Rothco Dealer Spotlight - M3 Surplus

Join us as we take a visit to one of our dealers, M3 Surplus! This massive store is located 45 minutes outside of Detroit, in the Clinton Township of Michigan. M3 was founded 6 1/2 years ago after Kathy and Patrick McCormick decided to go into business for themselves and they saw a need and opportunity in their community for a surplus store. M3 has been a Rothco dealer since they started their business.The store is a mix of products, between military pride items, duty gear, survival, and surplu...
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WIRTW #570 (the “unexpected” edition)

I always assumed my kids would out-achieve me. I just never imagined it would happen by the 8th grade.  Cleveland Magazine just named her band, Fake ID, Cleveland’s “Best Unexpected Rock Stars” in its 2019 Best of Cleveland issue. It’s not everyday you witness a band of 12- to 15-year-olds absolutely wail on Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs.” Yet there’s Fake ID, chugging through the sinister heavy metal classic with style and skill to spare, cresting a wave of pummeling sound…. Yes, th...
Tags: Google, Law, Cleveland, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Harvard Business Review, Black Sabbath, US Appeals Court, Eric Meyer, FMLA, SHRM, FLSA, What I'm Reading, Jon Hyman, Suzanne Lucas, Eugene Scalia, ABA Journal Daily News

View the 2020 Digital Catalog

View Rothco's 2020 Catalog Here.  [Author: Rothco NY]
Tags: Military, Uniform, Rothco, Tactical, Rothco NY, Army Navy Wholesale, 2020 Catalog

Going To The Gym? Don't Forget Your Gym Duffle / Backpack

Hello there! My name is Preston and I am the E-Commerce Coordinator here at Rothco, and I wanted to share my experience with one of Rothco’s most versatile bags. Rothco’s Convertible 19” Canvas Duffle/Backpack is a great bag designed with a variety of features to carry almost anything to any destination! Personally, I use this adaptable duffle backpack as my go-to gym bag. The canvas duffle backpack features a large compartment with a large circular zipper opening to comfortably fit a lot of gy...
Tags: Military, Preston, Rothco, Rothco NY, Gym Bag, Athletic Duffle Bag, Backpack Duffle Bag, Fitness Backpack, Gym Bag Backpack, Gym Duffle Backpack, Gym Duffle Bag, Rothco Convertible Duffle/Backpack, Sports Duffle Bag, Workout Backpack

The Multi-Tool: The Ultimate Survival Tool

It slices, it dices, it can open a beer and screw things together…It’s a Multi-Tool. This versatile hand tool serves a myriad of functions and can be easily transported in your pocket for everyday carry and is great to have when camping or building your Bug Out Bag. Below I’ve broken down some of the key features and applications for this must-have accessory. Pliers and Wire Cutters: Every good multi-tool has a strong set of pliers. Rothco’s Multi-Tool includes ...
Tags: Military, Multi-tool, Phillips, Rothco, Rothco NY, Pliers, Survival Knife, Pocket Knife, Survival Tool, Multi-purpose Tool, Camping Tool, EDC tool, Outdoor Tool, Pocket Multi-tool, Pocket-sized Multi-tool, Survival Multi-tool

The Grand Ole' Flag

June 14th marks the day where people across the United States celebrate that high flying flag we know and love. Flag Day became officially established as a national holiday on August 3rd, 1949, by President Truman when he signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day. However, this holiday was being celebrated long before that. Below you'll find some interesting facts about the Flag Day holiday and the Stars and Stripes itself:Flag Day was invented by a teach...
Tags: Congress, Military, United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Wisconsin, Eisenhower, Truman, Rothco, Stars and Stripes, Flag Day, US flag, Rothco NY, American Flag, Bernard J CiGrand

D-Day 75th Anniversary

June 6th, 1944 Today we honor, remember and reflect on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, one of history's most significant days which marked a  major turning point in World War II . Code Name Operation Overload, D-Day marks the first day of the invasion of Normandy by allied forces.  The event was one of the largest seaborne invasions in history and combined naval, air and land assaults. In total, more than 156,000 Allied troops including American, Canadian and British forces...
Tags: France, Germany, Nazis, Military, Normandy, Hitler, Rothco, Utah Omaha Gold Juno, Rothco NY, D-Day, 75th Anniversary D Day, d-day Normandy, Dday Anniversary, Ddday, Operation Overload

The Ultimate Tactical Vest #GOTM

Our Gear of the Month for August is one of our top-selling tactical vests: The MOLLE Plate Carrier Vest. It's constructed of heavyweight 600 Denier Polyester and features MOLLE webbing that covers most of the vest, making it ideal for attaching modular pouches and accessories. The military vest also features armor plate pockets, that easily store soft and hard armor, on the front and back side panels. Loop fields on the front and back of the vest, along with an admin pouch, allows for storage...
Tags: Military, MOLLE, Rothco, Rothco NY, Tactical Gear, GOTM, Gear of the Month, Molle Plate Carrier Vest, Military Vests, Rothco Tactical Vests

