Monthly Archives: May 2016

HR Professionals Beware: You May Be Personally Liable for the Unlawful Termination of an Employee!

In a recent decision that may come as a shock to human resources professionals, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals found that an HR director can be held liable for the unlawful termination of an employee under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Yes, you read that correctly:  an individual HR director can be found […]

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Looking for Dedicated, Loyal Employees? Hire Veterans!

National Military Appreciation Month, May 2016, includes Loyalty Day (1st), Military Spouse Appreciation Day (6th), VE Day (8th), Armed Forces Day (21th), and Memorial Day (30th).  This month we honor, remember, and recognize all military personnel — those men and women who have served throughout our history, including those who have given their lives in […]

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New Minimum Wage New York

In April, Governor Cuomo signed into law a major increase in the minimum wage paid by New York employers. The wage hike will be implemented incrementally starting at the end of 2016, with different rates of increase applicable depending on the size and location of the business, as follows: For New York City employees working […]

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