Archive for the ‘Employment’ Category

Non-compete agreements are prevalent. The trend has been for employers to require everyone (lawn care workers, interns, summer camp workers, etc.), regardless of skill, to sign non-competes. This trend is poised to change. Recently, a journalist challenged the validity of her New York non-compete agreement when her former employer (Lexis Nexis d/b/a Law360) informed her […]

If you own a business that employs several or more people, chances are you have to be concerned with how best to deal with scheduling. Ten percent of the American workforce is subjected to on-call scheduling practices. Recently, the New York State Attorney General conducted an inquiry regarding the scheduling practices of thirteen major retailers […]

If you are running a small business, employing interns for extra help may seem like a win-win situation. College students can gain valuable real world experience, and employers can have a few extra hands around at little or no cost. As competition in the job market increases, many young adults look to internships as a […]

Many small business owners are concerned with how raising the minimum wage will affect their business. For many small businesses, employee wages are a large percentage of expenses. Recently, there has been much coverage in the media concerning the “fight for fifteen,“ a movement in New York and California to raise the minimum wage to […]

by Leonard A. Bellavia, Esq. Senior Partner, Bellavia Blatt & Crossett, PC The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) establishes the minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards that your business must adhere to.  You may not be aware that FLSA and its minimum wage provisions apply to salesperson pay.  Even if you pay your […]

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