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In Focus: Employee Handbooks

In the contemporary workplace, it is crucial for employers to clearly define their policies with respect to their employees. By creating a formal employee handbook, you can clarify the employer-employee relationship and protect your business in the event of a legal claim. The best way to design handbook tailored to your business’ individual needs is […]

  • Posted on: Nov 29 2018
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Google Revamps Sexual Harassment After Employee Protest

Google announced that it will overhaul its processes for handling sexual harassment complaints after more than 20,000 Google employees staged a walkout earlier this month. The protestors called for an end to forced arbitration in cases of sexual misconduct and changes to the related reporting procedures. The employee protests force Google to apologise for giving […]

  • Posted on: Nov 26 2018
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In Focus: Protecting Your Business From Employee Lawsuits

As the contemporary workplace continues to evolve, it is crucial for employers to understand their rights and obligations under state and federal employment laws and to establish policies and procedures that clarify their relationships with employees. By working with the right employment law attorney, you can protect your business from employee lawsuits. Formalize Employee Policies […]

  • Posted on: Nov 19 2018
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What is a Hostile Work Environment?

Sexual harassment in the workplace has become a hot button issue due in large part to the rise of the #MeToo movement. At the same time, many workers may not be aware of the type of conduct that may be considered sexual harassment, and, in particular, what constitutes a hostile work environment. The best way […]

  • Posted on: Nov 10 2018
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Anti-Sexual Posters and Sheets

New York Employers Now Required to Display Anti-Sexual Harassment Posters and Distribute Informational Sheets under Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act On May 9, 2018, arguably as one of New York City’s responses to the overwhelming #MeToo Movement, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act (the “Act”). In […]

  • Posted on: Nov 2 2018
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New York City Fair Workweek Law Is Amended

On July 18, 2018, New York City’s Temporary Schedule Change amendment to the Fair Workweek Law became effective on July 18, 2018. Under the Fair Workweek Law, most New York City employers are required to permit a covered employee to make a temporary change to the employee’s work schedule for up to two business days […]

  • Posted on: Aug 7 2018
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The #METOO Movement Has Momentum In New Jersey

For as long as employers have settled sexual harassment claims, there have been settlement agreements containing strict non-disclosure or confidentiality provisions designed to conceal those settlements and prevent victims from sharing their stories. The New Jersey legislature is looking to change all that. Currently pending in New Jersey are two bills which, if passed, would […]

  • Posted on: Jul 18 2018
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Are limousine drivers exempt from overtime?

The Fair Labor Standards Act exempts from its overtime requirements “employers engaged in the business of operating taxicabs.” The operative question then becomes whether the business meets this definition. Many courts rely on the following U.S. Department of Labor “taxicab business” definition to answer this question: The taxicab business consists normally of common carrier transportation […]

  • Posted on: Jun 21 2018
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Sexual Harassment By a Supervisor

No employee should have to endure sexual harassment. They should be able to come to work and just work. Sexual harassment poisons that environment – even more so when the employee’s harasser is his or her supervisor. This power imbalance understandably creates unique issues: employees are scared to complain or go along with the harassment, […]

  • Posted on: Jun 19 2018
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Interns

Summer brings about many questions. White wine or rosé? Jersey Shore or the Hamptons? Can I now wear white jeans? And whether interns need to be paid. This has been an unanswered legal question for several years. The U.S. Department of Labor in 2010 sought to end the guessing and issued guidelines on this issue. […]

  • Posted on: Jun 7 2018
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