Wage Board Recommends $15.00 Minimum Wage For Fast Food Workers

The New York State Fast Food Wage Board has issued a series of resolutions recommending that the minimum wage for fast food workers be increased to fifteen dollars an hour. The New York State Minimum Wage Act establishes a minimum

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Department of Labor Issues Administrator’s Interpretation To Combat Worker Misclassification

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires the payment of minimum wage and overtime to employees. Many employers circumvent the law by classifying workers as “independent contractors.” On July 14th, the United States Department of Labor (“the Department”) issued an

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Changes to Overtime Regulations Are Coming

Today the Department of Labor issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would extend overtime protections to an estimated 5 million white collar workers.  The proposed rulemaking affects the Department’s regulations concerning the Executive, Administrative, and Professional exemptions under the

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Motive Without Knowledge – EEOC v. Abercrombie and Fitch

Samantha Elauf, a teenager and an observant Muslim, applied to work for retailer Abercrombie & Fitch. When she interviewed for the position she received a “qualified rating.” There was just one problem. Ms. Elauf, in accordance with her religious beliefs,

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Smallpdf.com – Free Tools For Working With .pdfs

The .pdf file format, developed by Adobe, has become ubiquitous. For lawyers, most, if not all, courts that accept electronic filing require documents to be filed in .pdf format. Most lawyers who try to go “paperless” will also store their

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Second Circuit Decision Protects Workers Who Complain Of Wage Theft To Their Employer

Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision, Greathouse v. JHS Security, which expands the scope of the anti-retaliation provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Overruling its own precedent on the issue, the

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Lawyers and Technology

I am part of the generation that came of age when computers became affordable tools for the office or home. Not yet universal but also not a rarity. I grew up using an electronic typewriter and transferred to a word

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