The labor laws within the United States can get a bit confusing. There are federal laws, defined by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Fair Labor
Provided how some of the most common labor law violations involve employers not paying for overtime work, a complete guide to NYC Overtime Laws is
If you live in New York City or are a frequent visitor, you might have seen the We Fight for Every Worker in NYC campaign.
The primary purpose of the New York Labor Law is to manage the relationship between workers and employees. Essentially, they define the duties and rights
Under the regulations mandated through the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), most American workers are entitled to a minimum wage and overtime wages for any hours worked beyond the standard 40 in a single calendar week. By violating these or various other wage or labor laws, employers may commit wage and hour violations that can lead to significant penalties.
Under the New York Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, individuals are considered domestic workers if they work in another person’s home to care for children or an elderly person, to keep house (cooking and/or cleaning) or perform any other domestic jobs, such as gardening or making repairs.
According to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, the labor federation will file a lawsuit if the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) attempts to weaken any of the new overtime eligibility rules established by the administration of former President Barack Obama.
Under both state and federal law, employers have a responsibility to maintain a reasonably safe work environment for their employees.
A newly released survey from the Pew Research Center indicates most Americans support paid family and medical leave.
Recent legislation introduced in Congress could accelerate the decline of unions across the United States. H.R. 785, a bill introduced by Reps. Steve King (R-Iowa)
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.