To ask or not to ask? No longer a question… No matter how much preparation and practice you do before an interview, the uncomfortable question about your previous salary history can instantly throw you off your game. Many of us have gone into an interview not knowing how to answer that dreaded question and fortunately, that issue will no longer be able Read more about New Salary History Law in Effect for NYC[…]
Morristown Employers: Are You Complying with the New Paid Sick Leave Ordinance?
As flu season rolls through and allergy season commences, it is pretty much inevitable that workers will need some time off to address their health or their family’s health issues. While most employers do in fact give employees some paid time off each year to be used for sick leave, in many places, the law Read more about Morristown Employers: Are You Complying with the New Paid Sick Leave Ordinance?[…]
Perhaps It’s Not So Final: Texas Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction on The Final Rule on Overtime Regulations
By Winifred E. Campbell Twenty-one states filed a lawsuit, State of Nevada v. United States Department of Labor, in September, alleging the revisions to the overtime regulations, known as The Final Rule (“the Rule”), were unconstitutional. United States Magistrate Judge Amos Mazzant of the Eastern District of Texas, appointed by President Obama, issued a preliminary Read more about Perhaps It’s Not So Final: Texas Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction on The Final Rule on Overtime Regulations[…]
Resolution of Labor and Employment Disputes in EU Nations
By Winifred E. Campbell, Esq. Employment and labor disputes in the United States are frequently filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and/or heard by an arbitration panel before a lawsuit is ever filed. However, this is not the standard in many nations of the Europe Union (EU). In fact, most countries prohibit Read more about Resolution of Labor and Employment Disputes in EU Nations[…]
The Final Rule on Overtime Regulations
By Winifred E. Campbell The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor has issued an update to the regulations defining who must be paid overtime wages and who is exempt from being paid overtime wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Final Rule, as it is known, will become effective Read more about The Final Rule on Overtime Regulations[…]
Business Startups: Partnerships
If you are planning to go into business with one or more people, you can choose to establish your business as a partnership, corporation, or limited liability company (LLC). Registering and Paying Taxes Filing a partnership, while not as simple as filing a sole proprietorship, is still fairly easy. Depending upon where you are located, Read more about Business Startups: Partnerships[…]
Is a Sole Proprietorship Right for You?
If you are planning to start a small business, a sole proprietorship may be right for you. It is the most common form of business structure, and it is relatively easy and inexpensive to establish. In fact, if you are presently carrying out any business activities (as, for example, a freelance editor or graphic artist), Read more about Is a Sole Proprietorship Right for You?[…]
The ABCs of Independent Contractor Agreements
Are you considering hiring independent contractors? While there are financial advantages to doing so, such as reduced payroll costs and flexibility in staffing, there are risks, particularly with regard to your business’ proprietary information. In order to avoid or minimize these risks and protect your assets, you should draw up a comprehensive independent contractor agreement Read more about The ABCs of Independent Contractor Agreements[…]
5 Ways Your Business May Be Violating Employment Laws
Do you consider yourself a flexible boss? Do you believe that you treat your employees fair? A few years ago, the California Chamber of Commerce released a study that stated many business owners may be violating employment laws unknowingly just by being flexible or fair. Much of the problem with employment law arises from the Read more about 5 Ways Your Business May Be Violating Employment Laws[…]
Are your employee contracts up to par? New legislation regarding intellectual property rights pending in New Jersey.
A new bill has been introduced in the New Jersey Legislature regarding contracts with employees relating to their inventions. The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman David C. Russo and Assemblyman Craig J. Coughlin, is intended to protect employee common law rights to ownership and usage of employee inventions that are totally unrelated to the job functions Read more about Are your employee contracts up to par? New legislation regarding intellectual property rights pending in New Jersey.[…]