In September 2016, the New York Department of Labor (NYDOL) published a new rule outlining requirements for using direct deposit consent forms and payment via payroll debit card.
Per state and federal law, an employer may check a job applicant’s or employee’s background, including for criminal records. However, it’s important for employers to ensure their compliance with laws and regulations that protect employees from discrimination.
Nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) are common in the business world. In some situations, NDAs are excellent ways for companies to protect their trade secrets and other confidential
Employers can expect to see some wage and hour changes mandated by the U.S. Department of Labor in the coming months, according to Tammy D. McCutchen, a member of President Donald Trump’s transition team.
In 2016, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law which applies in all states, and sets the floor for regulations concerning wages, overtime, and hourly work. The FLSA allows individual states to pass laws that go further than the federal law, extending the law more generously in favor of employees.
Secretary Trump’s original pick for Labor Secretary, Andrew Puzder, formally dropped out of consideration in February, the day before his confirmation hearing, after attacks from opponents about his questionable record on wage and hour claims, his criticism of anti-immigration rhetoric in his party, and suspicions that he would have dismantled the protections afforded to workers through the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
If you are an undocumented worker, you face a number of challenges in the workplace that documented laborers and U.S. citizens do not experience.
As labor law attorneys, our clients often ask us whether their employer can fire them in retaliation for filing a claim for unpaid wages.
Confirmation of President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Labor, Andrew Puzder, continues to face delays related to his ongoing ties with his fast-food restaurant chain.
Most New York employees brought in the New Year oblivious to a minimum wage increase worthy of a midnight toast.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) generally requires that employees receive extra over time pay calculated at time and one-half (or 150%) of their regular rate of pay for each hour worked in over 40 hours in a week. However, the FLSA does not require that overtime pay be paid to employees who perform “executive,” “administrative,” or “professional” work. These are known as the “white collar” exemptions.