Month: January 2021

INCREASE IN MINIMUM WAGE ON LONG ISLAND AND WESTCHESTER COUNTY

The minimum wage increased on December 31, 2020 on Long Island as well as Westchester County from $13.00 per hour to $14.00 per hour. All employees must be paid at least that amount of monies per hour for all hours worked, plus time-and-a-half for overtime. Feather Law Firm, P.C. strongly urges all employers to pay …

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THE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION DETERMINES THAT EMPLOYERS MAY MANDATE COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

On December 16, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued much-anticipated guidance to employers regarding mandatory Covid-19 vaccines in the workplace. In its new guidance, the EEOC states that it does not consider vaccinations to be “medical examinations”, which require special justification under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  This clears the way …

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