Client Advisories

In the labor relations context, in particular, practical advice shaped by legal understanding is more critical to a client's success than a narrow focus on the law alone.

We issue advisories to our clients on important changes and developments in the field; our more recent advisories appear below


Medical Marijuana Usage May Require Accommodations, July 19, 2017 - by Tonianne Florentino

Update: New York City Freelancer Rules to Take Effect July 24, July 14, 2017 - by Nicholas R. Bauer

New York City Prohibits Inquiries Into Salary History, April 17, 2017 - by Kristina T. Grimshaw

Court Blocks Department of Labor Overtime Rules; Local Requirements Still Have Effect, November 23, 2016 - by Nicholas R. Bauer

New York City to Enact Significant Protections for Freelancers, November 17, 2016 - by Nicholas R. Bauer

EEOC Revises Proposal to Collect Pay Data from Employers, July 29, 2016 - by Nicholas R. Bauer

Salary Minimum for Overtime Exemption to More than Double in December 2016, May 26, 2016 - by Nicholas R. Bauer

New York State to Mandate Paid Family Leave, Increase Minimum Wage, April 26, 2016 - by Nicholas R. Bauer

Caregivers Now Have Protected Status Under New York City Human Rights Law, January 21, 2016 - by Nicholas R. Bauer

Employees of Federal Contractors Entitled to Paid Sick Leave, October 23, 2015 - by Kristina T. Grimshaw

NLRB Finds Obligation to Recognize Union Based On Purchaser’s Compliance with NYC Worker Retention Law, October 16, 2015 - by Philip F. Repash

NLRB Vastly Expands Joint-Employer Doctrine, September 2, 2015 - by Philip F. Repash

Department of Labor Issues New Guidance on Classifying Independent Contractors, July 31, 2015 - by Nicholas R. Bauer

Notable End-of-Term Supreme Court Cases, July 20, 2015 - by Philip F. Repash, Kristina T. Grimshaw and Amanda M. Baker

New Test in Second Circuit for Intern v Employment Relationship, July 17, 2015 - by Kristina T. Grimshaw

Salary Minimum for Overtime Pay Exemption to More than Double Under New DOL Rule, July 2, 2015 - by Nicholas R. Bauer

New York City Bans the Box, June 30, 2015 - by Amanda M. Baker

New York State Assembly Passes Pay Equity Legislation, May 13, 2015 - by Kristina T. Grimshaw

New York City Commission on Human Rights to Conduct Employment Discrimination Investigations Using Undercover “Testers”, May 12, 2015 - by Amanda M. Baker

New York City Passes Law Banning Use of Credit History in Employment Decisions, May 8, 2015 - by Nicholas R. Bauer

NLRB General Counsel Offers Guidance On Employer Policies, March 31, 2015 - by Kristina T. Grimshaw

U.S. Supreme Court Establishes New Framework for Pregnancy Accommodation Cases, March 27, 2015 - by John P. Keil

New York City Enacts Affordable Transit Act, January 8, 2015 - by Kristina T. Grimshaw

Annual Wage Notice No Longer Required for New York Employers, January 2, 2015 - by Nicholas R. Bauer

2015 Employer Update, December 30, 2014 - by John P. Keil

NLRB Gives Employees the Right to Use Company Email for Protected Non-Work Purposes, December 19, 2014 - by Nicholas R. Bauer

New York Employers Must Grant Leave to Volunteer Emergency Responders, December 18, 2014 - by John P. Keil

New York Annual Wage Notice Requirement Remains Effective for 2015, December 17, 2014 - by Nicholas R. Bauer

Minimize Risks Associated with Employer Sponsored Holiday Parties, December 10, 2014 - by Laura C. Monaco

New York Executive Order 38 and the State Agency Regulations on State-Funded Executive Compensation, August 22, 2014 - by Laura C. Monaco

NLRB Expands Specialty Healthcare Micro-Units Into Retail Sector, August 14, 2014 - by Philip F. Repash

Executive Order Expands Federal Contractor Disclosure Obligations, August 11, 2014 - by Philip F. Repash

NYC DCA Adopts Final Rules Regarding Earned Sick Time Act, August 1, 2014 - by Kristina T. Grimshaw

Federal Contractors Facing New Obligations, July 18, 2014 - by Nicholas R. Bauer

Amendments to NY Wage and Hour Law, July 15, 2014 - by Nicholas R. Bauer

New York Legalizes Medical Marijuana, July 9, 2014 - by Laura C. Monaco

Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013, July 1, 2014 - by Kristina T. Grimshaw

