Nancy Gunzenhauser

Nancy Gunzenhauser

Epstein Becker & Green

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New Regulations Proposed for New York’s Paid Family Leave Benefits Law

On February 22, 2017, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board published proposed regulations (“Proposed Regulations”) to implement the New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (“PFLBL”), which goes into effect on...more

3/13/2017 - Arbitration Collective Bargaining Employer Mandates Paid Family Leave Law Proposed Regulation Workers Compensation Board

REVOKED: New York Appeals Board Invalidates Payroll Debit Card and Direct Deposit Regulations

On February 16, 2017, the New York State Industrial Board of Appeals (“Board”) revoked the payroll debit card and direct deposit regulations (“Regulations”) that were adopted by the New York State Department of Labor...more

2/23/2017 - Direct Deposit Employer Mandates Lack of Authority NYDOL Payroll Cards

The District of Columbia Passes the Nation’s Most Expansive Paid Family and Medical Leave Law

On February 15, 2017, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that she will not veto the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016 (Bill 21-415) (“Act”), previously passed by the D.C. Council on December 22, 2016....more

2/17/2017 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Corporate Counsel Covered Employee FMLA Medical Leave New Legislation Notice Requirements Paid Family Leave Law Paid Leave Parental Leave Penalties Wage and Hour

Employers Face a Trio of Sick Leave Laws: Chicago, Cook County, and Illinois

As we previously reported, the Chicago City Council enacted a sick leave ordinance (“Chicago Ordinance”), requiring employers to provide employees with up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per year. Following in its footsteps,...more

2/10/2017 - Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA) Covered Employer Employer Liability Issues Local Ordinance Paid Sick Leave Act Wage and Hour

Philadelphia Joins Trend of Jurisdictions Prohibiting Inquiries on Wage History

On January 23, 2017, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed the Wage Equity Law (“Law”), which prohibits Philadelphia employers from asking prospective employees about their wage history, among other things. The Law will become...more

2/1/2017 - Hiring & Firing Local Ordinance New Regulations Salary History Wage and Hour

D.C. Bill Bars Credit Check for Prospective and Current Employees

On December 20, 2016, the Washington D.C. Council unanimously passed the “Fair Credit in Employment Amendment Act of 2016” (“Act”) (D.C. Bill 21-0244) which amends the Human Rights Act of 1977 to add “credit information” as a...more


New York State Department of Labor Implements New Salary Basis Thresholds for Exempt Employees

The New York State Department of Labor (“NYSDOL”) has adopted its previously proposed amendments to the state’s minimum wage orders to increase the salary basis threshold for executive and administrative employees...more

12/29/2016 - DOL FLSA Minimum Salary Preliminary Injunctions Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

New York City Enacts First-of-Its-Kind Law to Protect Freelance Workers

On November 16, 2016, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Int. No. 1017-C, known as the Freelance Isn’t Free Act (“Act”), which establishes protections for the estimated 1.3 million independent workers in New York City....more

11/30/2016 - Contract Terms Freelance Workers Independent Contractors New Regulations Wage and Hour

New York State Department of Labor Proposes New Salary Basis Thresholds for Exempt Employees

On October 19, 2016, the New York State Department of Labor (“NYSDOL”) announced proposed amendments to the state’s minimum wage orders (“Proposed Amendments”) to increase the salary basis threshold for executive and...more

11/23/2016 - DOL FLSA Local Ordinance Minimum Salary Minimum Wage Over-Time Proposed Amendments Threshold Requirements Wage and Hour

New York Department of Labor Issues Final Regulations for Direct Deposit and Payroll Debit Cards

On September 7, 2016, the New York State Department of Labor (“NYSDOL”) adopted final regulations (“Final Regulations”) limiting the methods by which New York employers may pay their employees and defining mandatory...more

11/15/2016 - Consent Final Rules Notice Requirements Payroll Cards Recordkeeping Requirements Wages

Election Day: What Employers Should Know About Employee Voting Rights Laws

As Tuesday, November 8, 2016, approaches, employers should ensure compliance with voting rights laws in the states where they operate. There is no federal law that requires employers to give workers time off to vote, but...more

10/13/2016 - Employee Rights Notice Requirements Paid Leave Posting Requirements Presidential Elections Voting Leave Voting Rights Voting Rights Act

Massachusetts Passes Legislation Aimed at Correcting Gender-Related Pay Imbalances

Massachusetts will join California and New York in attempting to close the pay gap between men and women in the workplace. The Massachusetts Legislature unanimously passed a pay equity law (“Pay Equity Law”) that was signed...more

