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September 2017 Archives

DOL: Company failed to include everything in overtime calculation

The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division has obtained $165,379 in back wages and damages from a regional health care management company on behalf of 594 workers whose overtime rates were improperly calculated.

What does a Google lawsuit mean for women in the workplace?

Three women have filed a discrimination lawsuit against Google. The lawsuit alleges that Google paid these women less than male employees, and that they did not have the same opportunities for advancement as men within the company.

Sexual harassment allegations rock University of Rochester

For more than a year, a professor at the University of Rochester's prestigious Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences had been under scrutiny for alleged sexual harassment. Two professors in the department filed an internal complaint with the university last year, claiming that they and others had experienced years of sexual harassment and intimidation. The university cleared the professor of violating any university policy.

Employers must know New York’s laws

New York has some of the strictest and most comprehensive employment laws in the country. While the laws offer protections for employees, it can be difficult for employers to navigate all the rules and regulations. Coupled with federal law, New York businesses are forced to comply with a long list of standards.

Employers must know New York laws

New York has some of the strictest and most comprehensive employment laws in the country. While the laws offer protections for employees, it can be difficult for employers to navigate all the rules and regulations. Coupled with federal law, New York businesses are forced to comply with a long list of standards.

Looking for business-friendly noncompete laws? Try Idaho

Courts across the country have been siding with employees lately when it comes to non-compete clauses, and New York is no exception. In 2016, the New York State Attorney General said, "Unless an individual has highly unique skills or access to trade secrets, non-compete clauses have no place in a worker's employment contract."

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