If you’re an employer in New York, you may have heard about some recent updates to sexual harassment prevention laws. Both New York City and New York State have cracked down on sexual harassment in the workplace by expanding the scope of protection under their new laws. Both sets of laws require employers to put
Your social media posts may have a bigger impact than you realize, especially if you have a case pending in court – even if your account is set to “Private”. In the case of Forman v. Henkin in 2018, the highest Court in New York State established that normal discovery rules apply to social media,
Many employees can look forward to spending more time with their loved ones in 2018. The New York State Paid Family Leave program went into effect on January 1, 2018. The program will now provide New Yorkers paid leave to care for a newborn child, a close relative with a serious health condition, or assist
Question: “I’ve recently been diagnosed with a disease. It may affect the way I do my job. I work for a large company. I’m scared that I’ll be fired if I tell my boss about my condition. Is there anything that my Company needs to do to help me? – Wurreed M. Ployee
Let’s face it – running a business is tough, and its needs may change as the business develops. If you find yourself exploiting a different market than initially anticipated or losing money, you may have to reassess your staffing needs. In some cases, you may find yourself faced with the hard decision of having to
Maybe you’re looking for some help around the office or shop and you receive applications from some bright high school students. Maybe you have a friend who wants you to do them a favor and take on their teenaged son or daughter as a summer intern. Whatever the situation may be, there are some key
Misclassification of a worker occurs when an employer improperly treats an employee as an independent contractor or other nonemployee. It happens all the time. Sometimes intentionally, sometimes by mistake. But regardless of how and why, worker misclassification is a serious and potentially costly matter for both workers and employers. Why?
New York City is brimming with young professionals looking to gain experience, sharpen their professional skills and build their resumes. But, can you legally hire interns to work free? They get the experience and you get the benefit of another set of hands in the office, right? WRONG! Under federal law, interns must be paid
Many people mistakenly believe that if they hire someone to create something for them, it is automatically considered a “work for hire.” Whether you own a small business and are engaging a graphic designer to develop logos and website content, or a production company seeking a director for a new feature film, understanding work for
From small start-ups, to large corporations, to non-profits: the significant increase in the inclusion of non-competition clauses in employment agreements is staggering. A concept often associated with high level executives, the clause has become prolific throughout the corporate ladder. The goal is to avoid unfair competition. A non-compete clause, sometimes referred to as a covenant
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