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"Freelance Isn't Free" Says The New York City Council
If signed by Mayor DiBlasio, the "Freelance Isn't Free Act," passed by the New York City Council on October 28, 2016, will extend freelance workers' significant protections...
United States
15 Nov 2016
NJ Supreme Court Finds For Employees In Two Recent Cases
The plaintiff was a 17-year employee of the Millville Rescue Squad ("MRS"), where he worked with his wife during the latter 8 years of his employment.
United States
7 Jul 2016
8 Key Components Of An Effective BYOD Policy
In a world that becomes more connected to technology by the moment, many employers are turning to "bring your own device" policies as an answer to the increasing costs and burdens of providing devices to employees.
United States
26 Jun 2016
No Smoke Or Fire In New Ohio Medical Marijuana Act
Ohio Governor Kasich's presidential campaign went up in smoke. So did his opposition to marijuana legalization in the medical context when he recently signed into law Ohio's Medical Marijuana Act.
United States
22 Jun 2016
Connecticut Bans (Another) Box, Expanding Protections For Applicants With Criminal Backgrounds
Connecticut amends its "ban the box" law with regard to employers and modifies technical requirements for consumer reporting agencies.
United States
17 Jun 2016
Post Haste: EEOC Increases Penalties For Posting Violations
The EEOC has increased penalties for failure to post notice violations under Title VII, the ADA and GINA by 150%. The increase will go into effect on July 5, 2016.
United States
15 Jun 2016
NYCCHR Issues Info Card Regarding Discrimination Based On Gender Identity And Expression
The New York City Commission on Human Rights has issued a Gender Identity and Expression "Info Card," expanding on its recent enforcement guidance...
United States
10 Jun 2016
The "Key-Stoned State": Employer's Guide To The Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Law
Can a bistro in Pottsville, Pa. fire employees for using medical cannabis? Not anymore. On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act went into effect, following Governor Tom Wolf's signature last month.
United States
1 Jun 2016
Money Doesn't Grow On Trees In The Garden State, But New Jersey Senate Committee Advances Bill For $15 Minimum Wage
New Jersey Senate Committee proposes a $15 minimum wage by 2021, with automatic future increases tied to the CPI.
United States
26 May 2016
Smoking Out The Tristate Area: Employer Concerns With Local Medical Marijuana Laws
In the stoner-classic, "Cheech and Chong's Next Movie," Cheech Marin laments: "I'm gonna be late for work again. That's the fifth time this week, and it's only Tuesday, man."
United States
25 May 2016
Family Matters: New York State Minimum Wage Increase & Paid Family Leave
New York will increase its minimum wage to $15.00 an hour in gradual increases, beginning December 31, 2016.
United States
22 Apr 2016
A Standardized Test Is Here: Connecticut Supreme Court Brings Clarity To The "ABC" Test For Independent Contractor Status
Notably, the court held that employers should be subject to a single standard for purposes of state unemployment compensation and the obligation to pay federal unemployment tax.
United States
23 Mar 2016
Brokers Take A Bath In FLSA Collective Action
The brokers initially succeeded in obtaining conditional certification of their misclassification claims under the relatively lenient FLSA standard in Griffith v. Fordham Financial Management, Inc.
United States
19 Feb 2016
New York City Human Rights Law Amended, Expanding Protection To "Caregivers"
On January 5, 2016, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill amending the New York City Human Rights Law to extend non-discrimination protections to "caregivers."
United States
12 Jan 2016
If Pain, Yes Gain — Part XII: Paid Sick Leave Spreading In New Jersey
After a wave of recent developments, New Jersey continues to solidify its status as the state with the most municipal paid sick leave laws in the country.
United States
24 Nov 2015
Connecticut Supreme Court Expands Protection For Would-Be Whistleblowers
Connecticut whistleblowers were handed a siren to sound the alarm on employers this week.
United States
14 Oct 2015
Another Blow To DOL Position On Internships
The plaintiffs in Schumann v. Collier Anesthesia, P.A. were interns in an anesthesia practice that provided training for student-registered nurse anesthetists.
United States
23 Sep 2015
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