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HR Alert: Supreme Court Ruling Upholds Salary Requirement for Employers

This week, in Helix Energy Solutions Group v. Hewitt, the United States Supreme Court ruled that a former employee who was paid a daily rate is entitled to overtime pay under Federal law. The 6-3 decision in favor of the o…

HR Alert: NLRB Rules on Non-Disparagement Provisions

Last month, we reported on the Federal Trade Commission’s proposal to ban non-compete clauses in employment agreements. On February 21, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that companies can’t require emp…

HR Alert: Get Your Timing Right

Most lawyers are aware that New York has a pay frequency statute for workers in various industries. But does everyone know this? For entrepreneurs and those new to human resources, watch out for Labor Law section 191 which…

HR Alert: Paying Employees After Their Departure

Whether it’s amicable or not, after an employee leaves, there can be questions that arise. These questions can be particularly sensitive when they’re centered around the payment of wages or compensation. New Yo…

HR Alert: My Employee Trashed Our Company on Facebook, What Can I Do?

You’re a good employer and a responsible business, and you always put your employees first.  But that doesn’t necessarily mean your employees will see it that way, especially when a poor performer has a bad outcome or gets…

HR Alert: How the ADA Can Snag Your Marketing Team

While perhaps not purely a human resources issue, we know our HR professional clients and business owners have become well acquainted with the federal law known as the ADA, which is short for the Americans with Disabilitie…

HR Alert: NY Pay Transparency Effective September 2023

Recently, Governor Hochul signed into law the pay transparency bill, now known as Labor Law § 194-b, which takes effect on September 17, 2023. To whom does this law apply?  The law applies to any person or company that emp…

HR Alert: Don’t Retaliate for Lawful Absences

In November 2022, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed a bill into law which amends New York Labor Law section 215. The new law goes into effect on February 18, 2023. The amendment provides that employers may not punish o…

HR Alert: COVID-19 Disability Info

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its COVID-19 technical assistance today. It added information to clarify when COVID-19 may be considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Ac…

HR Alert: New COVID-19 OSHA Guidance

How Do I Identify What Areas At Work May Be Susceptible To An Increased Spread Of COVID-19? Now’s the time to attack those increased risks with a plan to reduce exposure – or if you’ve already done so, to…
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