On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court announced an extremely narrow, pro-employee test for determining whether a worker is properly classified as an independent contractor.  The new standard, set forth in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, is so stringent that workers rights’ advocates are predicting a sweeping re-classification of workers throughout the…

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Since our May 7 Blog Post covering new sexual harassment legal requirements for New York State employers, on May 9, NY City Mayor De Blasio signed a series of Bills further altering the sexual harassment landscape for employers in NY City. The most significant change, which will be effective on April 1, 2019, requires employers…

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In response to the #Metoo movement and the increased national dialogue regarding sexual harassment in the workplace, the State of New York (and, subject to signature by Mayor De Blasio, NY City as well) have issued sweeping new legal requirements and prohibitions that have greatly changed the landscape for most NY employers. Written Disseminated Policies…

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As mentioned in our blog post on the Department of Labor’s (“Department”) new opinion letters clarifying aspects of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), April has seen a lot of changes and clarifications to the FLSA. One topic that has been discussed at length is the practice of tip pooling – which is common in…

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April is already 17 days old and Washington D.C. is still under threat of snow – but bad weather has brought with it a flurry of action surrounding the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). In addition to the United States Supreme Court’s big ruling that Service Advisors at automotive dealerships are FLSA exempt, the Department…

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