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Showing 6 posts from November 2016.

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Employer Alert: Key 2017 New York Employment Law Updates

Recent federal, state, and municipal employment law developments will have a significant impact on employers in 2017. Employers must update their employee handbooks, employment agreements, arbitration agreements, confidentiality agreements, and related policies and procedures to ensure that they are compliant with these developments. This is Part III of a four part series exploring key employment law updates for 2017. Part I reviewed important changes to United States federal law, and Part II explored updates to California state law.

We now address significant updates to New York state law: (Read More)

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Employer Alert: Key 2017 California Employment Law Updates

Recent federal, state, and municipal employment law developments will have a significant impact on employers in 2017. Employers must update their employee handbooks, employment agreements, arbitration agreements, confidentiality agreements, and related policies and procedures to ensure that they are compliant with these developments. This is Part II of a four part series exploring key employment law updates for 2017. Part I reviewed important changes to United States federal law.

We now address significant updates to California state law: (Read More)

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Employer Alert: Key 2017 Federal Employment Law Updates

Recent federal, state, and municipal employment law developments will have a significant impact on employers in 2017. Employers must update their employee handbooks, employment agreements, arbitration agreements, confidentiality agreements, and related policies and procedures to ensure that they are compliant with these developments. This is Part I of a four part series exploring key employment law updates for 2017. We begin with changes to United States federal law: (Read More)

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Injunction Issued in DOL Overtime Case

On Tuesday November 22, 2016, a federal District Judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction which, for now, blocks the implementation of new Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) regulations that were set to go into effect on December 1.  The regulations, which dramatically increase the minimum salary for the executive, administrative and professional “white collar” exemptions, would have significantly expanded the coverage of the FLSA by converting employees who are currently exempt from the FLSA’s overtime coverage into non-exempt employees who are eligible for overtime. (Read More)

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FCC Approves New Privacy Rules for Broadband Providers

On October 27, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved new rules for internet service providers' (ISPs) use and sharing of customer data. By a 3-to-2 vote, the FCC passed regulations requiring broadband providers to obtain express permission from subscribers to gather and give out data on their web browsing, app use, location and financial information.  As we have noted in previous blog posts, the proposed regulations proved to be quite divisive within the media industry, leading to a very volatile public comment period. (Read More)

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INSECURE: Is Your Hotel Security Staff Exposing You to Liability?

Are you a hotel owner and/or operator who employs a private security staff? If so, do not let administrative inattention threaten your business. Take a few key steps to reduce your potential liability. California regulations effective since 2011 require that all hoteliers employing their own security guards must be licensed with the state and failure to comply with the requirement could expose hoteliers to premises liability and negligence lawsuits. (Read More)