Monthly Archives: March 2016

New York Paid Sick Leave: Critical Mistakes That Are Leading To Litigation

As most New York City employers already know, New York City enacted a paid sick day law which became effective on April 1, 2014.   Let’s recap: Employers with five or more employees who work more than 80 hours in a calendar year in New York City must provide paid sick leave. Employers with one to […]

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Can You Legally Terminate An Employee Who Does Not Return To Work After Their FMLA Ends?

If you are a private employer with 50 employees or more, you must be aware of both the Federal and your state’s version (if any) of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the paperwork that goes with its administration.  FMLA guarantees certain employees up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave each year with […]

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Lessons to be learned from a recent OFCCP audit

By now you may have read about the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) discrimination lawsuit against electronics retailer B&H Photo-Video Company of NYC.  The OFCCP claims systemic discrimination against Hispanic employees and female, black and Asian job seekers at its Brooklyn Navy Yard warehouse.  This is after the EEOC monitored […]

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Fired Over Facebook? What Employers Must Know About Social Media Posts

Just last week a Yelp company employee, “Jane,” was fired after blogging about her CEO. Her blog focused on how the CEO did not provide employees with a living wage, and that after taxes she was making approximately $8.15 per hour. She went on to describe how certain employees were homeless or how some were […]

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