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HR Alert: What is Title VII?

You know from our previous blog that the EEOC is tasked with enforcing federal laws prohibiting workplace discrimination based on race, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, and disabili…

HR Alert: Wage Theft is Now a Crime in New York!

Last month, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law a bill that updated New York Penal Law section 155. This new law makes wage theft a criminal larceny, and it went into effect immediately. The updated Penal …

When to Seek Medical Care After a Slip and Fall in New York

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Slip-and-fall injuries can be more severe than you might think. The aftermath of this type of accident is much more than the immediate sting of hitting the ground. Instead, it is the lingering uncertainty and fear about wh…

Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month

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Initially implemented as a week of remembrance under President Lyndon B. Johnson, the celebration of Hispanic Heritage now spans an entire month, from September 15th to October 15th. Enacted into law in 1988 under Presiden…

HR Alert: Work-Life Balance

Although business owners and C Suite folks can get tired of hearing about work-life balance, we know that Americans on average work for an extra 400 hours annually compared to their counterparts in other developed nations….

Involved in a Car Accident? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Leave the Scene

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A car accident can be jarring and scary. In the immediate aftermath, your instinct might be to leave the ‌accident scene. This is the last thing you should do, especially if there are injuries, fatalities, or property dama…

HR Alert: Proposed NYS Pay Transparency Regs

If you’re an employer, you know just how important hiring is to the health of your organization. The hiring process has yet another layer of intricacy for employers with the New York State Pay Transparency Law. New York em…

HR Alert: Minimize Your Risk of a Sexual Harassment Claim

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New York State employers are held to both federal and State standards when it comes to sexual harassment laws and regulations. While New York requires mandatory annual training for all employees and training should help em…

HR Alert: The Unpaid Intern Risk

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With the start of the fall semester, companies may be looking to expand their teams. Luckily, thousands of college and high school students are seeking relevant career insight and experience. Business owners and managers s…

HR Alert: COVID-19 Sick Leave – It’s Still a Thing

Autumn’s on its way, and another strain of COVID-19 seems to be worming its way into our lives. Let’s hope it stays away, but in the event it affects your workplace, remember that New York still mandates that e…
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