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HR Alert: A Local Lesson on Gender Discrimination

A restaurant based in Tonawanda, NY recently agreed to pay $25,000 to settle a sex discrimination suit brought against it under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the New York State Human Rights Law. The owners, manager…

New York Law Requires Posting Credit Card Surcharges

Another new law will soon go into effect in New York that’ll impact your business and its operations. In December 2023, Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation amending § 518 of the General Business Law that finally allow…

HR Alert: Teenaged Workers in New York

The New York Department of Labor (DOL) encourages businesses to pledge to support the rights of youth in their workplaces and to avoid and affirmatively report violations of the law that result in unsafe or unlawful condit…

How to Protect Yourself From a Tailgating Accident

| Lisa Coppola |
Key Takeaways: Gain an understanding of what the definition of a tailgating accident is and what can happen. Learn reasons why drivers tailgate and how they frequently cause accidents. Find out what to do if a driver is ta…

How Long Will a Personal Injury Claim Take in New York?

| Lisa Coppola |
Key takeaways: New York personal injury lawsuits can take anywhere from months to years to fully resolve. The seriousness of your injuries and the required medical treatment often determine how long your case will take, wi…

HR Alert: Independent Contractor/Employee Final Rule Is Out!

On January 9, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced their final rule, Employee or Independent Contractor Classification under the Fair Labor Standards Act, to determine whether workers are employees or indepen…

HR Alert: EEOC Guidance on Workplace Harassment

This past autumn, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace. While it still isn’t final guidance, even the proposed content has be…

HR Alert: New Law Creates Requirements When Hiring Freelancers

New York Governor Hochul has once again signed new legislation that will have a huge effect on the way you run your business. This time, the new law focuses on the hiring of freelance workers to perform certain services fo…

HR Alert: Minimum Wage Changes

As New York’s been doing these past several years, the minimum wage changed effective January 1, 2024. Not surprisingly, the minimum wage increased, and it differs depending on where you are in the State. Minimum Wag…

HR Alert: New York Toughens Up Non-Disclosure Agreements in Discrimination Cases

On November 17, 2023, Governor Kathy Hochul signed NY State Senate Bill S4516 into law that greatly affects settlement agreements between employers and employees who choose to settle claims of discrimination, harassment, a…
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