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New York City Commission on Human Rights Clarifies Which Positions are Exempt from Newly Effective Credit Check Law

As we covered in a prior blogpost in May 2015, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law an expansion of the New York City Human Rights Law impacting how employers may use credit checks.  The “Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act,” which became effective on September 3, 2015 (the “Act”), makes it … Continue Reading

Raising the Minimum Wage – Congress to Consider a Proposal to Increase the Federal Minimum Wage to $15 per hour by 2020

Humor me for a second.  Imagine you are an employee earning either an annual salary or an hourly wage.  You are in the middle of your year-end review with your supervisor.  You sit down and discuss fun things like strengths, weaknesses, travel destinations and perhaps (but hopefully not) the company holiday party.  Then it comes … Continue Reading

Unpaid Intern or Employee? Recent Decision Announces New Test for Intern Misclassification Cases

Second Circuit Court of Appeals Adopts New Test for Determining Whether Unpaid Interns Should Be Classified and Paid as Employees Unpaid internship programs have come under heightened scrutiny in recent years by the Department of Labor, the Internal Revenue Service, and other regulatory agencies, as well been the subject of a number of high-profile lawsuits. … Continue Reading

New Wage Deduction Regulations To Go Into Effect Soon: New York Employers Be Prepared

Last year, New York amended its wage deduction statute and greatly expanded categories of permissible deductions from employees’ pay.  In addition to statutory deductions and deductions for health and welfare plans which have traditionally been permissible, New York employers may now deduct wages for the benefit of the employee, including the following: insurance premiums and … Continue Reading
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