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- Gag Rules Are Against the Law— Know Your Rights!
What are gag rules? Is there one on the books in your workplace? A lot of bosses put these kinds of rules in place without knowing that anything is wrong. But actually, preventing employees from discussing wages and working conditions with one another is against the law.
- Is that a Real Employee or a Common-Law Employee?
Before you hire independent contractors, consult with a qualified business attorney to be sure you will comply with IRS regulations. Your attorney can help you draft a written contract that details the duties of the contractor and keeps you on the right side of the law.
- Can You Be Fired Over a Personality Conflict? What You Need to Know about At-Will Employment
How at-will employment can be used to disguise discrimination
- Over the Next Three to Six Years, New York Increases the Minimum Wage to $15.00 Per Hour
New York recently enacted a law which, by 2018, raises New York's hourly minimum wage from $9.00 to $15.00.
- Unpaid Leave and the Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to treat an employee's request for leave due to a medical condition as a request for a reasonable accommodation. The employer's obligation is engage the employee in an " interactive process." An employer might be required to provide an employee with a leave as a reasonable accommodation even if the employer does not customarily offer leave as a benefit.
- The Right Way to Discipline or Dismiss Employees
If you’re a boss, then you know that having to discipline or dismiss employees are two of the most dreaded and stressful responsibilities of your job.
- Mayor de Blasio Signs New Laws Enhancing The New York City Human Rights Law
New York City recently enacted new laws strengthening the New York City Human Rights Law.
- Worker Fired for Not Recovering Fast Enough after Surgery
Company sued for violating Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Contempt of Court: A Valuable Tool in Judgment Enforcement
Once you have won a case against a debtor, you are left with a judgment enforcement scenario- where you will need to somehow collect the judgment that you have hard-won in litigation. When the court orders a monetary award, the debtor must pay the amount of the judgment. However “must pay the judgment” is a matter of opinion - because failure of the debtor to do so will only result in the debtors assets being levied, wages being garnished, etc.
- FLSA: Bonuses and Calculating Overtime Pay
There are many nuances in the FLSA on which many employers are not well versed, violations of which can lead to very significant penalties. This articles speaks specifically to the FLSA: Bonuses and Calculating Overtime Pay to help employers avoid such penalties.