Posts tagged New York wage and hour law.

Alyssa Peters
Alyssa Peters

Happy Holidays!  It's that time of year again.  A feeling of excitement in the air, presents, parties, frivolity, EEOC charges. . . . No, this is not a guessing game of “which word doesn’t fit.” With the end of the year coming to a close, and the holiday season culminating with one of the biggest Christian holidays of the year, EEOC charges and other workplace complaints ...

The November edition of ConstangyTV's Close-Up on Workplace Law tackles workplace holiday parties, the legal risks, and how to minimize those risks. Hot Dog Man.flickrCC.JeleneMorrisHost Leigh Tyson interviews Gary Wheeler of our Jacksonville Office about what employers should and shouldn't do. If you haven't already done so, please subscribe to our YouTube channel.

The new, improved I-9 form. Elizabeth ...

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(Well, anyway, everything you need to know to keep your risk of being sued to a minimum.)

First, we have a new episode of ConstangyTV's Close-Up on Workplace Law. Our latest show is on workplace holiday parties, in which host Leigh Tyson interviews Gary Wheeler of our Jacksonville Office about the legal risks ...

Chanukah starts at sundown this Sunday, and Christmas is only three short weeks away. Can you throw a workplace holiday party that won't result in a lawsuit? It has been ages since we've had a quiz. Let's do it!

For more on this topic, please listen to the webinar on holiday parties that I did yesterday with Laura Kerekes and the excellent people at ThinkHR. The replay is available here.

If news reports are true (and perhaps they are not), then the ex-General Manager of NBC's Today show provides a good example of how not to treat employees.

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Jamie Horowitz was hired away from ESPN to save the Today show, which has fallen behind its rival Good Morning America in the ratings.

He was fired only 78 days later, and he hadn't even had a chance to take over the show. His "listening tour ...

Yeah, yeah - I know it isn't even Thanksgiving yet, but you are planning your holiday party now, and you want answers to your burning questions while you still have time to do something about it.

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"It's not even Black Friday, Charlie Brown!"

And, as luck would have it, I presented a webinar on Wednesday with David Weisenfeld of XpertHR on "How to Make Your Workplace Holiday Party Sparkle ...

When it comes to Halloween in the workplace, just call me Scrooge.

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Halloween costumes at work? Bah! Humbug!

A reader writes,

Hi, Robin. I dread the prospect of employees coming to work in inappropriate Halloween costumes. I've seen costumes that are sexually provocative, or that reflect racial or ethnic stereotypes. Some people even say that employers shouldn't have Halloween ...

NOTE: Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no post on Friday. Happy Thanksgiving and happy Chanukkah!

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*SARCASM ALERT*

The following is a public service announcement. Only you can prevent your company from having a boring holiday party by following these six steps.

1. Let the wine flow like . . . wine! Alcohol should always be served at  company functions. One can never have ...

YIKES! Lady Gaga: Wage-and-hour lawyer's nightmare!

Lady Gaga has been sued for unpaid overtime by her former personal assistant, Jennifer O'Neill. (No relation to the beautiful star of Summer of '42.) Ms.Lady_Gaga_Madame_Tussauds_Sydney.jpg O'Neill, who has claims under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and New York state wage and hour law, says that she was at Ms. Gaga's beck and call 24/7 for about 15 months but was paid ...

Robin Shea has 30 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
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