News

Reminder to Use Revised Form I-9

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

As a reminder, effective January 22, 2017, employers must use the revised Form I-9 to verify the identity and work eligibility of every new employee. Read More

Happy Holidays? New York State Department of Labor Finalizes New Wage Orders

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

As expected, the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) formally adopted new wage orders today which, among other things, set the minimum wage schedule and raised the minimum salary thresholds for executive and administrative positions to be considered exempt from overtime under New York Labor Law. Read More

Fifth Circuit Grants Expedited Hearing on Overtime Rule

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Employers who opposed the federal minimum salary level increase to maintain overtime pay exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) can rest a little easier this holiday season. It is now almost certain that the preliminary injunction precluding the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing the salary level changes to the federal overtime regulations, that would otherwise have nearly doubled the minimum salary level threshold for most exempt workers, will remain in effect until President-Elect Trump’s administration assumes control. Read More

President-Elect Trump Names DeVos as Nominee for Secretary of Education

Monday, November 28, 2016

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has recently published a “Legal Clips” post discussing how The Washington Post has recently reported that Donald Trump, president-elect, has named Bety DeVos as his nominee for Secretary of Education. Read More

Court Blocks DOL Overtime Rules

Monday, November 28, 2016

An Eastern District of Texas federal judge has issued a nationwide preliminary injunction that prevents the United States Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing its new overtime salary level rule. Read More

EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues

Friday, September 2, 2016

Read More

U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance On Civil Rights of Students with ADHD under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504)

Friday, July 29, 2016

On July 27, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a written guidance clarifying the obligation of schools to provide students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with equal educational opportunity under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Read More

United States Department of Labor Q & A Concerning White Collar Overtime Final Rule

Friday, July 22, 2016

https://www.dol.gov/whd/overtime/final2016/faq.htm#G4 Read More

EMPLOYERS NEED TO BE READY TO ASSESS CONTINUING EXEMPTION OF ITS WHITE COLLAR WORKERS WHEN THE NEW FLSA SALARY THRESHOLD GOES INTO EFFECT ON DECEMBER 1, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016

First, public school district and BOCES employers should keep in mind that under the FLSA (and NYS minimum wage law), bona fide teachers are exempt from minimum wage and overtime provisions--regardless of salary levels. Read More

New York State Law Expands Public Employee Ability to “Buyback” Military Service Time

Friday, July 1, 2016

New York State Law Expands Public Employee Ability to “Buyback” Military Service Time.   Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law on May 31, 2016 allowing all honorably discharged military veterans who are members of a New York State public retirement system to purchase up to three years of prior military service credit toward their […] Read More