Tag Archives: employers

Preparing to comply with the new proposed federal overtime rule: 5 action steps for employers

By: Isabel A. Crosby,  Ben Gipson and Daniel Turinsky It’s like déjà vu all over again. Many employers will recall putting plans in place, and maybe even handing out raises, in 2016 to comply with changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum salary thresholds, only to learn that a Texas federal judge had blocked the rule … Continue Reading

Be Aware UK: Deadline approaches for employers to comply with new payslip requirements for employees and workers

The Government’s achingly slow progress in implementing many of the key recommendations of the Taylor Review means that some of the proposals may be in danger of slipping from many employers’ radars. Indeed, a whole year has passed since the Government published its response to the Taylor Review (which itself was published in July 2017). Employers should be aware … Continue Reading

Growing your global workforce through contractors

By Yana Zubareva “If you can’t figure out the employee thing, just hire an independent contractor.” This is a common refrain for companies looking to expand into other countries. While hiring a contractor may seem like a quick and easy way to get an individual on the ground, failing to structure and document the contract properly … Continue Reading

New York City amends Human Rights Law – employers must engage in “cooperative dialogue” with employees seeking accommodation

On October 15, 2018, a new amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law regarding employer obligations when responding to an employee’s potential need for a reasonable accommodation will go into effect. The amendment requires employers with four or more employees in New York City to enter into a “cooperative dialogue” with any employee … Continue Reading

New York State and City Anti-Harassment Laws

By Evan D. Parness In the wake of the #MeToo movement, New York State and New York City governments have passed new laws aimed at sexual harassment prevention.  Businesses with operations in New York State and/or New York City must comply with these new laws. New York City: Effective September 6, 2018, all employers in … Continue Reading

Restrictive covenants: what are they and when and where can they be used

Should you be asking your employees to executive restrictive covenants to prevent them from exploiting your intellectual property, or luring away your customers or co-workers for the benefit of your competitors? Many employers answer this question with a yes. In the US, restrictive covenants are governed by state law, which can vary widely by state. … Continue Reading