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Another Year of Change for Employers: What You Need to Know About 2014

Another year, another set of regulations for employers and human resources professionals to learn and implement in their workplace. With 2014 on the horizon, Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc. wants to update you on what’s changing in the New Year, so your company and staff can be in full compliance under the latest federal, […]

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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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More States Increasing Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in Rhode Island is set to increase by 25 cents, effective January 1, 2014, under legislation passed by Rhode Island’s General Assembly on June 27. The $8.00 per hour minimum wage would make Rhode Island’s wage the third-highest in New England, behind Vermont ($8.60 per hour) and Connecticut (8.25 per hour). The […]

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If Only They Had Called PMP: Suffolk County Car Wash Pays Stiff Wage & Hour Penalty

On May 22, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that he had secured a guilty plea from the owner of a Suffolk County car wash who failed to pay at least 10 workers the state-mandated minimum wage and required overtime wages. Schneiderman’s investigation revealed that the business owner paid at least 10 car wash employees […]

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New York State Minimum Wage Set To Increase

The current minimum wage in New York is $7.25 per hour, which is the federal minimum wage. However, the NYS Legislature has passed legislation that will increase the minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $9.00 per hour over three years, beginning with: $8.00 on December 31, 2013 $8.75 on December 31, 2014 $9.00 on […]

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