Monthly Archives: January 2019

I-9 Audits: An Employer’s Best Defense is a Good Offense

In 2018, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) nearly quadrupled the number of I-9 audits and investigations it conducted in 2017.  It should come as no surprise to employers that the government will continue to heavily focus on immigration issues, including enforcement activities aimed towards businesses such […]

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When Inclement Weather Strikes: How to Pay Your Employees

Q:  Must a company pay an hourly, non-exempt employee for the day(s) when the business was closed due to inclement weather? A: The general rule for non-exempt employees is to pay only for time worked – this is true under federal and state law.  A company may require the hourly non-exempt employee to use vacation […]

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New York’s Suffolk County Imposes Salary History Ban

In an effort to narrow the pay gap that exists between men and women, Suffolk County is the most recent locality in New York State to prohibit employers from asking job applicants about their salary history.  Suffolk County now joins New York City, Albany County, and Westchester County in adopting legislation that bans employers from […]

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