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Amendment to NYC’s Salary Transparency Law Delays Effective Date and More

Amendment to NYC’s Salary Transparency Law Delays Effective Date and More

May 24, 2022 at 1:56 PM - employee policies,

On May 12, 2022, Mayor Eric Adams signed a bill (Int. 134-A) that amended New York City’s salary transparency law (which we previously wrote about here and here) by, among other things, pushing back the law’s original effective date until November 1, 2022.  

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Expanding Your Business Beyond U.S. Borders - Part 3

Expanding Your Business Beyond U.S. Borders - Part 3

May 23, 2022 at 11:53 AM - international business expansion,

Expanding a U.S.-based business internationally is a significant step that requires a thoughtful approach and well-developed strategy. Before diving in, it is important to first learn as much as you can about the legal and business landscape of the market you intend to enter since foreign laws and business practices can vary considerably from those in the U.S. In this 3-part blog series, we will explore three popular expansion targets for U.S . companies - Canada, the UK and France – by reviewing some basic considerations associated with doing business in each one of these markets.

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Expanding your Business Beyond U.S. Borders - Part 2

Expanding your Business Beyond U.S. Borders - Part 2

May 16, 2022 at 10:31 AM - international business expansion,

Expanding a U.S.-based business internationally is a significant step that requires a thoughtful approach and well-developed strategy. Before diving in, it is important to first learn as much as you can about the legal and business landscape of the market you intend to enter since foreign laws and business practices can vary considerably from those in the U.S. In this 3-part blog series, we will explore three popular expansion targets for U.S . companies - Canada, the UK and France – by reviewing some basic considerations associated with doing business in each one of these markets.

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Wheels Up: Getting Started on Your Template Playbook

Wheels Up: Getting Started on Your Template Playbook

May 13, 2022 at 1:13 PM - commercial contracts,

As we discussed in part one, templated contracts can be a great resource, saving companies both time and money, when used in a coordinated and thoughtful way – i.e., drafted by an attorney with knowledge of your organization and industry, consistently rolled out to appropriate stakeholders, regularly reviewed for relevancy and compliance, and updated as needed. To ensure such use, I recommend creating a “template playbook” to help manage the use of contract templates throughout an organization.

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Expanding Your Business Beyond U.S. Borders

Expanding Your Business Beyond U.S. Borders

May 9, 2022 at 1:57 PM - international business expansion,

Expanding a U.S.-based business internationally is a significant step that requires a thoughtful approach and well-developed strategy. Before diving in, it is important to first learn as much as you can about the legal and business landscape of the market you intend to enter since foreign laws and business practices can vary considerably from those in the U.S. In this 3-part blog series, we will explore three popular expansion targets for U.S . companies - Canada, the UK and France – by reviewing some basic considerations associated with doing business in each one of these markets.

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DHS to End Temporary Policy Allowing Expired List B Documents

DHS to End Temporary Policy Allowing Expired List B Documents

May 5, 2022 at 1:45 PM - employment policies,

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that it will terminate its temporary policy for expired List B documents on May 1, 2022. As you may recall, this temporary policy was put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting difficulties employees faced with identity document renewals, as required by Form I-9. Since most document-issuing authorities have reopened or now offer adequate alternatives to in-person renewals, DHS has decided to end this flexibility.

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Protecting Video Assets – a New Frontier for Corporate Governance and Risk Mitigation

Protecting Video Assets – a New Frontier for Corporate Governance and Risk Mitigation

May 4, 2022 at 11:25 AM - Corporate Governance,

The workplace is changing. As more employees embrace opportunities for remote or hybrid work arrangements, companies are leveraging video technology, including both live stream and on-demand (asynchronous) formats, as a primary means of communication with their distributed workforces. For example, video is frequently used to onboard new employees, conduct employee workshops/trainings and engage with employees in virtual town hall style meetings.

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Massachusetts Employers Beware: Late Wage Payments Result in Treble Damages

Massachusetts Employers Beware: Late Wage Payments Result in Treble Damages

April 28, 2022 at 8:29 AM - employment policies,

On April 4, 2022, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued a decision in Reuter v. City of Methuen, 489 Mass. 465, (2022), holding that employers are liable for three times the wages owed when they fail to pay wages timely pursuant to the Massachusetts Wage Act (Wage Act). According to the SJC, treble damages are mandated regardless of the length of the delay in payment, the intent of the employer, or whether the employer paid the employee prior to a complaint being filed.

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