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HTMLNew York City Publishes Additional Guidance on Paid Sick Leave Law
Caroline J. Berdzik, Michael S. Katzen; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 14, 2015, previously published on December 7, 2015
Under New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act (Paid Sick Leave Law), employers with five or more employees must provide at least one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per year. Employers with fewer than five employees must provide sick leave on...

 

HTMLCommuter Benefits Law Takes Effect January 1, 2016 in NYC
Caroline J. Berdzik, Michael S. Katzen; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 14, 2015, previously published on December 7, 2015
Under NYC’s Commuter Benefits Law (CBL), for-profit and non-profit employers with 20 or more full-time, non-union employees in New York City must offer their full-time employees, in writing, the opportunity to use pre-tax income to purchase qualified transportation fringe benefits. A...

 

HTMLObesity: A Weighty Employment Issue
Madeline S. Baio, Caroline J. Berdzik; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 18, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2015
Despite the prevalence of obesity in this country, surprisingly there is no federal law that prohibits employment discrimination based on a person’s weight and only one state, Michigan, specifically makes weight discrimination illegal. Still, employers in every state should consider taking...

 

HTMLPresident Obama Bans the Box in Federal Employment
Caroline J. Berdzik, Dove A. E. Burns, Stacey L. Pitcher; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 13, 2015, previously published on November 3, 2015
On Monday, November 2, 2015, President Obama announced the federal government is joining the long list of large employers, 19 states, and more than 100 cities and municipalities that currently “ban the box” on employment applications. The President outlined several ideas to improve the...

 

Adobe PDFInside the New York Workers’ Compensation Board’s New Payor Compliance Procedures
Debra L. Doby, Danielle S. Engel, Damon M. Gruber; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 13, 2015, previously published on October 23, 2015
The New York Workers’ Compensation Board has implemented a new procedure that changes the way carriers manage claims per Section 25(2)(a), which will affect both carriers and employers. The new procedure requires carriers to accept or controvert a claim “within 18 days after a...

 

HTMLEEOC Proposal Allows Employers to Seek Genetic Information as Part of Wellness Programs
Caroline J. Berdzik, Dove A. E. Burns, Stacey L. Pitcher; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 13, 2015, previously published on November 3, 2015
On Friday, October 30, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) proposed new regulations aimed at ensuring employer wellness programs comport with Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). The popularity of such wellness programs has increased in recent years, with...

 

HTMLProtecting Small Businesses: President Obama Signs PACE Act to Limit Definition of "Small Employer"
Caroline J. Berdzik, Jennifer M. Mannion; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 30, 2015, previously published on October 12, 2015
On October 8, 2015, President Obama signed the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act, which will block the scheduled expansion of the definition of “small employer” under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). PACE, which was passed by a rare unanimous vote in the Senate, will...

 

HTMLCalifornia Strengthens Current Equal Pay Law - Is This Fair Warning to Employers in Other States?
Caroline J. Berdzik, Michael Rubin; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 26, 2015, previously published on October 19, 2015
With the recent passage of the California Fair Pay Act, California strengthened its existing equal pay law by requiring employers pay men and women the same for not only “equal work,” but also for “substantially similar work.” As a result, employees may now challenge the...

 

HTMLBunkers in Baghdad Reaches Newest Milestone, Sends 400,000th Golf Club to Soldiers Overseas
Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 28, 2015, previously published on September 22, 2015
Named a Top-Rated Nonprofit for the last three years by GreatNonprofits, Bunkers in Baghdad has reached a new milestone: sending its 400,00th golf club to soldiers overseas. Founder Joseph M. Hanna announced the news on the heels of receiving a grant from the NFL’s Buffalo Bills. In just the...

 

HTMLU.S. Department of Labor and Vermont Department of Labor Sign Agreement to Prevent Misclassification of Workers
Caroline J. Berdzik, David E. Leach; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 21, 2015, previously published on September 18, 2015
The United States Department of Labor has signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Vermont Department of Labor that is designed to protect employees’ rights by preventing their misclassification as independent contractors or other non-employee statuses. According to the...

 


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