See What We've Been Up To #RothcoByTheNumbers

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Tags: Military, Rothco, Rothco NY, Company Facts, Rothco By The Numbers, Rothco facts

Humpty Dumpty, the Castle Doctrine, and other stories

Here are a few odds and ends that merit Grits readers' attention: Humpty Dumpty and the Castle Doctrine The judge in former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger's murder trial for the shooting of Botham Jean gave the jury instructions on the Castle Doctrine defense, despite the fact that Guyger entered Jean's home and shot him, and wasn't defending her "castle." Her lawyers employed this argument as their primary defense (that it wasn't her home was a "mistake of fact," they said) so the judge h...
Tags: Texas, Law, Police, Marijuana, Austin, Mental Health, Homelessness, Brooklyn, New York Times, Finland, Sex Crimes, Dallas, Houston, Bail, Innocence, Probation

Suspension For Facilitating Unauthorized Practice

A three-month suspension by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department The Attorney Grievance Committee commenced this proceeding by petition containing three charges (Judiciary Law § 90[2], Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters [22 NYCRR], § 1240.8), alleging... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division

Conference Behavior Draws Reprimand

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has imposed a public reprimand for criminal conduct that took place at the 2017 Dauphin County Bench-Bar conference at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort. Personal note: my family used to vacation there in the mid-1950s. On... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Dauphin County Bench Bar, Omni Bedford Springs Resort Personal

No Female Clients Allowed

A three-month suspension and a censure from the Oklahoma Supreme Court for suggestive communications with clients Mr. Stout received his license to practice law in Oklahoma in 1983. In February 2017, C.B. hired Mr. Stout to represent her in a... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Oklahoma, Stout, Oklahoma Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process

Answered Prayer

The District of Columbia has recommended that an attorney's consent to disbarment be accepted. We reported on the charges The District of Columbia Disciplinary Counsel has filed a complaint alleging a host of ethics violations by an attorney who represented... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, District Of Columbia, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Disciplinary Counsel

6th Circuit holds that an employee cannot contractually shorten Title VII’s statute of limitations

In Thurman v. Daimler Chrysler, the 6th Circuit agreed that the following agreement between an employer and an employee shortening the time in which an employee has to file a lawsuit was lawful. READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING I agree that any claim or lawsuit relating to my service with Chrysler Corporation or any of its subsidiaries must be filed no more than six (6) months after the date of the employment action that is the subject of the claim or lawsuit. I waive any statute of limitations...
Tags: Law, Ohio, Discrimination, Logan, EEOC, Chrysler Corporation, MGM Grand, Thurman, Jon Hyman, Daimler Chrysler, 6th Circuit, Estée Janssens, MGM Grand Detroit Casino, Barbie Logan

DOL announces new salary threshold for white collar exemptions

Yesterday, the Department of Labor announced that effective January 1, 2020, the salary threshold for an employee to be exempt from overtime under the administrative, executive, professional, and computer exemptions will increase from $455 per week to $684 per week (or $35,568 per year). For employers, this new threshold means that employees who are currently exempt and earn a salary of less than $684 per week will, in most cases, become non-exempt. The change is expected to impact an estimated ...
Tags: Law, DOL, Department of Labor, FLSA, Wage And Hour, Jon Hyman, Fabian Blank

Find Out July's Gear of The Month

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Tags: Backpack, Military, Rothco, Rothco NY, Medium Transport Pack, GOTM, Tactical Pack, Military Backpack, Gear of the Month

Girl Scouts good / union organizers bad

What rights do you have to ban union organizers from your property? A lot. Your property is your property. What if, however, you allow your employee’s daughter’s Girl Scout troop to set up a table outside and sell cookies? Have you just opened yourself to an argument that allowing cookie sales unlawfully discriminates against the banned union organizers? Historically, yes, but currently, no. Or at least not under the NLRB’s most recent pronouncement on the issue of employer property rights, ...
Tags: Law, Nlrb, Salvation Army, American Cancer Society, Flickr CC, Jon Hyman, Labor Relations, Kroger Mid Atlantic, GillyBerlin

No-fault attendance policies offer no cover when the ADA or FMLA are involved

An employee suffering from epilepsy, migraines, and heart condition asks (with a medical note) for two unpaid days off from work unpaid to treat symptoms related to her disabilities. Instead of granting the leave, the employer assigns the employee points under its no-fault attendance policy and fires her for exceeding the allowable number of attendance points. The EEOC has sued the employer, alleging disability discrimination. A no-fault attendance policy assigns points each time an employee i...
Tags: Law, Ada, EEOC, FMLA, Jon Hyman, Disability Discrimination, Sharon McCutcheon, Employment Policies

Initial thoughts on the Amber Guyger verdict

Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger's murder conviction and ten year prison sentence raises so many conflicted emotions! Here are Grits' initial thoughts on the trial and the outcome: Abuse of power by police union prez should be punished, forbidden going forward Maybe what stood out to me most was the role of Dallas police union president Mike Mata. He showed up at the scene of the shooting, sequestered Guyger from police investigators, and gave orders to cops on the scene to turn off cam...
Tags: Texas, Law, Dallas, Mata, Legislature, Imo, DPD, Guyger, Gritsforbreakfast, Botham Jean, Amber Guyger, Mike Mata, Castle Doctrine Texas

Are hangovers the next frontier of your FMLA headaches?

