Category Archives: Labor Law

Wage and Hour Regulation Pitfalls

Business owners can get themselves into trouble when not understanding wage and hours laws. What appears to be a bright idea that cuts corners and saves money is sometimes a violation that leads to costly consequences. The Fair Labor Standards … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court Finds that NLRB Appointments Were Unconstitutional

For small to mid-sized business owners who deal with unionization, it may be of interest to know that the U.S. Supreme Court recently declared President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) appointments were unconstitutional. On June 26, 2014, the U.S. … Continue reading

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Employers Should Start Using New E-Verify Forms

Staying on top of employment law changes can be difficult. On March 8, 2013, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published the Revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form, which is a new I-9 Form. Employers must use new I-9 … Continue reading

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What Does the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Think about the Proposed Minimum Wage Raise?

Author: Stephen D. Hans In the State of the Union address, President Obama proposed that Congress should raise the federal minimum wage in stages from $7.25 to $9.00 by 2015. He also proposed continuing to raise the minimum wage based … Continue reading

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Federal Judge States that Judicial Approval Not Necessary for FLSA Settlements

Author: Hans & Associates, P.C. Typically, when parties would settle their disputes over Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) issues, such as minimum wage and overtime claims, they had to present their settlement agreement to a U.S. District judge for approval. … Continue reading

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New York ABC Law Compliance

Author: Stephen Hans Queens Queens NY Labor & Employment Lawyer New York Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Law  makes it illegal for restaurants and bars to serve alcoholic beverages to anyone who is under the age of 21 or who is … Continue reading

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Complying with Tip Pooling and Tip Credits under the FLSA

Author: Hans Associates: Stephen D. Hans Queens, NY Employment Defense Attorneys The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) changed its rules about tipped employees when applying the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The DOL has provided a fact sheet  clarifying how … Continue reading

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