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“Cat’s Paw” Liability – Employer’s liability for an employee’s discriminatory conduct

Several months ago, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision that warrants attention by employers. The case involved the following essential facts: After receiving unwanted sexual photographs from a co-worker, the recipient (a New York ambulance company employee named Vasquez) reported the incident to her supervisor and filed a formal complaint with the […]


Required Use of New I-9 Form

While employers were granted a reprieve from implementing the regulations regarding overtime rates (see previous article), other changes impacting employers proceed unabated.  One such change that might go unnoticed is the requirement to begin using, no later than January 22, 2017, the revised I-9 employment eligibility verification form issued by United States Citizenship and Immigration […]


Prepare Now BUT WAIT For Implementation of New FLSA Wage and Hour Rules

Only 10 days prior to the December 1, 2016 effective date of the new rules relating to payment of employee overtime (see preceding article), a federal judge has issued an injunction barring implementation of the rule.  For employers who had not yet taken steps to prepare for the rule change, the Texas court’s ruling may […]


Prepare Now For Implementation of New FLSA Wage and Hour Rules

On May 18, 2016, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor announced new rules relating to payment of employee overtime, to become effective December 1, 2016. The updated rules were adopted in large part to address concerns with the existing low salary threshold used in connection with identifying those executive, administrative […]