Do Your Work Policies Discriminate Between Men and Women?

One Set of Rules for Men and a Different Set of Rules for Women

Having company policies that discriminate between men and women can be lethal for an employer in today’s work environment. If you haven’t had an attorney review your employee handbook or policies in recent times, it would be wise to do so.
Recent Lawsuit Filed by the EEOC Against the New Orleans Saints

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Employee Salary Histories

Can Employers Ask Employees About their Salary History?

On May 4, 2017, the New York City Council passed a bill that limited what an employer can ask job candidates about their salary history, compensation history and other past benefits when interviewing them for a job. The law went into effect on October 31, 2017.

The National Law Review explains that new law was part of the New York City Human Rights Law. What this means for employers is that violations are subject to compensatory damages, which could include back pay, front pay, punitive damages, attorneys’ fees, emotional distress, etc.

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How Does the New York Compassionate Care Act Affect Employers?

The New York Compassionate Care Act (NYCCA) protects patients who are certified to use medical marijuana from being subject to criminal or civil marijuana charges. We live in an age where some states view marijuana as a legitimate medicine for individuals with certain types of diseases while they are being treated under a doctor’s care. Individuals with such diseases are also viewed as disabled, and employers are prohibited from discriminating against them because of their disability based on the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

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More About Employee Wage Deductions

As an employer, have you ever wondered if a wage deduction you made was legal? New York Labor Law establishes what is legal and what is not for wage deductions. If you have questions, it is always wise to seek legal counsel from an experienced employment law defense attorney.

The NY legislature passed an amendment to NY Labor Law 193 Deductions from Wages in October 2015. The amendment went into effect on November 6, 2015 and expires on November 6, 2018, unless the legislature renews it. Two main features of the amendment are allowing employers to deduct for over payments and salary advances.

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Restaurant Industry: FAQs about Tips

Owners in the restaurant industry often have questions about tips. As a restaurant owner, it’s important to know your rights and responsibilities regarding tips so you can avoid disputes with employees and not put your business at risk.

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA), which is federal law, and the New York Labor Law (state law) determine how restaurant owners must deal with tips.

In the past, people paid restaurant bills with cash, but today credit cards are a popular and common form of payment.

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