Authored by Alex Passantino 

As Juno prepares to pummel the Northeast with snow, employers should prepare for any weather-related closures of their offices, factories, or other facilities.  The effect of a weather-related closure on compensation requirements varies for different types of employees and also varies by state.


Most employees who are exempt from federal overtime requirements and paid
Continue Reading Juno How to Pay When Your Facilities Close for Weather-Related Reasons?

Authored by Caitlin Ladd

Employers with commissioned employees will be pleased with a new decision finding that Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s approach to commission calculations was not an improper deduction from wages under the New York Labor Law.

MSSB’s compensation structure allows its Financial Advisors to select from a variety of formulas, all of which provide for fixed business development
Continue Reading How Big Is Your Business Development Budget? Court Finds Employee Spending Beyond Fixed Allowance Voluntary While Trimming NY Wage Deduction Claim

N.D. Ohio.bmpAuthored by Kristin G. McGurn

A federal judge in the Northern District of Ohio continued a recent trend in automatic meal break deduction litigation by decertifying a conditionally-certified nationwide class of HCR Manorcare’s nursing home employees (click to link HERE). The potential class included 44,000 current and former HCR workers from 300 short- and long-term assisted living, skilled nursing

Continue Reading Rehabilitating Long-Term Care Provider’s Auto-Deduct Defense: Decertification at Last

NY State Seal.jpgCo-authored by Robert Whitman and Carlos Lopez

Some unexpected but welcome news for New York State employers: an amendment to the Labor Law that loosens restrictions on employers’ ability to make authorized deductions from employees’ wages.

On June 21, the Legislature passed an extensive revision to Section 193 of the Labor Law that establishes a host of new grounds for wage

Continue Reading Thanks Albany: Labor Law Amendment Expands Permissible Deductions From Employees’ Wages


Seyfarth attorney C.J. Eaton published an article in the Winter (2012) edition of the Northeast Human Resources Association’s (“NEHRA“) Insights magazine.  The article “The A to Z of the Massachusetts Wage Payment Law” aims to assist employers in answering some of the difficult questions employers struggle with concerning the Massachusetts Wage Payment Law.Continue Reading The A to Z of the Massachusetts Wage Payment Law