Sexual Harassment Protest: Google Walkout

Thousands of Employees Worldwide Protest Google’s Handling of Sexual Harassment

The Google Walkout on November 1, 2018 in protest of sexual harassment was a worldwide event. The largest gathering of protesters, numbering in the thousands, occurred in Silicon Valley, California where Google Headquarters is located.

In addition, The New York Times reported that workers protested internationally in Singapore, Hyderabad, Berlin, Zurich, London, Chicago and Seattle, to name a few locations. New York also had a large number of protesters. An estimated 3,000 people gathered to protest in a city park.

Since the #Metoo movement began a year ago, sexual harassment has topped the list in anti-discrimination movements. A number of states have passed stricter laws to prohibit sexual harassment, and New York has passed the most stringent sexual harassment training laws in the nation.

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Employers: Do You Have Your Sexual Harassment Training in Place?

Employers: Do You Have Your Sexual Harassment Training in Place?
What Does the New Sexual Harassment Training Require?
By now, hopefully many employers in New York have become aware of the new sexual harassment training laws that went into effect on October 9, 2018. Under the new law, all New York employers, no matter how many employees you have, are required under State law to establish a sexual harassment training policy.

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What Is the Payroll Audit Independent Determination Program?

Should You Participate in Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID)?
The Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) may be a solution for some restaurant owners to deal with wage violations. Even so, it is always wise to get a legal opinion so you can make an informed decision that protects your interests.
How Does PAID Work?
The incentive that PAID offers is that employers can resolve potential overtime and minimum wage violations under the FLSA without resorting to litigation.

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Paycheck Deductions: What Is Legal in New York?

Understanding NY Laws about Paycheck Deductions

Laws vary from state to state regarding deducting for loans or legitimate business losses from an employee’s paycheck. New York has very strict labor laws regarding this, stricter than laws in many other states. In addition, current guidelines have changed from what they were in the past.
Guidelines Regarding NY Paycheck Deductions

New York State Labor Law provides guidelines that list what paycheck deductions are legal.

After receiving notice of all terms and conditions of the payment/benefits and details about the manner in which the deductions will be made, employees must voluntarily authorize the deductions in writing.

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