Archive for 'Tips of the Month'

In September 2016, the New York Department of Labor (NYSDOL) set out to enact new regulations on employers who use electronic payment methods such as payroll debit cards and direct deposit.  Drafts of the regulations and associated templates were released to the public for comment earlier this year and were slated to come into effect […]

Read the Full Article »

Employment Law Strategist  February 2017 Did you know your employment practices could violate antitrust law? This is the message to be gleaned from joint guidance recently issued by the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) and the Department of Justice Antitrust Division (the “DOJ”) (collectively, the “Agencies”).  The Agencies issued this guidance to remind employers that, […]

Read the Full Article »

We have previously reported that several states (California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Oregon, and Washington) have laws prohibiting employers from checking credit reports unless permitted under certain limited circumstances. New York City joined this trend over a year ago.  On September 3, 2015, the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act (“SCDEA”) went into effect, amending […]

Read the Full Article »

Every year, we like to remind our clients to tout the value of your employees’ jobs to them.   This can improve your relationship with your employees, and can result in increased motivation and morale among your employees as the New Year begins.  The best way to do this is to prepare a compensation summary for […]

Read the Full Article »

We previously wrote about Gregory Linhoff, an employee at the University of Connecticut Health Center, who was caught smoking marijuana in his employer issued van while at work. Not surprisingly, the Health Center terminated his employment.  Mr. Linhoff was a member of the Union, and the Union filed a grievance to contest the discharge. During […]

Read the Full Article »