The HR Specialist: New York Employment Law

It is crucial to plan as if every termination will be challenged.

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New York employers could be facing higher salary thresholds for exempt workers. They are also confronting a new workplace challenge: the distraction of legal fantasy sports betting.

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Grand Healthcare System, headquartered in Queens, will pay $2,006,796  to 844 employees in five locations after the company improperly classified the employees as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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An Indian restaurant and banquet hall in Garden City, N.Y., will pay $285,800 in back wages and liquidated damages to 24 workers to resolve allegations it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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The owner of three Buffalo area gas stations will pay $84,000 in back pay to 41 employees.

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Expect both houses of Congress to use their power to reshape the employment law landscape.

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The right to take FMLA leave ends when employment ends.

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If a former employee unsuccessfully applies for a new job opening with you, your previous records can justify why you declined to rehire him or her.

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A federal trial court in New York has reiterated that Title VII’s sex discrimination provisions do not allow suits over sexual orientation discrimination.

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Sometimes, an employee facing discipline will fight back with allegations of her own. Handle those allegations separately from any pending disciplinary action, and be sure to carefully document each step of both processes.

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