8/11/2016 - Employer Mandates Governor Baker Pay Equity Laws Pay Gap

EEOC Issues Revised Proposal to Amend EEO-1 Report

On July 13, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced the publication of a revised proposal (“Revised Proposal”) that would amend the Equal Employer Information Report (“EEO-1 report”) to...more

8/9/2016 - EEO-1 EEOC Federal Contractors Filing Deadlines Private Sector Public Comment Reporting Requirements

Five Trending Challenges Facing Employers in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Industry

Employers in the technology, media, and telecommunications industry continue to face numerous workplace management and compliance challenges under changing laws. From evolving mandates regarding benefits and momentum toward...more

7/27/2016 - Best Management Practices Corporate Social Responsibility Data Management Diversity Employee Benefits Joint Employers Popular Risk Management Wearable Technology

Strategies for Complying with the Notice Provisions of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”), which amends the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 to provide a federal cause of action to private companies for trade secret...more

5/27/2016 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Contract Terms Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Employment Contract Statutory Immunity Whistleblower Protection Policies

Vermont Becomes Fifth State to Enact Paid Sick Leave

On March 9, 2016, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed into law bill H. 187 (“Act”), which will require Vermont employers to provide paid sick leave beginning on January 1, 2017. Vermont has become the fifth state (after...more

4/22/2016 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA) Governor Shumlin New Legislation Notice Requirements Paid Leave Paid Sick Leave Act Recordkeeping Requirements Sick Leave Wage and Hour

Significant Changes for Employers Doing Business in Oregon

Employers should be aware of several recent changes to various employment laws in Oregon. These laws affect how the majority of private employers in Oregon do business....more

4/19/2016 - Amended Regulation Ban the Box Non-Compete Agreements Social Media Policy Wage and Hour

New York State Will Provide Paid Family Leave and $15 Minimum Wage

On March 31, 2016, New York State’s governor and legislative leaders announced an agreement on the state’s budget for 2016-2017 (“Budget”). Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill enacting the Budget at a press conference...more

4/6/2016 - Collective Bargaining FMLA Governor Cuomo Minimum Wage State Budgets

New California Fair Employment Regulations: It’s Time for California Employers to Update Their Policies

On April 1, 2016, California’s amended Fair Employment and Housing Act Regulations (“Amended Regulations”), which interpret substantive rights under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), will take effect. The Amended...more

3/24/2016 - Amended Regulation Anti-Discrimination Policies Anti-Harassment Policies Anti-Retaliation Provisions Employment Policies FEHA

Newly Adopted Rules Clarify and Enforce New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act

New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs (“DCA”), the agency tasked with enforcement of the City’s Earned Sick Time Act (“ESTA” or “Act”), published a notice of adoption of an amendment to Chapter 7 of Title 6 of the...more

3/21/2016 - Browning-Ferris Industries of California Inc. Earned Sick Time Joint Employers NLRB Staffing Agencies

New York City Publishes Proposed Rules to Amend the Fair Chance Act

On February 16, 2016, the New York City Commission on Human Rights (“Commission”) published proposed rules (“Proposed Rules”) to the City’s Fair Chance Act (“Act”). The Act controls when New York City employers can inquire...more

3/8/2016 - Corporate Counsel Criminal Background Checks Fair Chance Act Hiring & Firing NYCHRL Proposed Regulation

NYC Employers Risk New Penalties in 2016: Gender and Caregiver Discrimination, Paying Freelancers

In December 2015, New York City lawmakers introduced or approved three important legal actions that will affect the City’s employers: (1) publication of enforcement guidance on gender, gender identity, and gender expression...more

1/29/2016 - Caregivers Enforcement Guidance Gender Discrimination Independent Contractors NYCHRL

Philadelphia Updates Its “Ban the Box” Law

On December 10, 2015, Philadelphia’s Mayor, Michael A. Nutter, signed an amendment to the city’s ban-the-box legislation (“Amendment”) that places increased restrictions on employers during the hiring process....more

1/13/2016 - Amended Legislation Ban the Box Conditional Job Offers FCRA Hiring & Firing

New York Wage Deduction Rules Extended for Three Years

On October 26, 2015, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law an amendment to the New York Labor Law Section 193 (“NY Wage Deduction Law”) extending the law, which sets forth permissible deductions from wages, for another...more

11/9/2015 - Amended Regulation Governor Cuomo Wage Deductions

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