Monthly Archives: November 2017

Suffolk County Living Wage Adjustment Starts January 1, Are You Ready?

Those Suffolk County employers, including contractors, subcontractors, and others receiving compensation from the County that entails that they are covered by the Suffolk County Living Wage Law should take notice that effective January 1, 2018, the living wage will increase to $12.26 per hour with health benefits, and to $13.95 per hour without health benefits. […]

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Impact Craig E. Leen will have as new director of OFCCP

Craig E. Leen has been named as the new Director of the OFCCP. This long awaited announcement now puts a face and name to Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Mr. Dean, 42, was a City Attorney for the City of Coral Gables, FL. Leen said he does not have a […]

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New York City Is Expanding Its Sick Time Law To Encompass “Safe Time”

In October, the New York City Council passed a bill that will provide paid time off for employees dealing with matters related to family offenses, sexual offenses, and human trafficking. The law will go into effect 180 days after it is signed by Mayor de Blasio (date TBD). For the past three and a half […]

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Seriously, You Guys, You Can’t Retaliate

Most employers are aware that the law prohibits retaliating against an employee for engaging in protected activity, such as complaining about discrimination/sexual harassment, seeking an accommodation for a disability, or requesting FMLA leave. Yet these same employers sometimes engage in unlawful retaliation – without recognizing that that is what they are doing. Consider this scenario. […]

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NYPFL Questions? Forms and Answers provided here!

The New York Paid Family Leave will soon come into being and as you would expect it comes with its own batch of forms.  Our job is to help make the process as simple as possible for our clients covering everything from the administration of PFL to understanding what it means to their businesses.  NY […]

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Barbara DeMatteo quoted in Newsday LI Business Article

With so much change  in New York Labor & Employment legislation – particularly in relation to employee wage and benefit issues –  it’s no surprise that so many employers and employees are scratching their heads and feeling confused. Our HR Directors are often at the forefront of comment and thought leadership on everything related to […]

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