Month: November 2012

UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT TO DETERMINE WHO IS A “SUPERVISOR” IN CONTEXT OF UNLAWFUL WORKPLACE HARASSMENT

The United States Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday, November 26, 2012 in a matter in which the Court will have to determine who a “supervisor” is in the context of workplace harassment.  The definition is important because employers are automatically liable for damages in most cases in which a supervisor harasses a subordinate, but …

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AMENDMENT TO NEW YORK STATE LABOR LAW §193

New York State Labor Law §193 has been amended to  greatly expand the deductions an employer can make from an employee’s wages.  This amendment became effective on November 6, 2012. Until these amendments went into effect, New York employers were prohibited from deducting monies from an employee’s wages, with two narrow exceptions: Deductions authorized or …

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EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DUE TO SUPERSTORM SANDY

            Federal disaster unemployment assistance is now available to all New Yorkers have lost their job due to Superstorm Sandy and live or work in the Bronx, Kings, New York, Richmond, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland and Westchester counties.              This assistance will supplement New York’s existing unemployment insurance system and will expand eligibility to include …

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