Category: Employment Law

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Financing Families: New York State Paid Family Leave

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

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Things to consider when hiring a minor

By: Shaliz Sadig 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

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Unpaid Internships: How to keep the heat off your company this summer

By: Rose Massary 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

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What you should know about Work for Hire

By:  Rose Massary 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,

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To Compete or Not to Compete?

By:  Shaliz Sadig 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

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NYC’s Earned Sick Time Act: Is your small business ready?

By: Domenic Romano and Josh Wueller On March 20, 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed amendments to New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act into law.  The new regulations took effect on April 1, 2014.  The revised law impacts half a million more employees than the initial legislation passed back in June 2013. City workers

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