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Clocking CityTime, the Craziest Contract Ever

July 1, 2010
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New York City timekeeping system is a dozen years late, 10 times pricier and not even half-finished.
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Why Employers Should Expand Management Training

June 1, 2010
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'Common-law' claims can prove every bit as problematic—and costly—as statutory discrimination claims, so employers should incorporate training in these general areas of the law into their overall management training program.
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Bill Proposes Wage Floor on New York City Projects

May 24, 2010
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New York borough politicians are pushing 'living wage' legislation to guarantee wages of at least $10 an hour plus benefits for jobs created at any city-subsidized projects.
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Internship Programs Face Increased Regulatory Scrutiny

May 20, 2010
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The Department of Labor has issued a fact sheet reminding employers that interns must be paid in accordance with federal law, unless the strict requirements of a six-part federal test are satisfied. Here are the elements of that test, and some guidelines on how to ensure your internship program doesn't snare your organization in a labor law violation.
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UAL-Continental Merger Triggers Multimillion-Dollar Exec Bonuses

May 7, 2010
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The payouts will be richer on the Continental side because its merger is a change in control. Any move of the headquarters more than 50 miles from Houston allows executives to resign ‘for good reason,’ which adds to their payouts.
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FLSA Retaliation for Complaint to State Agency

May 7, 2010
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Firing an employee who has made any complaint about wages or overtime pay could subject the employer to liability for retaliation under the FLSA’s complaint clause as well as applicable state law.
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Home Care Service Sued Over Pay Practices

April 15, 2010
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When reached for comment, McMillan Home Care’s president did not deny the charges, but said employees no longer work more than 40 hours a week.
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Overtime Pay Exemption Considered

March 9, 2010
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Careful review of job descriptions, together with review of applicable state and federal overtime exemptions, is necessary to make informed decisions about overtime pay obligations.
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Ledbetter Fair-Pay Law Has Yet to Flood Courts

February 25, 2010
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The year-old bias law has changed the rules, however, and some experts say litigation may rise.
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Employers Urged to Save Pay Documents

February 25, 2010
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To defend themselves against allegations of discriminatory pay practices, employers may have to go back decades to provide documentation to defend against those claims. Such records may include payroll files, compensation programs, performance reviews and any of the decisions and guidelines around starting pay, promotional pay and merit increases.
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