Entries tagged: labor employment

Employers: Beware of the Cat’s Paw

By: Arthur Yermash, Esq.

Posted: April 11th, 2011

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On March 1, 2011, the US Supreme Court issued an important decision affirming the viability of the “cat’s paw” theory of liability against employers in employment discrimination cases. Under the cat’s paw theory, an employer may be liable for discrimination against an employee when a supervisor is motivated by bias against the specific employee; performs […]

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New York Wage Theft Prevention Act

By: Arthur Yermash, Esq.

Posted: March 11th, 2011

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The Wage Theft Prevention Act (“Act”) was recently signed into law and becomes effective April 11, 2011. The Act significantly modifies employer requirements regarding wage notices, wage statements and payroll records, and posting requirements. Additionally, the Act includes more stringent anti-retaliation provisions and criminal and civil penalties against noncooperating employers. Below, we highlight some of […]

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New Rules for Contractors Classifying Workers as Employees v. Independent Contractors

By: Arthur Yermash, Esq.

Posted: February 11th, 2011

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New York government recently enacted the New York State Construction Industry Fair Play Act (“New Act”). The intent behind this new law is to address misclassification of construction workers as independent contractors instead of employees. This law created a new standard for determining whether a construction worker is an employee or independent contractor. Additionally, it […]

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