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HTMLNew York Wage Board Recommends Minimum Wage of $15 per Hour for Fast Food Workers
Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2015, previously published on July 23, 2015
As we previously reported, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently appointed a Wage Board to make recommendations on increasing the minimum wage for New York State fast food employees. Throughout the recent public meeting process, fast food employers have roundly criticized any proposed minimum...

 

HTMLNew York Bill Follows California’s Lead to Recognize Professional Cheerleaders as Employees
Dino A. Bovell; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2015, previously published on July 22, 2015
It’s official—professional cheerleaders are now recognized as employees under California law. On July 15, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that requires all California-based professional sports teams to pay their cheerleaders the minimum wage. As employees,...

 

HTMLNew York City Enacts “Ban the Box” Legislation
Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2015, previously published on July 16, 2015
As we previously reported, the New York City Council recently passed the Fair Chance Act (Intro No. 318-A, 2014) that—among other requirements—prevents employers from inquiring about job applicants’ criminal arrests and convictions prior to hire. As expected, on June 29, 2015, New...

 

HTMLA New Internship Standard-The Second Circuit’s Seven-Factor Test and What it Means for Your Company
Brian Jeffrey Gershengorn, Seth D. Kaufman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 13, 2015
On July 2, 2015, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision regarding the employment status of unpaid interns that should prove helpful to employers. In Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc., Nos. 13-4478 and 13-4481, the Second Circuit overturned a decision by the U.S. District Court...

 

HTMLNew York Federal Courts Increasingly Scrutinize Excessive Attorneys’ Fees in Wage and Hour Class and Collective Actions
Seth D. Kaufman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2015, previously published on June 17, 2015
In what is becoming oft-cited language, U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III of the Southern District of New York recently stated regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act that,

 

HTMLNew York City Moves to “Ban the Box” on Criminal Background Checks in Job Applications
Sonu Ray, Aaron Warshaw, Stephen R. Woods; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2015, previously published on June 12, 2015
On June 10, 2015, the New York City Council passed the Fair Chance Act (Intro No. 318-A, 2014) by a vote of 45-to-5. The legislation prevents employers from inquiring about job applicants’ criminal arrests and convictions prior to hire. Employers will be permitted to make such inquiries after...

 

HTMLChanges to Insurance Requirements for J-1 Visa Exchange Programs
Maria Fernanda Gandarez, Matthew Kolodziej; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 1, 2015, previously published on May 20, 2015
In October of 2014, the U.S. Department of State revised Subpart A of the exchange visitor regulations. Changes to the reporting and English language proficiency requirements for exchange programs went into effect on January 5, 2015. Another major change that went into effect on May 15, 2015,...

 

HTMLGovernor Cuomo Seeks to Increase New York Minimum Wage for Fast Food Workers
P. Kramer Rice; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 15, 2015, previously published on May 12, 2015
On May 7, 2015, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the empanelling of a New York State Wage Board directed to investigate and make recommendations on increasing the minimum wage in the fast food industry. Both Governor Cuomo and Acting New York Commissioner of Labor Mario J. Musolino have stated...

 

HTMLNew York City Passes Bill Prohibiting Employers From Requesting or Using Credit History in Employment Decisions
Evan B. Citron; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 13, 2015, previously published on April 30, 2015
On April 16, 2015, the New York City Council passed a bill to amend the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) to prohibit employers from requesting or using an individual’s credit history in making employment decisions. The bill (Intro. No. 261-A, 2014) would make it an unlawful...

 

HTMLNew Legislation Promises More Investigations by the New York City Commission on Human Rights
Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 13, 2015, previously published on April 30, 2015
On April 20, 2015, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed two new bills into law that authorize the New York City Commission on Human Rights to increase the number of employment discrimination investigations.

 


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