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DOL Withdraws Obama-Era Guidance on Joint Employers and Independent Contractors

June 24, 2017 Ali Law Group PC Independent Contractors, Wage and Hour

On June 7, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the withdrawal, effective immediately, of its 2015 and 2016...Continue Reading →

Legislators and The Trump Administration Are United in Their Aim To Broaden the Use of Apprenticeship Programs in America

June 22, 2017 Ali Law Group PC Legislative Updates, Federal

With college costs on the rise and job growth in decline, the legislative and executive branches appear to be united...Continue Reading →

DOL’s New Fiduciary Rule Took Effect June 9, with Enforcement Beginning 1/1/18

June 20, 2017 Ali Law Group PC

Designed to protect retirement investors from conflicts of interest, the new rule defining who is a “fiduciary” of an employee...Continue Reading →

Maximum Employee Contribution Rate Announced for New York’s Paid Family Leave

June 5, 2017 Ali Law Group PC Legislative Updates, New York

On June 1, 2017, the New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) announced the maximum employee contribution rate and...Continue Reading →

U.S. Senator Introduces Gig Economy Portable Benefits Bill

June 1, 2017 Ali Law Group PC Independent Contractors

Over the past decade, 1099 workers have become a large and vastly growing part of the economy. In fact, the...Continue Reading →

House Narrowly Passes Bill To Repeal and Replace ACA

May 18, 2017 Ali Law Group PC Legislative Updates, Federal

On May 4, 2017, President Trump’s 105th day in office, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care...Continue Reading →

New York State Appellate Court Says 24-Hour Non-Residential Home Care Workers Must Be Paid for All 24 Hours, Including Meal and Sleep Periods

May 2, 2017 Ali Law Group PC Legislative Updates, New York

On April 11, 2017, in an unprecedented state appellate court decision, the First Department, Appellate Division of the NYS Supreme...Continue Reading →

NYSDOL Adopts Regulations Governing Employment Policies that Restrict Employee Discussion of Wages

April 27, 2017 Ali Law Group PC

The New York State Department of Labor (DOL) has recently adopted regulations clarifying employers’ rights and obligations under New York’s...Continue Reading →

New York Considers Banning Inquiries about Salary History of Job Applicants

March 31, 2017 Ali Law Group PC Legislative Updates, New York, New York City, Discrimination in Hiring (Title VII) Following its fairly recent enactment of laws restricting the use of criminal background and credit checks, New York City has...Continue Reading →

Work Flexibility Legislation Proposed in NYC

March 21, 2017 Ali Law Group PC Legislative Updates, New York City, Accommodation On March 3, 2017, the New York City Council's Committee on Civil Service and Labor (the "Committee") conducted a hearing...Continue Reading →

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