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December 19, 2017

NY PFL: Employees Can Take Leave To Bond With A Child In Daily Increments

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If you’re an employer covered by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), you’re already familiar with an employee’s ability to take time off to care for a newborn or a newly-placed adopted or foster child.  …

NLRB Reverses Harsh Standard for Employer Rules, Handbooks and Policies

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The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) is a federal law that addresses employer and employee rights. It’s enforced by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), a federal agency tasked with protecting employee right…

Avoiding Claims of Discrimination & Harassment: Proactive Steps for Employers

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If you’ve followed the news recently, you’ve noticed that sexual harassment in the workplace is getting a lot of press. This makes it a good time to ensure that your business is taking sufficient steps to avoid, discourage…

NYS Proposes New Regs For On-Call Employees

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New proposed regulations for on-call employees hit New York employers hard.

New York’s Paid Family Leave: Are You Your Sister’s Keeper?

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New York’s Paid Family Leave (PFL) defines family members more broadly than the federal Family Medical Leave Act and will allow employees to take paid leave to care for family members with a serious health condition. A fam…

Ensuring Your Web and App Presence Comply with the ADA

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The federal government has oversight authority to ensure company digital presence is accessible to those with disabling conditions and to fine companies that do not comply.

Appellate Court Affirms Class Certification for Buffalo Jills

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Late last week, the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, which is the intermediate appellate court over New York lawsuits that begin in Buffalo, ruled on an employment law case involving the Buffalo Bills. It ruled that …

New York’s Labor Law: To Eat or Not to Eat

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There’s a strict rule about enforcing a meal period for New York’s workers. The law mandates that in most cases, an employee who works more than six hours that begins before 11 a.m. and ends after 2:00 p.m. must be given a…

New York’s Paid Family Leave vs. FMLA: Family Members in the Military

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We recently described the military-leave component of New York’s Paid Family Leave (PFL) law which becomes effective January 1, 2018. But how does this differ from the federal law called FMLA?  Turns out there are pr…

New York’s Paid Family Leave: Clarifying Military Considerations

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Another part of New York’s Paid Family Leave law pertains to individuals with family members in the military. Employers certainly empathize with staff who have a family member in the military. It’s important to…
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