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Law Office of Kristine A. Sova Kristine launched her solo labor and employment law practice in 2012 with an eye towards serving her clients in an…
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Law Office of Kristine A Sova | USA | 16 Oct 2019

As Election Day Approaches, Don’t Forget About New York’s New Voting Leave Law

This past spring, New York’s election laws were amended to provide for an additional hour of paid time off from work to vote. Previously, New York…
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Law Office of Kristine A Sova | USA | 26 Sep 2019

New York’s Expanded Pay Equity Law Goes into Effect on October 8

New York has long prohibited unequal pay for unequal work based on sex. However, come October 8, 2019, New York employers will also be prohibited…
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Law Office of Kristine A Sova | USA | 26 Aug 2019

Even More Myths About Hiring Independent Contractors

In two prior posts (Top Myths About Hiring Independent Contractors and More Myths About Hiring Independent Contractors), we identified six common…
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Law Office of Kristine A Sova | USA | 23 Jul 2019

Compensating Employees for Recreational Activities

A common way for employers to boost employee morale and promote team building is to host non-work related recreational activities, such as sports…
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Law Office of Kristine A Sova | USA | 24 Jun 2019

How to Craft a Non-Discriminatory Paternity Leave Policy

Historically, many employers provided paid maternity leave to mothers, while providing little to no leave to fathers. While employers may provide…
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Law Office of Kristine A Sova | USA | 21 May 2019

How to Properly Structure an Unpaid Internship Program in New York

A variation of this post appeared on my website a number of years ago following the initial wave of unpaid intern lawsuits that were filed in New York…
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Law Office of Kristine A Sova | USA | 24 Apr 2019

Notice and Policy Requirements for New York Employers without Employee Handbooks

For one reason or another, there are a number of employers that don’t have an employee handbook. Usually it is because they are too new a business…
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Law Office of Kristine A Sova | USA | 18 Mar 2019

The Who, What, When and How of Sexual Harassment Training in New York and NYC

Much has been written about the sexual harassment training now required for New York and NYC employers as a result of the #MeToo movement. The…
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Law Office of Kristine A Sova | USA | 26 Feb 2019

Federal WARN Act Allows Three Exceptions (But Notice Must Still Be Given)

The federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act offers protection to workers and their families by requiring employers to provide…
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Law Office of Kristine A Sova | USA | 24 Jan 2019

NYC Places Additional Obligations on Employers to Accommodate Nursing Mothers

In a prior post, we discussed how to draft a lactation break policy to accommodate nursing mothers and comply with federal and New York state law…
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