Monthly Archives: October 2013

NYS Regulations For Expanded Allowable Wage Deductions Issued

The New York Commissioner of Labor has issued final regulations for the amendment to the state’s wage deduction statute (Labor Law § 193) that became effective November 6, 2012. The amendment to this statute clarifies and limits prior restrictions on employer deductions from wages. The new regulations specify: Legal deductions that may be authorized by […]

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When To Allow Workers Time Off To Vote

Election Day (November 5) is around the corner, so employers should be reviewing their current policies on allowing workers time off to vote to ensure compliance with any applicable state and local requirements. New York Election Law § 3-110 states that an employee is entitled to a sufficient amount of leave time that, when added […]

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New York City Legislation Forces Employers to Provide Pregnancy-Related Accommodations

On October 2, 2013, Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed into law a measure that will require New York City employers to provide reasonable accommodations for an employee’s pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions. Employers with at least four employees are subject to the New York City law. Examples of reasonable accommodations include, among other things: Bathroom […]

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Wage and Hour Regulations: Pay Right or Pay the Price

  The number of companies exposed to wage and hour audits by Federal and State examiners increases each year, and the results, very often, are expensive settlements or even more expensive litigation. Aside from government initiated audits, there are an endless number of attorneys who will represent individuals or initiate class action law suits to […]

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Tobacco Policies up in Smoke: E-Cigarettes and What Employers Should Know

The popularity of e-cigarettes has exploded in recent years.  For those who haven’t heard of them, an e-cigarette is an electronic device that looks like a cigarette, but is smokeless.   When inhaled, it contains a mixture of water vapor and nicotine, satisfying the smokers craving for nicotine while at the same time eliminating second-hand smoke.  […]

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