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Harassed employee can sue outside attorney for role in retaliation under NY, NYC ‘aiding and abetting’ laws

March 24th, 2020

By Marjorie Johnson, J.D.
She plausibly alleged causation by claiming that the attorney assisted in filing a frivolous lawsuit against her two months after her pre-suit letter, and then served her improperly 10 days after she filed her EEOC charge.
An in-house general counsel who claimed that her employer’s outside attorney assisted in a retaliatory campaign against [Read more...]

Restaurant manager’s participation in tip pool violated FLSA but firing objecting employee did not

March 24th, 2020

By Georgia D. Koutouzos, J.D.
The aggrieved server’s complaint to a coworker about the tip pool was not a protected activity.
An employee allegedly fired from her position as a server at a restaurant for having complained about her manager’s participation in a tip pooling arrangement was entitled to partial summary judgment on her wage-based claim under [Read more...]

House moving on its own for third Coronavirus bill

March 23rd, 2020

By Pamela Wolf, J.D.
Among other things, the House bill would strengthen unemployment insurance, give more workers guaranteed paid family and medical leave, including to care for seniors, and make coronavirus treatment free for the patient.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has outlined the major points of the House Democrats’ third coronavirus response bill, the “Take Responsibility for Workers [Read more...]

Labor Department maps out Families First Coronavirus Response Act rights and obligations

March 23rd, 2020

By Pamela Wolf, J.D.
Covered employers will be able to retain an amount of the payroll taxes equal to the amount of qualifying sick and child-care leave that they paid, rather than deposit that amount with the IRS.
The Department of Labor has added to its collection of guidance documents about the COVID-19 outbreak (and other public health [Read more...]

DHS to allow temporary remote inspection of Form I-9 documents during COVID-19 crisis

March 23rd, 2020

By WK Editorial Staff
The remote inspection provisions are valid for a period of 60 days from March 20, 2020, or within three business days after the termination of the National Emergency, whichever comes first.
Due to precautions being implemented by employers and employees related to physical proximity associated with COVID-19, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) [Read more...]