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Unlimited Vacation - Wave of the Future or Potential Liability?

Franczek Radelet P.C • January 21, 2019
The idea seems so simple: Instead of carefully tracking how much time each employee takes off during the year, we all agree to treat one another as professional, responsible adults, and take off whatever time we need consistent with getting our work done. That’s the idea behind unlimited vacation or PTO policies, and it does seem great in theory. Employees get flexibility. Employers don’t have to book accrued vacation or PTO or worry themselves about complicated recordkeeping. Everyone is happy.

New York State Publishes Revised Proposed Regulations On Predictive Scheduling – Are You Ready?

Brody and Associates, LLC • January 22, 2019
On December 12, 2018, the New York State Department of Labor (“NYSDOL”) published revised proposed regulations on employer scheduling practices. These proposed regulations somewhat mirror New York City’s Fair Workweek Laws which have been in effect since November 2017, and which require certain fast food and retail employers to pay employees a “premium” for certain schedule practices. The effective date has yet to be announced.

California Enforces Arbitration Agreement with Staffing Agency in Favor of Worksite Employer

Jackson Lewis P.C. • January 20, 2019
An employer successfully compelled arbitration under an arbitration agreement that the plaintiff-workers had with their staffing agency, even though the staffing agency was not a defendant in the lawsuit.

New York Passes Bill Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Gender Identity or Expression

XpertHR • January 20, 2019
New York's legislature has passed a bill that would prohibit discrimination based on gender identity or expression and also categorize criminal offenses involving gender identity or expression as hate crimes subject to enhanced penalties.
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