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Robin Shea
Do You Have a Gender-Based Pay Gap? If So, You'll Have Some Explaining to Do

When it comes to the pay gap between men and women, I am a skeptic. Well, wait a minute. Let me try that again. I'm not skeptical about the existence of the pay gap. I'd be a fool to deny all that cold, hard reality. I just don't think...

Eric Meyer
Distinguishing State & Federal Disability-Accommodation Claims

Let's say you operate a business in NJ. Your disabled employee comes to you requesting an accommodation for his disability. Does the mere failure to provide that accommodation trigger a claim under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD...

Jon Hyman
You Should Pay Attention To This Post If You Have Unpaid Interns

According to Law.com, wage and hour litigation is big, and getting bigger . One area that has been poised for a take-off for a couple of years is unpaid internships. Three recent filings illustrate the dangers of using unpaid interns in your business...

Eric Meyer
4 New Employment Law Bills Now Pending in Congress

Below are summaries of four pieces of legislation of which employers should take note: Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act . Senator Tom Harkin (IA-D) introduced this bill last week. It would overturn the U.S. Supreme Court's...

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David S. Rich
What Payroll Records Must My Business In New York Keep?

New York State, like the federal government, does not require any particular order or form for the records that an employer must maintain concerning employees' wages and hours . Cf. 29 C.F.R. § 516.1(a) ("No particular order or form of...

Jon Hyman
The Best Time to Settle a Case

I've long believed that the best time to settle a case is while summary judgment is pending. It's when both sides have the most risk. The employer has the risk of a jury trial if the court denies the motion, and the employee has the risk of...

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