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- 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.
- Restrictive Covenants: Necessary for Employers? Fair to Employees?
Confidentiality Agreements, Non-Competes and Non-Solicitation Agreements are often referred to as "Restrictive Covenants." When should they be used? Why are they used?
- Can a Company Retaliate Against an Employee for Associating with an Employee who Complained?
Can companies be held liable for retaliating against an individual who has a close relationship with a fellow employee who has engaged in obvious protected activity, but may not have engaged in protected activity herself? The short answer is, it depends on under what law the retaliation took place and how the phrase "close relationship" is defined.
- New Law Offers Piece Rate Employers a Possible "Get Out of Jail Free" Card
If you are a piece rate employer you may know about two recent cases: Gonzales v. Downtown LA Motors, 215 Cal.App.4th 36 (2013) and Bluford v. Safeway, Inc., 216 Cal.App.4th 864 (2013). In those cases California appellate courts made two crucial holdings regarding piece rate payment systems.