Hot Topics & Recent Developments in Labor and Employment Law

Hot Topics & Recent Developments in Labor and Employment Law Join Goldberg Segalla and Employer Services Corporation for updates in labor and employment law and best human resources practices throughout the life cycle of an employee. When: Thursday, February 14, 2019 8 a.m. | Registration and continental breakfast 8:30 – 10: a.m. | Program Where: … Continued

Is it Time to Outsource Your HR?

You Know it’s Time to Outsource HR When… By Lauren Kersten, HR Professional Team Leader ESC has been working with for-profit and non-profit organizations of various sizes and industries for over 20 years. During the conversion process, we find that many of our new clients have things in common that helped them make the decision … Continued

Quiz Corner: Overtime Pay

Can You Refuse to Pay Unauthorized Overtime? Q: Can an employer refuse overtime pay for an employee if the company policy clearly states that overtime must have prior management approval? A:  Employees who clock in and out in order to be paid are usually nonexempt and only paid for the hours they work.  Even if the … Continued

Quiz Corner: Holiday Pay

Q:    Are employers required to provide holiday pay to part-time employees? A:    It depends. Employers aren’t obligated to pay any hourly non-exempt employee for holidays they do not work; however some employers voluntarily do so. Often times, companies will offer paid holidays to only full-time employees but some also have paid holidays for regular … Continued

Quiz Corner: Two Week Notice

If an employee gives a two-week notice of resignation, can an employer choose to terminate them immediately?

Compliance Update: NYS Sexual Harassment Prevention

Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy Update NY State has considered the many comments that were submitted in response to their proposed Sexual Harassment Prevention policy and training requirements, and posted their final model policy and training requirements.  They have back-tracked on their original requirement that the training of all current employees be completed by January 1,  2019 … Continued

Quiz Corner: Employee Advances

Is it okay to offer employees loans? By Kristen Kelly, HR Specialist & Onboarding Consultant Q:   An employee shared with his employer that his family is going through a hard financial situation. He indicated it was difficult to make ends meet. Is it OK to offer the employee a loan through an employee advance and … Continued

Quiz Corner: Working Under the Influence

Q: Are employees who come to work under the influence of an illegal substance covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? A: Under the ADA, employees who are currently engaged in illegal drug use are not considered qualified individuals with a disability. However, employees who are prescribed drugs to treat a condition are protected under … Continued

Uniform Maintenance Pay

If an employer requires uniforms for an employee, they must either maintain the uniforms or pay the employee a uniform maintenance pay. (Maintaining required uniforms includes washing, ironing, dry cleaning, alterations, repair or any other maintenance necessary.) This pay is in addition to the employee’s agreed rate of pay.