Labor & Employment Articles

Employers’ Annual Checkup

By Nicholas P. Melito Employers take note, at the start of this year, it is important to become compliant with many statutes and regulations but …

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New York State Bans Inquiries Into Salary History

Effective January 6, 2020, all employers in New York State are prohibited from asking about or relying on the salary history of an applicant or …

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The United States Supreme Court to decide whether federal Civil Rights Law will protect LGBT workers from workplace discrimination

The United States Supreme Court has announced it will decide whether the federal civil rights law protects gay, lesbian, and transgender workers from workplace discrimination …

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Spotlight on Withdrawal Liability

By Jonathan D. Farrell A multiemployer pension plan (otherwise known as Taft-Hartley plan) is a pension plan created by a collective bargaining agreement between a labor …

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Exempt and Non-Exempt Employees

By Richard M. Howard Introduction:  What Is An Exempt And A Non-exempt Employee Perhaps the worst mistake an employer can make is to classify a non-exempt …

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Sexual Harassment Prevention Legislation Update for NYC Employers

Further to our prior alerts regarding legislation prohibiting sexual harassment, employers in New York City should be aware that the required employee anti-harassment training provision …

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LIBN: If employee complains of harassment – What next?

When an employee comes forward with a sexual harassment complaint, it’s important for companies to take immediate action, attorneys and HR pros say. “It’s incumbent on …

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LIBN: Harassment April 2018

Larry R. Martinez, Co-Chair of Meltzer Lippe’s Labor & Employment Practice Group, is quoted extensively in an article published in Long Island Business News on …

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The benefits of arbitration are many; shouldn’t be dismissed

By Loretta M. Gastwirth Ronald Rosenberg’s recent “anti-arbitration” commentary in LIBN unfortunately repeats many myths about arbitration, all of which have been dispelled in recent years. …

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The Past Two Years Has Shown A Significant Increase in Costly Wage / Hour Litigation

The Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and state law equivalent mandate payment of a minimum wage and payment of time and one half of a non exempt employee’s hourly wage for hours worked in access of 40 in a week.

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