Month: October 2013

OVERVIEW OF THE GENETIC INFORMATION NONDISCRIMINATION ACT OF 2008

             The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, or GINA, prohibits covered employers, which includes all employers subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, from using genetic information when making employment decisions.  Because GINA just became law a few years ago and its scope is fairly …

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NEW LAW ENTITLES MOST HOMECARE WORKERS TO MINIMUM WAGE AND OVERTIME

               A new rule taking effect January 1, 2015 means most direct-care workers employed by agencies and other third-party employers will be entitled to at least the federal minimum wage and overtime as set forth in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).               The …

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FEDERAL APPEALS COURT IN NEW YORK DISMISSES OVERTIME CLAIM BECAUSE EMPLOYEE’S COMPLAINT WAS NOT SPECIFIC ENOUGH

             The Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the federal appeals court which covers New York, Connecticut and Vermont, recently made a very important decision regarding a failure to pay overtime claim.             In Dejesus v. Mgmt. Services, LLC, the plaintiff’s overtime claim was dismissed by …

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