Laura Scully

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New York City Earned Sick Time Act Notice of Employee Rights Has Finally Been Published

As most New York City employers know by now, the New York City Earned Sick Time Act (“Act”) is scheduled to go into effect on April 1, 2014. While the Act was adopted in the summer of 2013, it was subsequently amended after...more

3/31/2014 - Employee Rights Paid Leave Sick Leave

Pregnant Employees Become the Subject of Heightened Attention and New Legislation

Over the past decade, the number of claims pregnant workers have filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has risen by almost 50 percent, according to the National Women’s Law Center (“NWLC”). Most of...more

2/18/2014 - ADAAA Adverse Employment Action EEOC FMLA PDA Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation Women's Rights

Internship Programs: Rite of Passage, or Right to Pay? The Issue Deserves Continued Monitoring by Employers

With the start of the New Year, many employers are gearing up for their internship programs, which often coincide with academic semesters and summer recesses beginning in May. Such programs, though, have become a source of...more

1/23/2014 - Classification Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Internships Unpaid Interns Wage and Hour Wages

Certain Deductions Allowed Under New York Labor Law, But Employers Beware

The New York State Department of Labor (“NYSDOL”) issued final regulations last week governing how employers may make certain types of deductions from employee wages authorized under the New York Labor Law. For years, there...more

10/24/2013 - DOL Employer Liability Issues Overpayment Wage Deductions Wages

Serving Up Trouble: IRS Ruling on Automatic Tips

Restaurants and other employers in the hospitality industry are reminded that, as of January 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will expect businesses to comply fully with its Revenue Ruling 2012-18. Among other things,...more

9/19/2013 - IRS Restaurant Industry Service Charges Tips Wages Withholding Tax

Don’t Forget About the Fair Credit Reporting Act: Background Check Class Action Suit Filed Against Trucking Company

As we have noted in a number of prior posts background checks can be a helpful tool for management, especially during the hiring process, but they can also be a ripe source for potential liability on a number of fronts....more

8/28/2013 - Class Action Criminal Background Checks Employer Liability Issues FCRA Hiring & Firing Trucking Industry

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