Category Archives: Employment Law

Record-Keeping Actions Required When Hiring Employees

At Hans & Associates, we work with clients to prevent legal or regulatory disputes and also represent our business clients when disputes arise. We live in an administratively complex and legal world where many requirements are expected of business owners. … Continue reading

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How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants?

Minimum wage increases took effect on December 31, 2014, raising the New York minimum wage from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour for employees who work based on hourly wages. By the way, another minimum wage increase also occurs approximately a … Continue reading

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ACA and the Problems with a 30 Hour Work Week

Author: Stephen D.Hans Juggling compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and profitability is a problem many employers in the restaurant industry face today. Under the ACA, companies with 50 or more full-time employees must either pay for their full-time … Continue reading

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What Employers Should Understand about Disability Discrimination

Author: Stephen Hans Business owners typically look from an employer’s perspective and fire employees who cannot do the job. For the most part, this line of reasoning is valid and especially if you have at-will employment, where the employer has … Continue reading

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Highest New York Court Overturns Ban on Large Sized Sodas

Awhile back we published a blog post that discussed New York City’s ban on soda sizes that were 16 ounces or greater. Former Mayor, Michael Bloomberg proposed the ban to the City Council and sent it to the Board of … Continue reading

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District Court rules that restaurant firing was a recipe for disaster

A federal district court has ruled that Wisconsin restaurant Sparx must pay back pay and interest to a former employee who was fired in retaliation for complaining about a racist display in the workplace.  The restaurant is on the hook … Continue reading

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Frequently Asked Questions About New York Employment Law

Author: Stephen D. Hans Employment law can be complex and confusing for both the employer and the employee.  Following, are frequently asked questions concerning employment matters: Is an employer required to give a reason for firing or laying off an … Continue reading

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