2014Mar
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7 EMPLOYMENT LAWS YOU SHOULD PROBABLY KNOW

There a few employments laws that every employer and employee should know.  As a business owner, you need to know how various employment laws impact your employments policies and procedures.  As an employee, it is helpful to have a basic understanding of certain employment laws and how they affect your legal rights.  Both Federal and…

2014Jan
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NYC LAW EXPANDED TO REQUIRE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PREGNANT EMPLOYEES

On October 2, 2013, Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a bill amending the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) to require most New York City employers to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees.  The new law, which takes effect on January 30, 2014, prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth,…

2013Mar
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TOP 10 EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK MISTAKES

1.  Not Having Your Handbook Reviewed by a Lawyer You’re smart. You know your business. You may even be a lawyer. But as the saying goes, “A doctor is his own worse patient,” so get objective eyes to take a look at your employee handbook. It is very easy for people to misunderstand or misinterpret…

2012Nov
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PAYING EMPLOYEES FOR WEATHER RELATED ABSENCES

The rules which apply to whether or not you have to pay your employees for whether related absences depends on whether they are considered exempt or non-exempt employees. Most employees are considered non-exempt under the federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and are covered by the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime pay provisions. Non-exempt employees generally…