Posts Tagged ‘liability’

Under New York State law, businesses with fewer than fifty full time employees are not legally mandated to provide a company health insurance plan.  Employers with fifty or more full time employees that chose not to offer coverage could face financial penalties imposed by the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility (ESR) provision.  However, for […]

It’s that time of the year again when many companies celebrate the upcoming holiday season by holding parties for their employees. While these events are intended as opportunities for staff to relax and enjoy themselves, they can be a hotbed of potential liability. Even if you host your holiday party off-site, the law may hold […]

We’ve often discussed importance of keeping accurate records of the hours your employees work. Here is another example of how accurately tracking your employee’s time working can help protect your business from possible claims brought by employees under the New York State Labor Law. According to § 162 of the New York Labor Law, businesses […]

Many businesses are not immune to workplace harassment. For example, a former employee of a business in Texas sued his employer for harassing him. Among other claims of verbal and physical abuse, the employee’s suit alleges that colleagues repeatedly assaulted him with a Taser. If your company does not have a process by which your […]

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires employers to pay “non-exempt” employees time and one half of their “regular rate” when they work in excess of forty hours in a week. The United States Department of Labor, the agency tasked with enforcing FLSA, has shown a willingness to aggressively initiate enforcement actions against employers suspected […]

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