John Godwin

John Godwin

Hodgson Russ LLP

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President Seeks Expansion of Overtime Requirements

On March 13, 2014, President Obama issued a presidential memorandum directing the secretary of labor to revise the regulations defining the overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The president focused...more

3/25/2014 - FLSA Over-Time Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

New York Increases Minimum Wage And Minimum Salary Requirements For Certain Exempt Employees

Beginning December 31, 2013, New York’s minimum wage increased from $7.25 to $8.00 per hour. The minimum wage will continue to rise incrementally on an annual basis until December 31, 2015, as follows...more

1/3/2014 - Employee Rights Exempt-Employees Minimum Wage

New York Employers Beware: Do Not Delay In Returning Unemployment Insurance Forms!

New York employers recently received a letter from Carlton N. Boom, director, Unemployment Insurance Division, New York State Department of Labor, announcing changes in the unemployment insurance law. According to the letter,...more

12/30/2013 - Compliance DOL Employer Liability Issues UITF Unemployment Benefits Unemployment Insurance

With The New Year Comes New Annual Notice Obligation For New York Employers

Between January 1 and February 1, 2014, all private employers must provide each of their New York employees a written notice containing detailed information regarding the terms and conditions of their employment....more

12/27/2013 - Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Notice Requirements Personnel Records Wage and Hour Wage Theft Prevention Act Written Notice

Increased Agency Information Sharing Raises Misclassification Risks

On November 18, 2013, New York State joined forces with the U.S. Department of Labor in an information-sharing program that will enhance inter-agency enforcement of worker misclassification. The New York State Attorney...more

12/6/2013 - Independent Contractors Information Sharing Misclassification

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