Month: September 2015

The eye of the beholder

 One would hardly characterize the United States as "employee friendly." In spite to decades of worker protection laws being enacted, dating from the child labor laws of the early part of last century to the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) in the 1990s, it...

How to not sound greedy

 The president has requested that the Department of Labor issue new regulations on overtime, which will cost employers. Shockingly, that is the point. The dirty little secret of employment in the U.S. for the last 40 years is that employers have been given a...

Better late than never

 Marketing. That is what a lot of the discussion concerning the minimum wage really is. This week, New York Governor Cuomo has come out in support of a $15 per hour minimum wage. This has come after years of campaigning by unions and other groups who argue that...

Am I entitled to overtime pay?

If you have been asked or allowed to work more than 40 hours in a week, then you may have been entitled to overtime pay.Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), qualifying workers must receive overtime pay of at least one and one-half times their regular rates of...

More than just facts

Employment law cases involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation or hostile work environment are always complex. Because there are at least two parts to any case. There are what are typically described as "the facts."The facts are the laundry list of everything...

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