Thomas Wassel

Thomas Wassel

Cullen and Dykman LLP

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Changes Come to Wage and Hour Law of New York State

Two laws passed by the New York State Legislature have changed certain provisions in the State’s wage and hour laws. First, carrying out the provisions of a law passed some time ago, New York’s minimum wage is...more

12/31/2014 - Employer Mandates Minimum Wage New Legislation Wage and Hour Wage Theft

The Supreme Court’s Decision in Harris v. Quinn May Change the Landscape of Labor Unions in America

On June 30, 2014, in the matter of Harris v. Quinn, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision holding that the First Amendment prohibits the collection of an agency fee from home health care providers who do not wish to join or...more

7/21/2014 - Harris v Quinn Healthcare Home Health Care PLRA SCOTUS Unions

Employers Sick Over New Paid Sick Day Laws: The Epidemic is Spreading

Newark is the latest city to enact a mandatory Paid Sick Leave law, joining Jersey City and New York City. These laws will be impacting employers long after the latest bug goes around the workplace....more

7/11/2014 - Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues New Legislation Paid Leave Sick Leave

Employment Litigation In Review #7

ODEP Develops Database with 3,000 Ready-for-Hire Candidates Who Have Disabilities - On December 5, 2012, the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) announced its new Workforce Recruitment Program. The program...more

9/9/2013 - Affirmative Action Attorney-Client Privilege Banks Confidential Communications Disability DOL FLSA Misclassification

Mortgage Loan Officers Are Exempt From Wage And Hour Laws Again--For Now

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2010 guidance that stated that most mortgage loan officers are not exempt from minimum wage and overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards...more

7/16/2013 - DOL FLSA Mortgage Loan Originators Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour

Federal Court Finds That Veganism May Constitute A Religious Belief

The flu season has started out strong this year, already reaching epidemic proportions. A public health emergency has been declared in Boston as flu cases skyrocket to levels 10 times higher than the 2011-2012 season. A mere...more

1/23/2013 - Chenzira Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation Religious Discrimination Vaccinations Veganism

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