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Do You Face a Lawsuit from Mr. Mom?

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on February 20, 2013

The number of men filing lawsuits claiming family responsibilities discrimination by employers has tripled.  The recession had a disproportionate impact on men, causing many to become the primary caregiver in the family, rather than the primary breadwinner.   As men take on increasing responsibility at home, employers need to be aware of their obligations with respect […]

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How to Avoid Your Company’s Own Fiscal Cliff

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on January 17, 2013

As part of a package to avoid the dreaded Fiscal Cliff, Congress chose not to extend the “payroll tax holiday,” effectively decreasing employees’ paychecks by 2 percent.  Could this change create your own “fiscal cliff” by causing employees to depart in search of fairer compensation? The payroll tax holiday began in 2011 in an attempt […]

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New Year, New Minimum Wage?

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on December 20, 2012

It’s almost New Year’s, and that means a spate of new laws will go into effect.  Before January 1, make sure you are familiar with any new employment laws in your locality.  Eleven states are ringing in the New Year with minimum wage increases: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, […]

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Check Your State’s Voting Time Law

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on October 16, 2012

Most states have laws requiring employers to provide time off on Election Day for employees to vote.  If you are not familiar with your state law, now is the time to check. State laws vary in the specific requirements.  Many states, like Wisconsin, require time off without pay.  Other states, including New York, require the […]

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Why Even Good Employers Need to Examine Their Pay Practices — Now

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on September 24, 2012

Wage-and-hour cases are big business.  The number of wage-and-hour cases in federal court has more than tripled over the last decade.  These cases are in addition to the rising number of agency actions at both the state and federal levels, as wage-and-hour enforcement becomes a cash cow for strained government budgets.  Agencies are imposing larger […]

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