Monthly Archives: April 2013

PMP Supports Not-for-Profit Organization’s Fund-Raiser

Mary Simmons, Director of HR Consulting at Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc. (PMP) and a board member of the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, assisted with the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum’s spring fundraiser on April 12, 2013.

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Wage & Hour and Incentive Compensation Workshop – PMP and Chernoff Diamond

Alan Pearl presented on Wage and Hour compliance at PMP and Chernoff Diamond’s “Wage & Hour and Incentive Compensation” Workshop on 4/25/13. Attendees came away with knowledge on this pertinent HR topic, and were eligible to receive 2.75 HRCI credits. Thank you to all who attended, and we hope to see you at our upcoming […]

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New York City Amends Its Human Rights Law to Prohibit Discrimination Against Unemployed Persons

Effective June 11, 2013, the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) will prohibit discrimination against unemployed persons.  Notwithstanding strong protests from employers and the mayor’s office, the NYC Council overrode Mayor Bloomberg’s veto of the amendment on March 13, 2013. The amendment prohibits employers with four or more workers operating in New York City […]

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Employers Can be Held Liable for Commuting Accidents

Be cautious when allowing your employees who feel ill or impaired in any way to drive home, because you could be found liable for any accidents they cause. An important court ruling found that if an employee can show the job contributed to the accident, your company can be liable. To continue reading, please click […]

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Form I-9 and Form W-4 Should be Treated Separately

Form I-9 and Form W-4 should not be treated as one item for collection of documentation purposes.  When conducting I-9 audits, PMP often finds that copies of the employee’s social security card as well as all other identifying documents are copied and attached to Form I-9, although the social security card is not used as […]

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Two New OFCCP Directives

How much more can the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) throw at federal contractors and subcontractors?  Contractors are worn out by the continuous changes, directives, intensified audits and additional paperwork expected of them by the OFCCP.  The OFCCP’s Director, Ms. Shiu, is plowing ahead with many of the reforms she has been waiting […]

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New Form I-9 – Effective March 8, 2013

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published the long-awaited new Form I-9, effective March 8, 2013.  The new Form I-9 can be found at Although employers can start using the form immediately, USCIS will allow a “grace period” until May 7, 2013 to implement its use. Thus, employers can continue to use the Form […]

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