After much discussion and negotiation, New York State passed a Paid Family Leave Benefits Law on April 1, 2016. Click below to view a webinar hosted by HSE Labor and Employment Attorney Luke P. Wright addressing what this law entails and the actions that employers should consider taking today, before the law goes into effect.
Big changes are in store for employers in New York State. On April 4, 2016, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed off on legislation to implement scheduled wage hikes that will eventually raise New York’s minimum wage to $15.00 per hour over a period of several years. The amount and pace of the increase will vary based upon geographic location within the State. The increase represents a compromise between Governor Cuomo, who sought a faster rise to the $15.00 per hour mark, and the Senate Republicans, who pushed for more time for employers to adjust to a rising wage.
From the World Wide Web to over the phone, cyber criminals are finding more and more ways to trick us into sharing personal information, many times without us thinking twice about it.
In a decision that should send a chill down the spines of Human Resource professionals everywhere, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently found that a company’s Director of Human Resources could be individually liable for violating the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The decision, Cathleen Graziadio v. Culinary Institute of America et al., was decided by the Second Circuit on March 17, 2016 and is available here. (view as PDF)
On February 6, HSE Privacy and Data Security Practice Group Head F. Paul Greene presented on Greater Rochester Enterprise’s “Eyes on the Future” program. Paul, joined by Brian Hedges of Mengel Metzger Barr and Mike McCartney of Digits LLC, discussed why it is crucial for all companies, regardless of size, to take steps to protect their data. Paul also stressed pre-breach planning as key to mitigating risk when systems are compromised.