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December 30, 2019

HR Alert: Stop Asking About Salary History Now!

We’re reminding New York employers that the State’s ban on asking prospective employees about their salary history goes into effect on January 6, 2020. This means employers no longer are permitted to rely on a …

Seeking Executive Assistant

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We’re in search of a full-time superstar executive assistant at our suburban law office.  The ideal candidate is comfortable in our exclusively Mac-based office setting; adept at office technology; highly organized; …

HR Alert: FAQs About The Overtime Rules Effective January 2020

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that sets requirements for employers to pay employees overtime. There’s been a lot of buzz recently about the changes set to take effect in January 2020. In this post, w…

HR Alert: Second Circuit Addresses Pay Equity Claims Under Title VII

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By now, responsible employers know they can’t pay employees differently based solely on gender.  Under federal law, employers must follow the Equal Pay Act as well as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which b…

It’s Buffalo (so, yes, there’s snow)

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We’re in for the first significant snow and ice of the season over the next 24 hours, so it’s useful to consider how to avoid a fender bender or a more serious accident. Follow these well-known – but some…

HR Alert: 5 Hiring Tips To Limit Employer Liability

Gearing up for the holidays? Before you set out to hire holiday help, take the time to ensure your hiring practices are up to date. Here are a few best practices to consider: 1. Don’t ask about prior convictions on your jo…

HR Alert: Considerations for Halloween Costumes in the Workplace

Don’t let this Halloween turn into a nightmare for your organization. Halloween costumes can be a fun way to celebrate the holiday during the work day, but allowing employees to wear costumes to work can also create …

HR Alert: NY Employers Should Post Voting Leave Notices Now

New York law now requires employers to provide employees with paid time off to vote.  Employers are obligated to provide employees with notice of their rights at least 10 working days before an election. The next election …

Personal Liability for Harassment & Discrimination in New York

It is well known that New York employers can be held liable for harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Liability for owners, officers, and supervisors, however, is less frequently discussed. In this post we discus…

HR Alert: NY’s Pay Equity Law Now In Effect

Effective October 8, 2019, New York Labor Law § 194 prohibits employers from paying employees who are a member of a protected class less than employees outside of that protected class to perform the same or substantially s…
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