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December 2013 Archives

East Meadow Diner Must Pay Over $400,000 for Wage Violations

The owners of Colony Diner in East Meadow, New York were sentenced on November 14 to pay $338,000 plus $64,000 in fines and back taxes for intentionally underpaying their employees.

Microsoft Hits Delete Button on Its "Stack Ranking" Employee Review Method

Microsoft has recently announced that its human resources department is getting rid of its "stack ranking" method of reviewing employees. This system was very unpopular amongst its employees and management.

FEDERAL AND STATE AGENCIES WORK TOGETHER TO REDUCE THE PRACTICE OF EMPLOYEE MISCLASSIFICATION

New York State Attorney General Eric. T. Schneiderman along with officials from the New York State Department of Labor and the United States Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division signed memoranda in late November vowing to better protect the rights of employees who are victims of misclassification.

Senate Passes Bill Banning Discrimination against Gay Workers

The U.S. Senate recently passed legislation that would ban discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The measure, known as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), passed on a vote of 61-30.

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