Category: Employment

Determining Whether You Must Pay Your Interns

Determining Whether You Must Pay Your Interns

Internships can be mutually beneficial, but not all internships may be unpaid, contrary to what it seems many believe. Set out below is guidance from the US Department of Labor on the issue: Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act This fact sheet provides general information to help determine whether interns must […]

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Your Initial Legal Obligations As A New Employer In New York

Your Initial Legal Obligations As A New Employer In New York

When hiring employees, businesses must comply with numerous filing, reporting and insurance requirements. In addition to federal requirements, New York requires businesses to report various types of information about their employees.  The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has prepared a comprehensive guide to hiring employees in New York, which can be found here. […]

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The Importance of Well Drafted Employment Agreements

The Importance of Well Drafted Employment Agreements

Not every business is of the type that requires contracts with employees, particularly businesses that have high employee turnover, but, otherwise, most business owners should seriously consider whether to enter into employment agreements with their employees.  Some of the reasons for doing so are to clearly define the employee’s job and your expectations; clearly set out compensation; […]

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The Importance of Non-compete and Non-solicitation Provisions in Your Employment Agreements

The Importance of Non-compete and Non-solicitation Provisions in Your Employment Agreements

If you are going to have your employees sign employment agreements, then you should assess whether to ensure that those agreements include non-compete and non-solicitation provisions. A non-compete provision prohibits the employee from entering into a business that is competitive with yours for some period of time after the termination of their employment with your […]

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3 steps for dousing the flames of job burnout

3 steps for dousing the flames of job burnout

When deadlines seem out of reach, meetings are nonstop and requests from clients and colleagues are overwhelming, it can frustrate even the most upbeat employee. Nearly everyone has experienced a bad day at the office. But for some employees, that bad day can extend for weeks or even months and may result in motivational and […]

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