Monthly Archives: September 2013

Federal Contractors and OFCCP’s New Rules: What You Need to Know and Do Now

By now you have all been inundated with newsletters about the new OFCCP rules which were just recently published in the Federal Register.  Don’t panic (yet)!  PMP can and will assist you with this in any way possible. The purpose of the new rules is to measure the effectiveness and results of a contractor’s outreach […]

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Minimum wage, overtime protections extended to direct care workers by US Labor Department

The U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule this week extending the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime protections to most of the nation’s workers who provide essential home care assistance to elderly people and people with illnesses, injuries or disabilities. This change will result in nearly two million direct care workers […]

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If Only They Had Called PMP: Abercrombie & Fitch violated the law in firing a Muslim employee

Earlier this month, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a federal judge has found clothing giant Abercrombie & Fitch liable for religious discrimination when it fired a Muslim employee for wearing her hijab (religious headscarf). According to the lawsuit, filed in 2011, the Muslim teen worked primarily in the stockroom.  At first she […]

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PMP Quoted in Long Island Business News: Seminars a growth tool for service firms

Mark Portnoy, president of Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc., was quoted  on how seminars can be an effective growth tool for service businesses in the 9/13 – 9/19, 2013 edition of Long Island Business News. Click here for the full article – Seminars a growth tool for service firms

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Labor Department Expected to Unleash “Flurry” of New Regulations

With Thomas Perez confirmed as head of the Labor Department, the agency is expected to unleash a “flurry of new regulations that have been bottled up for months,” which is cause for concern for business leaders. Some of the long-awaited rules are anticipated to help boost employment for veterans and the disabled, increase wages for […]

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Federal Agency Says Criminal Background Checks Are Discriminatory

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, the federal agency tasked with enforcing federal anti discrimination laws, initiated lawsuits against two major Companies.  The EEOC charges that these two companies, Dollar General Corp – the largest small-box discount retailer in the United States, and the U.S. unit of BMW, violated Title VII of the Civil […]

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