Category Archives: Wages and Hours

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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No Swimming: The Tip Pool is Closed to Managers and Supervisors:

President Trump recently amended the federal wage and hour law, to prohibit managers and supervisors for participating in tip pooling arrangements under any circumstance, whether or not the employer takes a tip credit (i.e., employers pay less than full minimum wage and employees earn the difference in tips).  In other words, employers, including managers and […]

  • Posted on: Apr 16 2018
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Tip Pooling Laws Could Soon Change, Here’s What You Need to Know

Is it legal for restaurant owners to distribute tips to non-tipped employees? Tips make up a large percentage of most restaurant workers pay.  In New York City, the minimum cash wage for food service workers is presently set to $8.65 per hour for larger employers and $8.00 for smaller employers.  Tipped workers must receive at […]

  • Posted on: Feb 28 2018
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Freelance is Not Free

New York City Freelancers Will Soon Have Much More Protections Under The Apt-Named Freelance Isn’t Free Act. Catchy. On November 16, 2016, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the Freelance Isn’t Free Act. This Act sets forth requirements when hiring freelance workers, also known as independent contractors. Act becomes effective on May 15, 2017. […]

  • Posted on: Jan 22 2018
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Discussing Current Salary During an Interview

Can I Be Asked About My Current Salary During An Interview? Is It Legal To Ask An Applicant’s Salary History? No. The New York City Human Rights Law now prohibits employers, employment agencies and their agents from the following: Inquiring about an applicant’s salary history. Relying on an applicant’s salary history to determine the salary, […]

  • Posted on: Jan 22 2018
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