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Hairstyle Discrimination in the Workplace

Are Your Company Policies Compliant with Hairstyle Discrimination Law? Hairstyle discrimination can be a form of racism in the workplace, according to NYC Human Rights Law. The NYC Human Rights Law “protects the rights of New Yorkers to maintain natural … Continue reading

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Employee Safety: Who Is Responsible?

The Pitfalls of Failing to Create a Safe Work Environment Employers are responsible for maintaining a safe work environment. Workers compensation insurance pays for accident injuries. Based on New York law, all employers with at least one employee must carry … Continue reading

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ACA (Affordable Care Act) Requirements and Expanding Businesses

Do’s and Don’ts for ACA Compliance The ACA (Affordable Care Act) requires that business owners with 50 or more employees provide their employees with healthcare benefits. To avoid this extra expense, some business owners try to keep their company under … Continue reading

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Are Cashless Restaurants Legal?

Could Going Cashless Result in Legal Problems? Going cashless is an emerging trend that business owners and restaurateurs are discussing, contemplating and testing. Some businesses have already gone cashless. What Are the Advantages of a Cashless System? According to CBS … Continue reading

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Facebook Settles Discrimination Lawsuits

Facebook Advertising Algorithms Allowed Advertisers to Discriminate In November of 2018, we wrote a blog about allegations that Facebook faced in ad discrimination lawsuits against women. After 18 months of negotiations, Facebook recently reached a settlement that included paying $5 … Continue reading

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Predictive Scheduling Changes No Longer Going into Effect

NY DOL Withdraws Predictive Scheduling Decision Recently, we released a blog about predictive scheduling changes that the New York Department of Labor had proposed putting into effect. Their proposed changes would have required employers to pay employees for schedule changes … Continue reading

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New York DOL Amends Pay Rules for Unscheduled and Cancelled Shifts

Employers Must Pay Workers for Schedule Changes Unscheduled and cancelled shifts will cost employers who will owe employees more wages based on predictive scheduling rules. The New York Department of Labor (NYDOL) made amendments on predictive scheduling in the New … Continue reading

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