Tag: New York


Laser Surgery Center to Pay $5 Million Following ERISA Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has reached an agreement with the owner of a Manhattan laser surgery center to pay $5 million to its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) to resolve violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).


What are the Best Cities for Education Jobs?

Whether you’re seeking a Montessori teacher, a college professor with tenure, or a librarian, they need a place to live. And if they’re renting, some cities are better than others.  How do the job opportunities and salaries in the education industry in your area measure up against housing costs?


You’ll Get a Kick Out of This One!

Workers’ compensation fraud is always good fodder for HRSBT! Case in point, a New York man was recently caught defrauding the system, as he claimed to be unable to work at his job, yet he was still able to teach kickboxing.


New York Employer Learns Costly Lesson About Paying the Correct Prevailing Wage Rate

By Zachary D. Morahan, Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP “Prevailing wages” are the premium wage rates paid to employees who perform labor on a “public” project, often a construction or highway project. Employers in the construction trade know all too well that the failure to pay the correct prevailing wage can have dire consequences, regardless of […]


Paid Family Leave: The New Trend?

The seas of HR are filled with paid sick leave legislation at the state and federal level. In the wake of such changes, a new paid sick leave trend just might be emerging—paid family leave.


New York Has New Paid Family Leave Law

The 2016 budget bill (S.B. 6406C) signed into law on April 4 by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo includes a paid family leave program that will provide partially-paid leave to nearly every employee in the state. New York is the fourth state, following California, New Jersey and Rhode Island, to enact a paid family leave program administered as part […]


Court: New York Employer Should Have Considered ‘Last Minute’ Accommodation Request

By Edward O. Sweeney, JD Many employers know that they need not keep an injured or ill employee’s job open forever if the employee is absent for an extended length of time. After all, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) only requires that covered employers afford eligible employees a mere 12 weeks of unpaid […]