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February 28, 2017

Recently, we explored some of the ways that the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) behaves under some special circumstances incident to a real estate transaction.  In particular, we discussed the imminent contract award exemption to record disclosure.  In this post, we...

February 28, 2017

As a Charter School, you are tasked with starting, filling, staffing and operating a school in an area where there are always one or more schools already operating.  You are tasked with formulating a mission, a method and a system to deliver better results than your ne...

February 28, 2017

Overtime and minimum wage go hand in hand.  There are very few instances where you will fail to pay your workers the mandatory minimum wage.  When it does happen, on occasion, is when employers engage in rounding. 

Before we go any further, the mandatory minim...

February 28, 2017

A mechanical necessity of wage compliance is the calculation and payment of overtime.  This blog post deals only with straight overtime calculations.  There are other posts that respectively discuss the phenomenon of split-shift time, spread of hours, call in time and...

February 28, 2017

Most businesses pay employees the correct amounts, and often give bonuses and incentives for performance over and above the wages each worker has earned.  Most wage and hour violations are in inadvertent and unintentional.  However, an abundance of caution is warranted...

February 28, 2017

These unintuitive additions to the wage and hour law are often overlooked.  By my estimates, there are hundreds of millions of dollars in un-asserted wage and hour claims walking around the country every day based on the failure to meet these requirements.  A good numb...

February 28, 2017

Attention business owners with over fifty employees - new FMLA forms were published this year with a few minor changes by the DOL.  Although employers are not required to use these forms, it is advisable in order to ensure compliance with the FMLA.  However, as is ofte...

February 28, 2017

An issue businesses and schools are facing with increased frequency is the proper classification of employees under state and federal wage and hour laws.  Businesses have been feeling that the DOL is increasing scrutiny on independent contractor arrangements, and it’s...

February 28, 2017

New York’s proposed salary threshold requirement for executive and administrative employees, if adopted, is set to out-pace the currently stalled federal EAP salary exemption.  As discussed HERE, a federal court in Texas has issued an injunction preventing the increase...

February 28, 2017

As an employer, you have by now heard that a Federal Court in Texas has prevented certain overtime rules from taking effect.  In short, the federal judge issued an injunction preventing the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing regulations which increased the mini...

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