Amanda Chafin

Amanda Chafin

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

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New York City’s New Discrimination Law Banning Credit Checks on Employees to Go into Effect Soon

New York City’s credit discrimination law (New Credit Law) becomes effective September 3, 2015. The New Credit Law, which modifies New York City’s Human Rights Law, prohibits employers with four or more employees in New York...more

8/27/2015 - Background Checks Credit Checks Credit Discrimination Credit History Hiring & Firing Human Rights Independent Contractors New Credit Law Trade Secrets

Single Incident of Severe Verbal Harassment Can Be Sufficient to Establish a Hostile Working Environment

In Boyer-Liberto v. Fontainebleau Corp., 2015 WL 2116849 (4th Cir. May 7, 2015), the Fourth Circuit recently held that an isolated, but "extremely serious" incident of verbal harassment can establish a hostile work...more

6/4/2015 - Appeals Harassment Hiring & Firing Hostile Environment Race Discrimination Retaliation Reversal Supervisors Title VII Wrongful Termination

Supreme Court Rules That Time Spent Clearing a Security Checkpoint Is Not Compensable Under the FLSA

In Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, 2014 WL 6885951(U.S. Dec. 9, 2014), the Supreme Court held that time employees spend waiting to undergo and undergoing security screenings is not compensable work time under the...more

12/17/2014 - Amazon FLSA Integrity Staffing v Busk SCOTUS Security Checks Wage and Hour

Severance Payments to Terminated Employees are Taxable Wages under FICA

The Supreme Court recently held that severance payments made to involuntarily terminated employees constituted “remuneration for employment,” for which taxes must be withheld and paid under the Federal Insurance Contributions...more

4/2/2014 - FICA Taxes Quality Stores SCOTUS Severance Pay Termination

Did You Know? ¿Sabía Usted? Employers Are Required to Post Some Labor Law Posters in Different Languages

Florida law requires employers to post certain state labor law posters in languages other than English. Employers must prominently display a poster notifying employees of the state minimum wage in both English and Spanish....more

10/11/2013 - Minimum Wage Native Language Posting Requirements Unemployment Benefits

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