New York Wage Theft on Record Pace

To underscore the importance of staying on top of employment law issues, in the first 6 months of 2015, New York has collected over $18 million from employers in the state and paid those monies to employees who have alleged they were illegally denied minimum wage, overtime pay or fringe benefits.  According to Governor Cuomo’s…

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“One Toke Over The Line”

As medical and recreational use of marijuana gains more acceptance in states across the country, employers must be diligent in exercising care to comply with employment laws.  Bennett Law Firm advised us this week of a recent decision by the Supreme Court of the state of Colorado that found in favor of the employer.  In…

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EEOC Making More Anti-Business News

For many months, the NLRB was making all the headlines with their many anti-business decisions, but it appears now that the EEOC wants to get back in the stick-it-to-business game.  Within the past few weeks, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission moved aggressively on two different fronts: first, filing a complaint alleging that an employer violated…

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Rhode Island Adds Pregnancy Protections

The Rhode Island legislature last month amended its Fair Employment Practices law to require employers to make reasonable accommodation for pregnant women and new mothers.  Under the bill, which Governor Gina Raimondo signed into law last week, employers must accommodate an employee’s or prospective employee’s pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition.  Further, the bill prohibits…

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Oregon Latest to “Ban The Box”

The state of Oregon become the latest to pass legislation into law that restricts the ability of employers to ask applicants about past criminal convictions.  The measure (HB3025), signed into law by Oregon Governor Kate Brown last month, prohibits employers from excluding job applicants from an initial interview solely due to a past criminal conviction. …

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CFA Webinar

Members may want to consider attending the June 2 webinar being sponsored by the Coalition of Franchisee Associations.  On June 2, CFA will sponsor a webinar entitled: How to Attract, Retain and Promote Millennials in Your Workplace from 2 – 3 PM.   DDIFO members can register for the Webinar by visiting the CFA Webinar Registration…

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