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Pitfalls for employers who want to pay in crypto

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Wednesday, December 27, 2017

As cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin and Etherium grow in the public consciousness and become more relevant in everyday life, New York employers may have incentives to pay their employees in crypto. Such an action might bring cryptocurrencies further into everyday use and help employers attract tech-savvy personnel. Entrepreneurs and business owners interested in paying employees… Read more »

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Google wins temporary respite in gender discrimination case

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Monday, December 18, 2017

New York residents may be aware that the internet search giant Google has been accused of racial and sexual discrimination and nurturing a workplace environment hostile to women and minorities. The technology company won a victory of sorts on Dec. 4 when a San Francisco Superior Court judge dismissed a class action lawsuit brought on… Read more »

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Man’s wage and hour claim falls flat

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act is a complex law that governs most employers in New York. Employers are required to comply with its wage and hour provisions and to pay a minimum hourly wage to their statutory, non-exempt employees. Workers sometimes file claims against their employers, alleging that the employers have violated the overtime… Read more »

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Exec producer of “The Flash” fired for sexual harassment

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Thursday, December 7, 2017

New Yorkers are likely aware of the numerous powerful men who have recently been accused of sexual harassment. According to reports, Andrew Kreisberg, the executive producer of such shows as “The Flash” and “Arrow,” has been terminated from his job by Warner Bros. Entertainment after the company’s investigation into sexual harassment allegations that were lodged… Read more »

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How companies can best respond to sexual harassment claims

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Monday, December 4, 2017

How New York employers and others throughout the country handle sexual assault allegations could play a role in how the case proceeds. Companies that take such complaints seriously may limit their liability as well as the potential for backlash against the brand. The first step that a company may want to take is to hire… Read more »

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How to pay workers when the weather is bad

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

New York residents tend to celebrate the holidays with food and family. However, they may also celebrate with a fresh coat of snow on the ground. In some cases, the snow makes it impossible to operate a business. If an employer decides to close because of bad weather, exempt employees are generally still entitled to… Read more »

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Changes may be coming to tipped pooling rules

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Thursday, November 16, 2017

In October 2017, the Department of Labor created a proposal that would rescind a 2011 rule related to tip pooling. That rule forbids employers in New York and other parts of the country from forcing workers who aren’t paid minimum wage from sharing tips with those who typically don’t receive them. The proposal from the… Read more »

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Prepare for the annual minimum wage increase

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Whenever the minimum wage increases, small businesses tend to take the biggest hit. Finding where that extra money will come from isn’t easy. Thanks to New York’s minimum wage law, which first went into effect last year, wages increase for the next four years until they reach $15/hour (or $10/hour for a tipped wage). On December… Read more »

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Bad interviews and discrimination lawsuits

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Thursday, November 9, 2017

Employers in New York are usually quite aware of anti-discrimination laws. In response, workplace management often establishes procedures that can prevent bias from taking place during hiring, advancement and retention practices. In some cases, however, an applicant or employee may still perceive an injustice and file a lawsuit or complaint against the employer. In one case decided… Read more »

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The FLSA and how it applies to public and private employers

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Tuesday, November 7, 2017

In New York, both public and private employers are covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act. There are differences between how the law applies, however. It is important for employers to understand the rules for their particular types of businesses so that they can avoid potential liability. Private employers that meet the enterprise test are covered… Read more »

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