Supreme Court Rules President Obama’s NLRB Recess Appointments Unconstitutional, June 26, 2014 - by John P. Keil

Internship Programs--Legal Developments, June 6, 2014 - by Philip F. Repash

Separation Agreements, June 6, 2014 - by Laura C. Monaco

The NLRB Re-Issues Its Controversial Proposed, April 9, 2014 - by Philip F. Repash

US v Quality Stores, Inc, April 3, 2014 - by Laura C. Monaco

Department of Consumer Affairs Issues Sample Sick Time Notice, March 21, 2014 - by Kristina T. Grimshaw

NYC Council Expands Earned Sick Time Act, February 27, 2014 - by Philip F. Repash

Exec Order Raising Min Wage for Federal Contractor Employees, February 21, 2014 - by Laura C. Monaco

NY Employment Law Update (2013-2014), February 13, 2014 - by Philip F. Repash

NYC Law Granting Sick Leave, June 6, 2013 - by Kristina T. Grimshaw

NYC Law Prohibiting Unemployment Discrimination, March 21, 2013 - by Kristina T. Grimshaw

FMLA Regulations Effective March 8 2013, February 26, 2013 - by Farah Mollo

Modifications to FCRA Forms, December 3, 2012 - by Farah Mollo

New NLRB Guidance Regarding At-Will Employment Policies, November 20, 2012 - by Farah Mollo

Election Day Reminder - Voting Leave Requirements, October 22, 2012

Labor Law 193 Amendments, September 14, 2012 - by Adam Harris

NLRB Challenges At-Will Disclaimers and Confidentiality Protocols, August 23, 2012 - by John P. Keil

Recent Notable Decisions in Employment Laws, June 5, 2012 - by Adam Harris

EEOC Guidance Issued - Criminal Records, May 4, 2012

NLRA Posting Requirement Delayed by Injunction, April 24, 2012 - by Adam Harris

Extension of NLRA Posting Implementation, October 5, 2011 - by Farah Mollo

New Workplace Posting NLRA Rights, August 30, 2011 - by Farah Mollo

Update - NYSWTPA Notification Templates, April 5, 2011 - by Tonianne Florentino

Reminder and Update - The New York State Wage Theft Prevention Act, April 4, 2011 - by Tonianne Florentino

Wage and Hour Compliance Alert, January 11, 2011 - by Tonianne Florentino

Considerations for Employers During the Holiday Season, December 9, 2010 - by Farah Mollo

Employment of Domestic Workers, September 9, 2010 - by Adam Harris

New Legislation Affecting Our Clients with Offices in Massachusetts, August 27, 2010

Whistleblower Protections Afforded by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, May 19, 2010 - by Rebecca G. Fischer

Labor Law 193 Deductions from Wages, May 12, 2010 - by Adam Harris

New York WARN Act Amendments, April 14, 2010 - by Adam Harris

Federal Law - Right to Express Breast Milk in the Workplace, April 13, 2010 - by Rebecca G. Fischer

HIRE Act, April 8, 2010 - by Farah Mollo

Labor Law 195 Guidlines, March 9, 2010 - by Adam Harris

Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2010, January 15, 2010 - by Rebecca G. Fischer

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, December 9, 2009 - by John P. Keil

Employers May Devise Their Own Acknowledgement Forms, December 3, 2009 - by Adam Harris

Recent Developments FMLA Amendments and New EEOC Poster, November 16, 2009 - by Farah Mollo

Minimize Risks Associated With Employer-Sponsored Holiday Parties, November 3, 2009 - by Farah Mollo

New York Labor Law Amendments Take Effect, November 2, 2009 - by Adam Harris

Liability for Acts of Independent Contractors, October 7, 2009 - by Farah Mollo

Amendments to New York Labor Law and New York Human Right, September 2, 2009 - by Adam Harris

NYC Human Rights Law Developments, August 13, 2009 - by Farah Mollo

U S Supreme Court Clarifies Title VIIs Anti-Retaliation Provisions, March 4, 2009 - by Adam Harris

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Provisions, February 27, 2009 - by Tonianne Florentino

I-9 Form and E-Verify, February 26, 2009 - by John P. Keil

Additional Social Security Number Restrictions, February 13, 2009 - by Farah Mollo

Executive Orders Impacting Federal Contractors, February 5, 2009 - by Farah Mollo

New York Amends Criminal Conviction Records Laws, February 2, 2009 - by Tonianne Florentino

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, January 30, 2009 - by Tonianne Florentino