A German court recently ruled that a hangover qualifies as an “illness.” Which got me thinking … are hangovers the next frontier of your FMLA headaches? Thankfully, the answer to this question is almost certainly “no.” But it’s worth reviewing the FMLA’s definition of “serious health condition” to see how I reach that conclusion. The FMLA defines a “serious health condition entitling an employee to FMLA leave” as “an illness, injury, impairment or physical or mental condition that involves inpa...
Tags: Law, FMLA, Jon Hyman, Anh Nguyen

Idaho Prosecutor Reprimanded For Brady Violation

A Brady violation drew a public reprimand from a hearing committee of the Professional Conduct Board of the Idaho State Bar. The Statesman reported on the criminal case Idaho’s highest court on Monday stood by its decision to order a... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Idaho, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process

Why are so many employers discriminating against lactating moms?

Women were told to pump in their manager’s office or a meeting room without locks, where they were walked in on repeatedly. Many had to pump in view of security cameras. In two separate cases, restaurant workers were instructed to pump behind the bread racks, leaving them partly visible to colleagues and customers.  Those who do find an appropriate space often don’t receive the time they need to fully empty their breasts. A McDonald’s worker was yelled at and ordered to return to work befo...
Tags: Law, Huffington Post, McDonald, Sex Discrimination, Jon Hyman, Pregnancy Discrimination

142 Out Of 142

An attorney who had defaulted on bar charges before an Illinois Hearing Board but sought a lesser sanction from the Review Board should be suspended for six months and required to prove fitness for reinstatement per the Review Board report.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Review Board, Illinois Hearing Board

The 15th nominee for the “worst employer of 2019” is … the disability demoter

An employee tells you he might need to leave work on a moment’s notice to rush home to care for his disabled daughter (born with a severe neurological disorder, Rett Syndrome, which affects the ability to speak, walk, breathe, and eat, among other things). Do you? (a) Tell him he can’t leave work immediately after his shifts to care for his daughter because he's expected to remain on site in case of an emergency. (b) Deny him a raise, telling him, “Your problems at home are not the compa...
Tags: Law, Kelleher, Jon Hyman, Worst Employer 2019, Fred A Cook Inc

A Well Deserved Disbarment

Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. has consented to disbarment by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. NPR reported on his horrific crimes A Pennsylvania judge was sentenced to 28 years in prison in connection to a bribery scandal that roiled... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania, Luzerne County, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Mark Ciavarella Jr, Pennsylvania Supreme Court NPR

If at first you don’t succeed … Ohio will again try to fix its broken employment discrimination law

For lack of more artful description, Ohio’s employment discrimination law is an awful mess. Among other problems, it exposes employers to claims for six(!) years; contains no less than four different ways for employees to file age discrimination claims (each with different remedies and filing deadlines); renders managers and supervisors personally liable for statutory discrimination; omits any filing prerequisites with the state’s civil rights agency; and contains no affirmative defenses for a...
Tags: Law, Legislation, Ohio, Discrimination, Chamber of Commerce, Ohio Supreme Court, CC BY SA, Jon Hyman, Ohio Civil Rights Commission, OCRC, H.B. 352

Hail Ohio

From the Ohio Supreme Court - the most transparent bar discipline jurisdiction in the United States - is the list of hearings scheduled this month October 3 Disciplinary Counsel v. Edward Paul Brueggeman Case No. 2019-022 Respondent’s counsel: George D.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, United States, Ohio Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Hail Ohio, Edward Paul Brueggeman, George D

WIRTW #571 (the “thoughts and prayers” edition)

I’ll be offline next week, as my family will be in Philadelphia for my son’s heart procedure. Donovan was born with pulmonary valve stenosis, and on Tuesday he’s having a balloon dilation via cardiac catheterization to (hopefully) fix it. While everyone likes to tell us it’s a routine procedure, we’ve learned with Donovan over the years that because of his genetic disorder anything medical is rarely simple. Moreover, if it doesn’t work, he’s almost certainly looking at open heart surgery in his...
Tags: Elon Musk, Supreme Court, Law, New York City, Philadelphia, Lgbtq, Detroit, Nlrb, Joe, Robin Shea, Engadget, Donovan, DOL, Eric Meyer, Jeff Nowak, Ragan

Rothco's 2019 Summer Camp Charity Program

Continuing with our tradition of giving back to the community, for the 7th year in a row, Rothco will be sponsoring summer camp programs across Long Island, NY.  The goal of Rothco's Summer Camp Program is to give deserving children who otherwise would not be able to participate in camp programs due to financial hardships the opportunity to experience a summer filled with sun and fun. At Rothco, we believe in giving back to the community that has helped make Rothco who we are today, which...
Tags: Charity, Military, Long Island, Summer Camp, Rothco, Rothco NY, Camp Charity

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