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Second Circuit narrowly reads FLSA exemptions in Novartis ruling

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 27 2010

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a significant and potentially far-reaching decision, recently, when it held that Novartis’ pharmaceutical sales representatives are entitled to overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and related New York and California laws

New York State takes aim at worker misclassification: the Commercial Goods Transportation Industry Fair Play Act

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 14 2014

On Friday, January 10, 2014, Governor Cuomo signed into law the New York State Commercial Goods Transportation Industry Fair Play Act (the Act). The

NYC Workplace Religious Freedom Act clarifies when employers must make religious accommodations

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 31 2011

On August 30, 2011, Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed legislation, called "The Workplace Religious Freedom Act" (the "Act"), clarifying the standard that almost all New York City employers must apply when evaluating an employee's request for a religious accommodation

Unemployment laws have new teeth under the Integrity Act: are you ready?

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 3 2013

In 2011, President Obama signed the Unemployment Insurance Integrity Act (the "Act") as part of the enactment of the Trade Adjustment Assistance

New York's minimum wage to rise to $9 per hour over the next three years

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 26 2013

Late last month, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law new legislation that, among other things, will raise New York's minimum wage to $9 per hour

Employment law counseling & training tip of the month

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2014

Now is the time of year when many employers look forward to the arrival of winterspring interns or volunteers, often students, but not infrequently

New York’s hospitality industry wage order takes effect January 1, 2011

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 29 2010

In mid-December, after one year of study and deliberations following proposed rulemaking, the New York State Department of Labor ("NYDOL") filed its long awaited wage and hour order affecting employees working in the restaurant and hotel industries (the "Wage Order"

New York City pregnancy accommodation law now in effect

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 30 2014

The most recent amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law takes effect January 30, 2014. It requires employers to reasonably accommodate

U.S. Supreme Court unanimously overturns Ninth Circuit, finding employer's review of personal text messages reasonable

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 17 2010

Today, in a decision authored by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously overturned a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in a case involving an employee’s assertion that a government employer had violated the Fourth Amendment by unreasonably obtaining and reviewing personal text messages sent and received on employer-issued pagers

New "ban the box" developments in Baltimore, Rochester, and Minnesota

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 27 2014

Criminal background checks and a desire to increase employment opportunities for the formerly incarcerated continue to be a hot topic in state and