- Posts by Jeffrey (Jeff) M. LandesMember of the Firm
Attorney Jeff Landes is a trusted partner to employers as they navigate the rapidly changing laws impacting their workforce decisions.
He counsels a wide range of employers, including international luxury retailers, global ...
UPDATE: New York State issued FAQs confirming that the mask mandate applies to private businesses and their employees. Employers in office spaces must either require proof of vaccination or impose a mask mandate. Masks must be worn except “when eating, drinking, or alone in an enclosed room.”
On May 30, 2018, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed bill H.707, titled “An Act Relating to the Prevention of Sexual Harassment” (the “Act”). Effect on July 1, 2018, the Act provides expansive protections for employees and prospective employees, as well as some groundbreaking employer obligations and potential penalties for violations of the law.
Among its key provisions, the Act:
- Applies to all persons “hired to perform work or services,” thereby covering independent contractors and unpaid interns;
- Prohibits employers from requiring any employee or prospective ...
Complying with employment law has become increasingly difficult given that various states and municipalities have passed legislation that seemingly contradicts federal guidance. One state law that has been in the spotlight is North Carolina’s House Bill 2, the “Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act” (“HB2”), which was passed in an emergency legislative session on March 23, 2016, to overturn a local ordinance that was set to extend anti-discrimination protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) individuals and would have allowed ...
As summer internship season approaches, financial service employers should confirm that their internship programs comply with all relevant laws, including the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and applicable state laws. Ascribing the term “intern” to a college or postgraduate student working for an employer for a short duration during the summer months does not automatically exempt the employer from federal and state minimum wage and overtime requirements. Unless the position meets certain statutory and ...
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