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NYC Proposed Legislation for Fast Food Restaurants

Recently the New York City Council has proposed bills that could affect considerably how fast food restaurants deal with scheduling work. What is a fast food restaurant? The bills define fast food establishments as franchises that are part of a … Continue reading

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NYC Employment Law — Pre-tax Transit Benefits

As employers, sometimes it is difficult to keep with the employment law changes, which is why you should consult periodically with an employment defense lawyer and stay apprised of new laws. At the end of October 2014, New York City … Continue reading

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Defending a sexual harassment case

Sexual harassment is discrimination that occurs in the workplace as defined by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In terms of employment law the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines sexual harassment as: “Unwelcome sexual advances, requests … Continue reading

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Warning: Your social media policies may get you in trouble with the NLRB

As social media becomes the norm in everyday life, federal regulators are getting touchy about employers creating policies that limit what employees can say online. In the past, employers have discouraged employees from making negative comments about the company or … Continue reading

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FSLA Challenges–How Does Overtime Work with a Fluctuating Work Week?

Author: Hans & Associates, P.C. In recent years, the changes and complexities of wage and hour laws have made it difficult for small businesses to comply with regulations. Yet, with wage and hour lawsuits on the rise, small businesses are … Continue reading

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Stephen D. Hans & Associates Wins Ruling on Behalf of Employer

Federal Court Denies Wage and Hour Claim against Restaurant Owner Author: Stephen D. Hans &  Nils C. Shilitto The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York has dismissed a wage and hour lawsuit brought by an alleged … Continue reading

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EEOC Clarifies the Use of Criminal Background Checks in Hiring

Author: Stephen D. Hans Queens, NY Employment Defense Attorneys NBC News reported that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approved by a four-to-one vote new rules for employers who use criminal background checks when screening candidates for hiring. The new … Continue reading

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