Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC

Start Preparing Now for Wage and Hour Changes on the Horizon

As we have previously reported on this blog, and as most of you are well aware, the U.S. Department of Labor has published its highly-anticipated proposed revisions to the “white collar” exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy: Potential New Cybersecurity Regulations for Financial Institutions and Insurance Companies (11/15)

On the heels of recent high profile cyber-attacks against financial institutions and insurance companies, the New York State Department of Financial Services released a letter on November 9, 2015 that outlines proposed…more
| Finance & Banking, Privacy, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

EEOC Has Attendance Point Systems in its Sights

Attendance point systems undoubtedly have appeal. These policies — often referred to as “no fault attendance policies” because they assign points to absences regardless of the cause — take the subjectivity out of…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

OSHA Penalties Soon Getting a Boost

Michael Kinsley once said “A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth.” And one gaffe that has often been repeated is Speaker Pelosi’s statement from 2010, saying about the Affordable Care Act, “we have to pass the bill so…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Recent Legislative and Regulatory Activity Will Impact the Payment of Wages in New York

First, Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation extending a so-called “sunset” provision in prior amendments to New York’s wage deduction statute – Section 193 of the New York Labor Law. Those amendments, enacted in…more
| Labor & Employment Law

School Districts: New Continuing Education and Registration Requirements Still on the Horizon for 2016-2017 (11/15)

In the same budget bill that enacted Education Law § 3012-d, the State legislature also statutorily codified substantive requirements in an area that has, up until now, been under the exclusive purview of the Commissioner of…more
| Education

New Department of Homeland Security Regulation Aims to Preserve and Enhance STEM OPT Program for Nonimmigrant Students and U.S. Employers

On October 19, 2015, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register regarding optional practical training (OPT) extensions for F-1 students with U.S. degrees in…more
| Education, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy: Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act Passes Senate, Would Encourage Business to Share Cyber-Threat Data with Government (10/15)

Sharing information about cyber threats and analysis is a cybersecurity best practice but can often come into conflict with a company’s protection of its own data and that of its customers. On October 27, 2015, the U.S. Senate…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Stronger New York Pay Equity Law to Take Effect in January 2016

New York employers take notice: an amendment to New York’s equal pay law (S.1/A.6075) was signed by Governor Cuomo on October 21, 2015. The law amends Labor Law Section 194, which prohibits pay differentials based on gender in…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Employee Benefits: IRS Announces 2016 Pension and Related Limitations (10/15)

The Internal Revenue Service recently announced the dollar limitations for pension plans and other items beginning January 1, 2016. Some of the limits, which are mostly unchanged from 2015, are listed below…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Pending Supreme Court Case Could Affect Collection of Public Employee Union Agency Shop Fees

Recently, the United States Supreme Court commenced a new session with a docket full of interesting cases. One case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, is of particular significance to those in the field of public…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Employee’s “Trick” Results in a Halloween Bag of Rocks From the Jury

In prior blog articles, we’ve sought wisdom from Sun Tzu, an audit of Santa’s Workshop, a theoretical application of the faithless servant doctrine to A-Rod, and Pooh Corner for some Zen advice on day-to-day employment matters. …more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

O’Bannon v. NCAA – A Split Decision by the Ninth Circuit

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its highly anticipated decision in the O’Bannon case on September 30, 2015. This case was an appeal of the United States District Court for the Northern District of…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Education

Intellectual Property: Happy Birthday to You (10/15)

If you have ever been to a Chili’s restaurant, odds are you have heard this birthday jingle. Perhaps you have also heard different birthday greetings at other chain restaurants. More likely than not, you have not heard any wait…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Business Law: The Distinction of Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other. Second Circuit Upholds New York’s Prohibition on Credit-Card Surcharges. (10/15)

After nearly two years in limbo, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has decided that the New York law that prohibits merchants from imposing a surcharge on customers who use credit cards is constitutional and, therefore,…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking
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