The New Year brought some welcome change for New Yorkers with continuing increases to the minimum wage plus new paid leave benefits for caregivers who need time off to help loved ones.
Under the regulations mandated through the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), most American workers are entitled to a minimum wage and overtime wages for any hours worked beyond the standard 40 in a single calendar week. By violating these or various other wage or labor laws, employers may commit wage and hour violations that can lead to significant penalties.
New York’s labor laws provide employees with numerous basic workplace protections, including minimum wage
Under the New York Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, individuals are considered domestic workers if they work in another person’s home to care for children or an elderly person, to keep house (cooking and/or cleaning) or perform any other domestic jobs, such as gardening or making repairs.
According to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, the labor federation will file a lawsuit if the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) attempts to weaken any of the new overtime eligibility rules established by the administration of former President Barack Obama.
Under both state and federal law, employers have a responsibility to maintain a reasonably safe work environment for their employees.
A newly released survey from the Pew Research Center indicates most Americans support paid family and medical leave.
Recent legislation introduced in Congress could accelerate the decline of unions across the United States. H.R. 785, a bill introduced by Reps. Steve King (R-Iowa)
In September 2016, the New York Department of Labor (NYDOL) published a new rule outlining requirements for using direct deposit consent forms and payment via payroll debit card.
Per state and federal law, an employer may check a job applicant’s or employee’s background, including for criminal records. However, it’s important for employers to ensure their compliance with laws and regulations that protect employees from discrimination.
Nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) are common in the business world. In some situations, NDAs are excellent ways for companies to protect their trade secrets and other confidential
Employers can expect to see some wage and hour changes mandated by the U.S. Department of Labor in the coming months, according to Tammy D. McCutchen, a member of President Donald Trump’s transition team.