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Category: Employment Law – For Employers


Overhauled workplace harassment laws impact all employers, employees in New York State

Employees and employers should be aware that the 2019 New York State Legislature has made it easier for employees to make workplace harassment claims. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is…

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Alert: Workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation heads to Supreme Court

The future of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals’ civil rights in the workplace will soon be in the hands of the Supreme Court. The nation’s highest…

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Proposed ’Joint Employer‘ Rule Change Could Benefit Employers

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced a proposed rule that would clarify when joint employment exists and, in turn, the responsibilities of “joint employers”…

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Employers should prepare for proposed increase to overtime threshold

A proposed rule would increase the threshold at which employees must be paid to qualify as exempt from overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), according…

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Despite laws intended to prevent it, age discrimination ‘alive and well’ in 2019

Although over fifty (“50”) years has passed since the establishment of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), age discrimination still occurs in the workplace and in…

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Pay equity: Employers should be proactive in seeking new ways to fairly compensate employees, prevent bias

So much for breaking through the glass ceiling. Employers today, in some cases, are still paying men more than women with similar experience who perform similar duties, while many…

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NYC employers: Are you prepared to comply with new lactation room requirements?

New York City employers should be ready to comply with new lactation laws, which are significantly stronger than current state and federal laws. The new laws go into effect March…

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H-1B visas: New Pre-registration suspended for upcoming filing period, but employers should continue H1B preparations

The H-1B Nonimmigrant Professional worker visa filing period is fast approaching and employers should be working with their immigration attorneys to prepare their submissions in…

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Instacart labor conflict affects local shoppers, reflects widespread issue

Megan Morris parks in the Wegmans lot in Johnson City from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to work as an on-demand shopper for Instacart, a grocery delivery service conducted through apps. She…

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Debate over Uber, Lyft driver pay highlights discrepancies between definitions of ‘employee,’ ‘independent contractor’

Uber, Lyft and other for-hire vehicle (FHV) rides in New York City are going to cost more starting in January. The fare increase brings to light a larger employment issue that…

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