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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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#Be Prepared: New Sexual Harassment Measures to be Implemented in 2018

How exposed is your company?  Lawmakers in New York and other states are taking up initiatives following in the wake of the multitude of sexual misconduct allegations made against high-profile political and media figures and the ever-growing #MeToo movement. These actions include measures to curb the use of nondisclosure and arbitration agreements in employment contracts […]

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New Standards Employed by Labor Board Means Good News for Employers

Not sure if you can prohibit photography or curb social media chatter about your company?  We’ve got good news for you! The National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) has adopted new standards regarding facially neutral workplace rules and the joint employer standard that employers should welcome with open arms. New Standard to Determine Lawfulness of Facially […]

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SEMINAR: Breaking Through Stigma: The Mental Health Conversation Starts with You

Breaking Through Stigma: The Mental Health Conversation Starts with You Tue, Feb 6 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock 48 Shelter Rock Road Manhasset, NY 11030 We’re so proud to be one of the sponsors at the upcoming Ellevate event that focuses on the need to have open communication […]

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Rita Distefano to speak at Association for Talent Development LI Seminar

On February 15, Rita Distefano will be speaking at the Association for Talent Development seminar.  Rita will share her considerable expertise in the field of  workplace culture.  Rita will explore how to develop a collaborative and supportive workplace culture, and the true value of collaboration in the workplace. If you would like to attend, click […]

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WEBINAR: New Year, New Laws … New HR Problems!

Free Webinar January 30, 2018 12:00pm Staying ahead of regulatory updates can be a challenge; the first step is knowing what’s coming. This informative webinar will bring you up-to-speed with regulatory updates and new labor & employment laws that could impact your business in 2018. What will be covered? 2017 in Review Freelance Act Sexual […]

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Happy Holidays

We wanted to wish you and your family a healthy, prosperous holiday season. We are grateful for all our clients, friends and colleagues. Thank you for making 2017 such a special year for us. In lieu of purchasing printed holiday cards and gifts, we have made a donation to the American Red Cross. As we […]

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WORKSHOP: Sexual Harassment – Don’t Go There!

Do you know what constitutes sexually harassing behavior in the workplace? This highly informative workshop will give you the basis for creating a worry-free working environment for your employees. It can also limit your liability in the event of a claim. Sexual harassment is a hot topic right now, don’t become another headline. Educate, don’t […]

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Oh, What Fun It Is To Be HR-Compliant At The Holidays!

Planning a company party this December? Holiday parties have long been a popular way to reward staff for their hard work throughout the year. But when a party includes alcohol, employers undertake certain risks. For example, employers can be subject to liability for accidents caused by inebriated employees – in some jurisdictions, that includes accidents […]

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New York Rings in the New Year with Increased Minimum Wage

Minimum wage rates are set to increase for employees across New York State on December 31, 2017.  These increases can impact businesses of all sizes.  They vary depending on the location of the business.  In addition to the minimum wage, don’t forget about the increases to the minimum salary threshold which applies to any employees […]

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