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

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

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

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

Friday, July 22, 2016 Read More


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

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 public employee pension service time.  This new law, which was effective immediately, eliminates […] Read More

EEOC Increases Fines for Posting Violations

Friday, July 1, 2016

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced on June 2, 2016 that covered employers that fail to post the required notices of employee rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) may be hit with civil fines of […] Read More

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Addresses Equal Pay Rights and the Rights of Pregnant Workers

Monday, June 27, 2016

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted three resource documents on its website ( on June 14, 2016 that address equal pay rights and the rights of pregnant workers under federal law. Read More

UPDATED: Governor Signs Paid Family Leave Policy into Law

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

On April 4, 2016, Governor Cuomo signed legislation as part of the State’s 2016-2017 budget to phase in a plan to require certain employers to provide employees with up to 12 weeks of paid family leave when caring for an employee’s infant, a family member with a serious health condition or to relieve family pressures when a family member (including a spouse, domestic partner, child or parent) is called to military active services. Paid leave to care for a family member includes leave to care for a child, parent, grandchild, grandparent, spouse or domestic partner. Read More