't have gotten there without your help.

I'm honored to be included as the only employee-side blog in the labor and employment category, along with such terrific management-side blogs as Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog, Molly DiBianca’s Delaware Employment Law Blog, Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook, Jeff Nowak’s FMLA Insights, Jon Hyman’s Ohio Employer's Law Blog, and Seyfarth Shaw’s Trading Secrets. Dan Schwartz was also named to the blawg hall of fame!

Vote for Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home here

It's such a pleasure to write this blog, mainly because of you, my readers. I love your questions and comments, and enjoy being able to point employees in distress in the right direction. I know my fellow honorees on employer side feel the same about trying to help employers sort through the confusing tangle of employment laws. Here's what the ABA Journal says about this year's Blawg 100:
It's our lucky seventh time at this blog-ranking rodeo. Does luck come into play as we assemble our list? Perhaps. Maybe it's a lucky break for a blogger when one of its readers takes the time to write to us to make sure we give it serious consideration. There are thousands of legal blogs, after all.

But really, it's a blogger's dedication, creativity and engagement with readers and the other minds of the legal blogosphere that make us take notice. We think our familiarity with these blogs ultimately makes us better legal journalists—and getting to know them might make you a better lawyer. At the very least, you might find kindred spirits who articulate the highs and lows of practice with wit and empathy.
If you've been following this blog all for at least a year, you know what's coming. Now is the time to vote for the best of the best in each category. Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home has come close to the top, but hasn't quite made it to the very peak of the labor and employment law blogs yet. I need your help.

If you think this blog is worthy, I need your vote. Go to the ABA website here. It takes about 30 seconds to register. Then go to the Labor & Employment category. Find Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home. Look to the left and you'll see a button that says, "Vote Now." Click it. You're done. The polls shut down at close of business Dec. 20. If you have trouble voting or questions about anything else, please see the ABA's Blawg 100 FAQ.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your support. Do check out the other labor and employment blogs. Even though they're geared toward helping employers rather than employees, they're chock full of great information, good writing, and good humor. You can also  click here for a list of all the honorees' Twitter handles if you want to see the latest employment law news.

Please don't forget to vote!


  1. Just Voted for your Blog on ABA Website, Hope we will hear some good news on the Result Day :) Best of Luck ..

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I appreciate your comments and general questions but this isn't the place to ask confidential legal questions. If you need an employee-side employment lawyer, try http://exchange.nela.org/findalawyer to locate one in your state.