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Food Industry Labeling: The Nuances of Meeting FDA Standards by cjleclaire
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 384 384 recommendations | email to a friend
At the end of November, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began requiring restaurants and vending machine companies to label foods for nutritional value. At first glance, this requirement may not seem like a significant legal issue, but in light of a recent investigation, perhaps there...
EEOC Files Its First of Two Transgender Discrimination Lawsuits by cjleclaire
Apr 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 436 436 recommendations | email to a friend
New York employers should take note that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed and settled its first transgender discrimination lawsuit. In April 2015, the EEOC brought the suit against Lakeland Eye Clinic in Florida (http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/4-13-15.cfm) but a...
What Is Parental Alienation and How Can It Affect Custody? by cjleclaire
Apr 17, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 367 367 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo | Apr 7, 2015 | Chris Palermo Blog , Parential Alienation Parental alienation syndrome is a psychological term that means one parent is turning the children against the other parent, usually due to a divorce or child custody dispute. The syndrome manifests as the child’s denigrat...
A Legal Perspective for a Recent Tragic New York Accident by cjleclaire
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 280 280 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Apr 7, 2015 | Car Accident Attorney's , On April 1, 2015, a tragic car accident occurred in the Bronx on a snowy Grand Concourse service road. A cab driver, suffering from a seizure lost control of his cab. The cab hurled through the air, landed, and careened into four pedestr...
The Launch of Stephen D. Hans & Associates’ New Website by cjleclaire
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 221 221 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Stephen D. Hans & Associates, P.C. wants to welcome you to the launch of our new employment litigation website.  We hope you can easily find the information you are searching for on our mobile friendly site and that it satisfies your needs. Early in his legal career, Attor...
STARS Act of 2015 Addresses ACA Confusion over Season Employee/Season Worker by cjleclaire
Apr 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 214 214 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans The restaurant industry and other fields of work, such as farming, often have seasonal workers that pick up heavier work loads during more productive times of the year. The lack of clarification regarding seasonal employment has been confusing for small business owners, fa...
Implications of the Recent Retail Wage Increases by cjleclaire
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 230 230 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Setphen D. Hans Recently, Wal-Mart announced its decision to raise the base wage of its employees. Wal-Mart plans to increase wages for close to 40 percent of its workforce. As of April, workers will earn at least nine dollars an hour, which is $1.75 more than the federal minimum wage. Wo...
Wal-Mart Hit by EEOC with Age and Disability Discrimination Suit by cjleclaire
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 200 200 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Sometimes hearing about a discrimination case is the best way for employers to understand potential liability. People would expect a company the size of Wal-Mart to have anti-discrimination policies firmly in place, but even so, there are instances where managers fail to a...
Do You Have to Pay On-Call Employees for Their Time On-Call? by cjleclaire
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 193 193 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans When you hire certain employees for on-call services, questions often arise about wages and hours. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) addresses the issue of on-call employees and when they get paid for their time along with when they do not. Whether the employee has to st...
Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant? by cjleclaire
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 246 246 recommendations | email to a friend
Authorl Stephen D. Hans For more than thirty years, a line was drawn that differentiated a franchiser and franchisee. The relationship between the two served each other well. Entrepreneurs looking to start a business found security in the franchiser relationship. The franchiser protected the bran...