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Severance Payments Are Taxable Wages Under FICA
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that severance payments made to employees terminated against their will are taxable wages under FICA.
United States
2 Apr 2014
Deadline Approaching: New York Employers Have Until February 1, 2012, To Provide All Employees With Annual Wage Notice
As we reported in a "Duane Morris Alert" last March, all New York employers are required to provide all employees by February 1, 2012, a written notice containing specific information about the employee's wages. The required information must be provided at the time of hire, annually between January 1 and February 1 of each year, and within seven days of any change not listed on the employee's pay stub.
United States
31 Jan 2012
New York City's Recently Enacted "Workplace Religious Freedom Act" Expands Employers' Obligations To Accommodate Employees' And Applicants' Religious Practices Under NYC Human Rights Law
On August 31, 2011, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed into law Local Law Int. No. 632, known as "The Workplace Religious Freedom Act," that is likely to make it more challenging for New York City employers to decline to accommodate their employees' and applicants' religious practices.
United States
28 Oct 2011
New York's High Court Holds U.S. Supreme Court's Faragher-Ellerth Defense for Employers in Harassment Claims Is Inapplicable Under New York City Human Rights Law
On May 6, 2010, in response to a certified question from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the New York Court of Appeals in "Zakrzewska v. The New School" held that the affirmative defense to employer liability articulated by the U.S. Supreme Court in "Faragher v. City of Boca Raton and Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth" does not apply to sexual harassment and retaliation claims brought under the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL).
United States
20 May 2010
An Eye On Workplace Harassment Liability In NYC
In recent months, a federal district court judge and a New York state court appellate judge have held that the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) should be more liberally construed than its federal and state counterparts, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law.
United States
10 Jun 2009
N.Y.´s High Court Rules Executives Are Covered Employees Under Certain Labor Law Provisions - Court Also Addresses When Commissions Become Wages Subject To Protection
On June 10, 2008, New York's highest court issued an important ruling for New York employers, resolving unsettled issues involving the scope of protections afforded to executives under the Labor Law and when an employer may deduct business expenses from commissioned earnings.
United States
25 Jun 2008
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