Subhash Viswanathan

Subhash Viswanathan

Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC

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President Obama Signs Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order

On July 31, 2014, President Obama signed the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order, which requires bidders on federal procurement contracts for goods and services (including construction) in excess of $500,000 to...more

8/5/2014 - Civil Rights Act Disclosure Requirements DOL Employee Rights Executive Orders Federal Contractors Title VII

Labor and Employment: Legislation Will End Employers’ Annual Wage-Notice Scramble (8/14)

On June 19, 2014, New York Assembly and Senate passed legislation eliminating a Wage Theft Prevention Act requirement that employers must provide wage notices to all employees by Feb. 1 each year. Gov. Andrew Cuomo was...more

8/4/2014 - Notice Requirements Wage and Hour Wages

President Obama Signs Executive Order Prohibiting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination By Federal Contractors

As expected, President Obama signed an Executive Order yesterday which amends Executive Order 11246 to prohibit federal contractors from discriminating against employees or applicants based on their sexual orientation or...more

7/22/2014

Labor and Employment: U.S. Supreme Court Declares President Obama’s NLRB Recess Appointments Unconstitutional (6/14)

On June 26, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the decision issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)...more

6/30/2014 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB NLRB Recess Appointments SCOTUS

The New York Legislature Passes a Bill Eliminating the Annual Wage Notice Requirement

Employers in New York will not have to issue annual wage notices to employees in 2015 and beyond. On June 19, 2014, a bill was passed in both the New York Assembly and Senate that eliminates the requirement contained in the...more

6/23/2014 - Hiring & Firing Limited Liability Companies Notice Requirements Personal Liability Wage and Hour Wages

Court of Appeals Holds That Student Safety Concerns Outweighed Teachers’ Picketing Rights

On May 6, 2014, in Santer v. Board of Education of East Meadow Union Free School District, the New York Court of Appeals held that a school district did not violate the First Amendment by disciplining teachers who...more

5/14/2014 - First Amendment Public Schools Right to Picket Right to Strike Safety Precautions Students Teachers

Higher Education Institutions That Are Federal Contractors Face a New Minimum Wage Requirement

While not all colleges and universities meet the definition of a “federal contractor,” many do perform contract work for the federal government. Those institutions will be facing a new minimum wage obligation in connection...more

2/18/2014 - Colleges Executive Orders Federal Contractors Minimum Wage Secretary of Labor Universities

Reminder: Wage Theft Prevention Act Annual Notices Must Be Issued to Employees By February 1

Employers who have employees in New York are required to issue annual notices under the Wage Theft Prevention Act (“WTPA”) to all New York employees between January 1 and February 1, 2014. This is the third year that the...more

1/8/2014 - Annual Notices DOL Wage Theft Prevention Act

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