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U.S. DOL Releases Long-Awaited Proposal to Expand Overtime Protections

On June 30th, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its highly anticipated proposed revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) so-called “white collar” exemptions, the first major update to the federal overtime...more

7/1/2015 - DOL Exempt-Employees FLSA Multi-Factor Test NPRM Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

New York Employment Law Roundup: June 2015

Today’s New York employment law landscape is increasingly dynamic, with a constant stream of newly issued legislation and judicial opinions. To keep our readers current on the latest developments, we will share regular...more

6/30/2015 - ADA Fast-Food Industry Licensing Rules New Legislation Reasonable Accommodation Wage and Hour Wages

BREAKING: NYC "Bans the Box," Barring Most Pre-Employment Criminal Inquiries

Just weeks after prohibiting employers from using credit checks, the New York City Council Wednesday passed yet another bill that handcuffs businesses attempting to vet new job applicants. Most notably, the bill, commonly...more

6/11/2015 - Anti-Discrimination Policies Ban the Box Conditional Job Offers Criminal Background Checks Criminal Records Discrimination Employee Rights Employment Application Employment Discrimination Employment Policies Hiring & Firing Job Ads Job Applicants New Legislation NYCHRL

Employers Must Use New FMLA Forms from U.S. Dept of Labor

On May 27, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published updated model Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) notices and certification forms. Copies of the updated forms, which should be used through May 31, 2018, are available...more

6/8/2015 - DOL EEOC FMLA FMLA Certification Forms GINA Popular

New York Employment Roundup - May 2015

Today’s New York employment law landscape is increasingly dynamic, with a constant stream of newly issued legislation and judicial opinions. To keep our readers current on the latest developments, we will share regular...more

5/29/2015 - Debit Cards Equal Pay Act Fast-Food Industry Wage and Hour

Arrival of Intern Season Means Prep Work For Employers is Key

With summer right around the corner, many high school and college students are preparing to begin unpaid internship programs at companies across the country. Such programs have long been considered a staple for U.S....more

5/4/2015 - Best Management Practices Corporate Counsel DOL Employer Liability Issues FLSA Human Resources Professionals Internships Unpaid Interns

New York Employment Roundup: March & April 2015

Today’s New York employment law landscape is increasingly dynamic, with a constant stream of newly issued legislation and judicial opinions. To keep our readers current on the latest developments, we will share regular...more

5/4/2015 - Andrew Cuomo FLSA FMLA Government Investigations Hiring & Firing Internal Reporting Legislative Agendas Minimum Wage New Legislation Protected Activity

Is Your Social Media Influencer or Blogger an Employee or an Independent Contractor? What Companies Need To Know Before They...

With the first quarter of 2015 behind us, many companies are already deeply engaged in social media campaigns. Many of these campaigns include the engagement of professional bloggers or other persons with social media...more

4/10/2015 - Blogs Content Marketing Employee Definition Employer Liability Issues FLSA Independent Contractors Marketing Misclassification Social Networks

Crowded Skies: Opportunities and Challenges in an Era of Drones

In this paper: - Advertising & Promotion - Aviation - Regulatory - Copyright (EU) - Employment and Labor - Export Controls - Film and Television (UK) - Film & Television...more

3/31/2015 - Advertising Aircraft Airspace Commercial Use Copyright Drones Export Controls Exports FAA Film Industry Insurance Industry Music Industry Privacy Laws Unmanned Aircraft Systems

New York Employment Roundup: February 2015

Today’s New York employment law landscape is increasingly dynamic, with a constant stream of new legislation and judicial opinions. To keep our readers current on the latest developments, we will share regular summaries of...more

3/9/2015 - E-Cigarettes Minimum Wage Paid Leave Sick Leave Smoking Bans Tipped Employees

Reminder for N.Y. Employers: Significant Labor Law Amendments Take Effect February 27

As we previously reported, the New York State Legislature last June passed a Bill, intended to revitalize the Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA), that proposed significant changes to the state’s labor laws. Among other things,...more

2/24/2015 - Contractors LLC Notice Requirements Subcontractors Successor Liability Wage and Hour Wage Theft Prevention Act Wages

New York Employment Roundup: January 2015

Today’s New York employment law landscape is increasingly dynamic, with a constant stream of new legislation and judicial opinions. To keep our readers current on the latest happenings, we will share regular summaries of...more

2/9/2015 - Andrew Cuomo Anti-Discrimination Policies Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates Minimum Wage Tipped Employees Wage and Hour Wage Theft

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, I'm Prepared to Deal with Office Romances, How 'Bout You?

Valentine’s Day is a day of love and romance for many, often times between co-workers. For employers, it provides a fitting opportunity to re-examine workplace romance and sexual harassment policies. Indeed, there is no...more

2/9/2015 - Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies Holidays Popular Sexual Harassment Workplace Hazards

N.Y. Wage Board Recommends Minimum Wage Increase for Tipped Workers

On January 30, the wage board convened by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to examine the state’s current tip credit structure recommended that the state increase the pre-tip minimum wage to $7.50/hour for all tipped workers. ...more

2/4/2015 - Minimum Wage Proposed Legislation Tipped Employees

NY Governor Again Seeks to Raise Minimum Wage

In early 2013, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that incrementally increased the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $9 between December 31, 2013, and December 31, 2015. Less than two years later, the...more

1/28/2015 - Minimum Wage Proposed Legislation Wage and Hour

Report: U.S. Department of Labor Proposal to Almost Double Minimum Salary for Exempt Employees

In March 2014, President Obama directed the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to update existing overtime regulations for so-called “white collar” employees under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In response to the...more

1/19/2015 - DOL Exempt-Employees FLSA Proposed Regulation Unpaid Overtime

As Expected, New York City Council Overwhelmingly Enacts Paid Sick Leave Law

In a move that was expected for weeks, the New York City Council on May 8, 2013 finally passed—by an overwhelming majority—a bill requiring city employers to provide employees with five days of annual paid sick leave,...more

5/9/2013 - City Councils Local Ordinance Medical Leave Municipalities Paid Leave

New York City Council Continues Expansion of Employee Rights, is Poised to Enact Paid Sick Leave Legislation

Beginning in slightly less than one year, New York City is expected to join San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle in requiring its employers to provide employees with paid sick leave. The New York Council has reached an...more

5/7/2013 - Local Ordinance Medical Leave Municipalities Paid Leave

Revised Form I-9 Goes into Effect May 7

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") recently published its latest revisions to the Employment Eligibility Verification Form – more commonly known as the Form I-9 – that are intended to minimize...more

4/22/2013 - Eligibility Hiring & Firing I-9 USCIS

New York City Bans Discrimination Based Upon Employment Status

On March 13, 2013, the New York City Council expanded the scope of the New York City Human Rights Law’s already-broad anti-discrimination provisions to prohibit discrimination based upon a prospective employee’s employment...more

4/18/2013 - Discrimination Hiring & Firing NYCHRL Unemployment Discrimination Unemployment Reform

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