By Ethan Goemann and Noah Finkel

Employers have had to quickly pivot in numerous ways to keep their workplaces operating since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  One such way the workplace changed is through the introduction of COVID-19 screening tests for employees before they enter their employer’s place of business.  Among other questions this spawned is whether such time

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By: Robert S. Whitman and Kyle D. Winnick

Seyfarth Synopsis: Federal courts within the Second Circuit have held that merely alleging a pay frequency violation under New York Labor Law § 191 is insufficient for standing under Article III of the United States Constitution. Could this be the tool to end the current onslaught of late-pay claims?

Section 191(1)(a)(i)

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By: A. Scott Hecker and Scott Mallery

Seyfarth Synopsis: On March 30, 2022, the Senate voted down a cloture motion to advance the nomination of Dr. David Weil to return as U.S. DOL Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) Administrator. This public rebuke – made possible by the defection of Democratic Senators Manchin, Sinema, and Kelly – leaves WHD without a
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