Wage & Hour Compliance

By Daniel B. Klein

The Massachusetts Attorney General has issued the awaited, mandatory Earned Sick Time Notice.

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law, which takes effect July 1, 2015, employers shall post this Notice in a conspicuous location accessible to employees in every establishment where employees with rights under this law and

By Condon McGlothlen

On May 27, 2015, New York’s State Department of Labor (“NYSDOL”) issued proposed rules regarding payment of wages by payroll debit cards (sometimes called “pay cards”).  The proposed regulations contain good news and bad news for employers.  The good news is that they appear to let employers pay either by direct deposit

By Brian A. Wadsworth

Employers are well aware that the protections provided by 42 U.S.C. § 1981 extend to both United States citizens and permanent residents, colloquially referred to as “green card holders.”

Some employers, however, may be unaware that lawfully present aliens who are not green card holders may also be protected by § 

By Erin Dougherty Foley and Craig B. Simonsen

pic.docxIn a recent “shinny” blog by Jesse Lawder, the U.S. DOL’s Chief of Staff (Acting), Office of Public Affairs, we are told – again – that an “open, transparent government is one of the hallmarks of democracy.” It seems, though, that the government is shining its lights

By: Erin Dougherty Foley

On Monday, Apple unveiled its new MacBook (which is as pretty as it is light and nimble), number of new health related apps called “ResearchKit” (that claim to be able to help diagnose and monitor the progress of diseases like diabetes and Parkinson’s) and the much anticipated Apple Watch.  The watch

By: Alexander J. PassantinoRichard L. AlfredLoren GesinskyMeagan Noel Newman and James L. Curtis

As the Northeast braces for Winter Storm Juno, Seyfarth Shaw has prepared the following guidance to help employers navigate wage & hour issues arising from potential closures, as well as workplace safety issues related to severe

By: Caitlin Ladd

Employer-provided payroll cards programs remain a topic of discussion in the news and are now the subject of proposed legislation backed by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

On June 13, Scheinderman’s office published a report entitled “Pinched by Plastic:  The Impact of Payroll Cards on Law-Wage Workers”.  This report

By Kerry M. Mohan and Craig B. Simonsen

In a remarkable announcement, OSHA Administrator Dr. David Michaels has just issued a Decision on Referring Untimely 11(c) Complainants to the National Labor Relations Board (Decision), OM-14-60 (May 21, 2014).

This announcement comes just weeks after Dr. Michaels testified at a hearing before the Senate Subcommittee

By Justin T. Curley and Laura J. Maechtlen

Earlier this week, we blogged about certain risks for employers created by “Bring Your Own Device” programs.  We continue our blog series here by discussing some additional topics to consider when adopting a BYOD policy.

Employee Privacy Concerns

Any BYOD policy should clearly define employee privacy expectations.  

By Justin T. Curley and Laura J. Maechtlen

As employees have widely adopted personal mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, there has been a parallel trend of employers allowing (or requiring) their employees to use their own personal mobile devices at work.  This “Bring Your Own Device,” or “BYOD” movement, can provide benefits to