Barbara Harris

Barbara Harris

DLA Piper

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New York State now allows employers to make payroll deductions for inadvertent overpayment of wages

Section 193 of the New York Labor Law proscribes an employer’s right to make deductions from its employees’ paychecks with very limited exceptions. In November 2012, the law was amended to allow employers to make payroll...more

10/25/2013 - Deductions Overpayment Payroll Deductions Payroll Taxes Wage Deductions Wages

Restrictive covenants in the US: navigating the quagmire of enforceability

Post-employment restrictive covenants in the context of employment relationships have long posed challenges for employers. Both the nature of the agreement and the context in which it is entered into impact the enforceability...more

10/16/2013 - Confidential Information Enforcement Goodwill Non-Compete Agreements Restrictive Covenants Trade Secrets

Four positive signs for employers on the legal front

In the last few weeks, there have been encouraging developments, from judge and jury alike, for employers fending off claims by disgruntled workers. New York jury finds in favor of employer on gender discrimination and...more

8/27/2013 - Discrimination Equal Pay Act Gender Discrimination Gender-Based Pay Discrimination Termination Wage and Hour

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