New York City Mayor Signs Amended Salary Disclosure Bill Into Law

Employers can breathe a sigh of relief … for now. On May 12, 2022, New York City Mayor Eric Adams signed Introduction Number (Int. No.) 134-A into law, just days before the current salary disclosure law was set to take effect. New York City’s salary disclosure law...

ABCs of Employment Law: Retaliation

NOTE FROM ROBIN: In March, I began a series of very basic explanations of the federal laws that govern the workplace. The first installment covered discrimination in general, and the second installment covered religious accommodation. Subsequent posts will get into...

Weed policy options for multi-state employers — are there any?

You bet! As we all know, a growing number of states have legalized marijuana use to varying degrees. In some states, medical marijuana is permitted, but not recreational. In some states, anything goes. In some states, including New Jersey and New York,...

Is this lawsuit crazy smart, or just crazy?

Are customers who use self-checkout entitled to be paid for it? NOTE FROM ROBIN: At least one California lawyer thinks so. He recently filed a lawsuit contending that his client, a supermarket customer, and other California customers of the same supermarket chain, are...

Restaurant learns the hard way what an illegal tip pool looks like

Hard Eight BBQ says it misunderstood its obligations under the Fair Labor Standards Act by paying managers a share of tips earned by servers across the restaurant’s five locations. As a result, following a Department of Labor investigation it reached a...

The $450,000 workplace birthday party

There was this disability discrimination issue . . . An employer who shall remain nameless had a tradition of throwing a little birthday party for each of its employees on their special day. The birthday of one employee — we’ll call him “Elmo”...

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