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The Women-Owned Small Business Integrity Act of 2024

In the first quarter of 2024, the House of Representatives passed legislation for women-owned small businesses (WOSB). The bipartisan bill, titled The WOSB Integrity Act of 2024 will ensure that the intended federal contra…

HR Alert: Final Regulations on Pregnant Workers Fairness Act are Out!

As you might recall, the federal government expanded employee protections for pregnant employees last year through the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). In a previous blog, we discussed workplace actions that the PWFA …

HR Alert: What’s An EEOC Mediation?

When it comes to legal problems facing small-business owners, nobody wants to go to court. It can be costly, time-consuming, and damaging to the reputation of your business. This is especially the case with employment disc…

HR Alert: COVID-19 Sick Leave Still in Effect in New York

While we’re no longer in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, there still are laws in effect that were enacted during the pandemic. One is COVID-19 sick leave, which was passed in the pandemic’s very first days. Enact…

HR Alert: New Agreement Between NLRB and OSHA Creates New Challenges

In late 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU is meant to strengthen information sharing and …

HR Alert: Preserving Evidence in a Discrimination, Harassment, or Retaliation Lawsuit

It’s an unfortunate fact that employees are increasingly making claims against their employers, whether legitimate or not. These claims may be at an administrative agency such as the EEOC or NY Division of Human Rights or …

HR Alert: An Overview of the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau

In recognition of Women’s History Month, we thought it appropriate to highlight a department in the U.S. Department of Labor that’s scarcely discussed yet extremely important:  the Women’s Bureau. What’s the Wo…

Stay in the Loop:  Roundabout Safety

Roundabouts are becoming more and more popular in the U.S. due to their added benefits, and across New York State, there are approximately 250 roundabouts. Their implementation has dramatically reduced serious injury and f…

HR Alert: NY Pay Transparency Still Unregulated

Everyone in New York State who works in human resources or hiring knows that the New York Pay Transparency Law became effective last autumn. It requires all New York employers with four or more employees to disclose the ra…

Corporate Transparency Act Hits a Snag

A federal court judge in Alabama recently ruled that the federal Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), which we wrote about here, was unconstitutional. This marks the first judicial decision on the lawfulness of requiring smal…
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