U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCES NEW PLAN TO CURB LABOR VIOLATIONS

The United States Department of Labor recently announced plans to require companies to prepare and adopt compliance plans aimed at ensuring they do not violate wage, job safety and equal employment laws. The Department of Labor stated that its intention was to foster a culture of compliance among employers, rather than what it called the …

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Mandatory New Hire Notification for New York Employers

Effective October 26, 2009, New York employers are required to notify all new hires in writing of their hourly rate, overtime rate (if applicable) and payday.  Employers must also receive a written acknowledgment of such notification.  The Department recently posted on its website mandatory forms that must be used by employers with employees working in New …

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Genetic Information Discrimination in Employment

Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, otherwise known by its acronym “GINA”, prohibits genetic information discrimination in employment. Under this new law, which went into effect on November 21, 2009, it is unlawful to discriminate against an employee or applicant for employment because of genetic information. That is, an employer or …

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