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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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How employers can guard against charges of bias

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Friday, November 3, 2017

Employers in New York and across the United States are prevented by federal law from discriminating against employees on the basis of race, sex, age, religion and some other factors. However, some employers may engage in perfectly legal behavior that could be perceived as discrimination. Companies can protect themselves against unfair charges of discrimination by… Read more »

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Court sides with employer in Title VII retaliation case

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects employees in New York and around the country from employers’ retaliatory acts after reporting violations, like sexual harassment. An employer, however, must intend that actions punish someone for lawful conduct before suffering liability for retaliation. In a recent 4th Circuit case, the Court held that to hold… Read more »

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How to hire with confidence

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Thursday, October 12, 2017

If a New York employer selects a candidate for any reason other than his or her qualifications, it could be seen as discrimination. As a general rule, employers are not allowed to discriminate against an applicant based on characteristics such as race, gender or national origin. To avoid discrimination, employers may be well served to… Read more »

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DEALING WITH NEW YORK STATE’S NEW PAID FAMILY LEAVE LAW

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Starting on January 01, 2018, employees in New York will be eligible for 8 weeks of Paid Family Leave (“PFL”). Employees will be eligible for payments equal to 50% of their average weekly wage or 50% of the average NY weekly wage, which ever is smaller. The average weekly wage in New York is $1305.92…. Read more »

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