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- 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.
- Invasion of Privacy: Employment Records
Employers come into receipt of many variations of confidential information. This may be by receiving medical documents, disciplinary reports or complaints of alleged misconduct. An employer generally has a duty to safeguard information that is private to the individual employee.
- Properly Investigating and Responding to Employee Complaints of Harassment or Discrimination
No employer wants to hear that an employee is alleging that he or she is the subject of harassment or discrimination. But, when it happens (and it likely will sometime), how an employer handles the situation can make the difference between resolving the matter and potential litigation. Here's a roadmap for employers.
- Do Small Businesses Have to Give Time Off for Sick Leave?
When the FMLA and the ADA collide, it’s important to know which laws pertain to you