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HR Alert: Title VII Theories of Liability

Welcome back to our series on Title VII. Our previous blog answered the “what” of Title VII. So, now let’s take a peek at the “how,” that is, how a claim generally is made by an employee against their employer using this l…

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 …

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….

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: New WARN Act Requirements

The NYS WARN Act stands for Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, and it requires certain businesses to provide early warnings of closures and layoffs depending on their size. The law requires that businesses …

New York Regs Support Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses

The New York Department of Financial Services, otherwise known as the DFS, supervises and regulates the activities of about 3,000 banks and related financial institutions. The DFS seeks to build an equitable, transparent, …

HR Alert: FMLA Refresher

It’s been a long, hot summer. Time for a nice, cold . . . FMLA refresher! Business owners, human resources professionals, and company managers – do you remember all the criteria that allow an employee to use FMLA leave? Le…

HR Alert: EEOC on Human Trafficking & The Workplace

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has added information to its website regarding human trafficking. This information is designed to help young workers, employers, and parents to identify signs of huma…
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