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David S. Rich
New York City Council Overrides Mayor's Veto Of Living Wage Statute

On June 28, 2012, the New York City Council, by a vote of 46 to 5, overrode Mayor Michael Bloomberg's veto of the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act, Local Law 37 of 2012 (the "New York City Fair Wages Act," the "Fair Wages Act," the...

John Holmquist
Be careful what you ask for: retaliatory counterclaims under the FMLA

Being sued by a current or former employee generally does not trigger many positive reactions from employers. A common question which is often asked is: can we counter-sue? When pressed by counsel for the basis of a counterclaim, the answers range from...

Abbey Spanier
Rewarding Wage Theft

Many banquet halls and catering establishments require customers to pay an additional "service charge," often around 20 % of the total cost. Can the establishments simply pocket the money or does this "service charge" belong to the...

Laurie E. Leader
Working Late -- Are Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives Entitled to Overtime?

In Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., the United States Supreme Court held that pharmaceutical sales representatives ("PSRs," also known as "detailers") qualify as "outside salesmen" exempt from minimum wages and overtime...

Eric Meyer
NJ reaffirms that officers may be personally liable for unpaid wages

Want another reason not to enter into a long-term contract with an employee? Most employment arrangements in the United States are at-will. That is, the employee may be fired (or may quit) at any time for any reason. Conversely, a term employment agreement...

Philip Miles
SCOTUS Grants Cert. in FLSA "Pick Off" Case - COTW #99

The Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in Genesis HealthCare Corp. v. Symczyk and it's the employment law Case of the Week! You can read the 3d Circuit opinion here . I know what you're thinking . . . "hey, wasn't that Lawffice...