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NYSDOL Adopts Regulations Implementing State Law Limiting Employer’s Right to Restrict Employee Discussion Regarding Wages

In October 2015, New York amended its equal pay law making it unlawful for an employer to prohibit employees from inquiring about, discussing, or disclosing their wages or the wages of other employees.  N.Y. Lab. Law § 194(4).  The law reflects the belief that if employees can openly discuss their wages (including knowledge regarding the … Continue Reading

New York Department of Labor Finalizes Deductions Regulations

On the heels of the closure of the notice and comment period, during which the public and business community were invited to comment on the New York Department of Labor’s proposed regulations interpreting recently amended New York Labor Law 193 (governing permissible deductions from employee wages), the regulations have been finalized with an effective date … Continue Reading

NY Dept. of Labor Issues Proposed Regulations Concerning Wage Deductions

The New York Department of Labor has issued proposed regulations interpreting revised New York Labor Law § 193, concerning permissible deductions from wages.  The proposed regulations are available here, and are scheduled to be published in the May 22, 2013 issue of the State Register, with public comments regarding their content accepted until and including … Continue Reading

DOL Proposes Amendments to Child Labor Regulations

Last week, the Department of Labor issued proposed amendments to the regulations governing the employment of minors in agricultural occupations, and solicited public commentary on the proposal ahead of a planned public hearing. These proposed amendments, which would not apply to children working on farms owned by their parents, are designed to strengthen the workplace safety … Continue Reading

I Can’t Go To Jail For Wage and Hour Recordkeeping Violations – Or Can I?

As most employers know, the United States Department of Labor has extensive regulations regarding the nature and scope of records employers covered by the Act must maintain. See 29 CFR § 516.1, et seq. Many state laws contain analogous provisions. See, e.g. NY Labor Law § 195. While violations of these recordkeeping requirements can lead to civil penalties, (standing alone … Continue Reading

Jackson Lewis Attends Wage and Hour Division Public Forum Articulating DOL Enforcement Agenda

On Friday, May 21, 2010, the Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division held a public Stakeholder Forum, during which key members of the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) discussed WHD’s goals and regulatory agenda. Jackson Lewis attended the Forum.  After welcoming the crowd, Nancy Leppink, the WHD Deputy Administrator pointed out some of WHD’s accomplishments … Continue Reading

DOL Issues New Child Labor Regulations

On May 20, 2010, the US Department of Labor issued new regulations concerning child labor under the FLSA.  The regulations, which are effective July 19, 2010 and available here, are focused on the limitations as to both duties and work hours applicable to 14-15 and 16-17 year-olds in “non-agricultural” occupations.  The regulations address in detail … Continue Reading
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