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Supreme Court Allows Oral Wage Complaints to Form Basis For Retaliation

Ina decision that makes it easier to file retaliation claims against employers, the Supreme Court ruled yesterday that workers who complain to their employers about wage violations are protected from retaliation even if the complaints were not in writing.  The case Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp.,  was decided by a vote of 6-2 (Justice […]

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Caveat Employer! New NY Labor Law Tough on Businesses

NY Governor David Paterson signed into law a host of new regulations on employers that toughens penalties for wage violations and expands some existing laws dealing with retaliation against employees who file complaints. The new law, called The Wage Theft Prevention Act, also allows third parties to make complaints and adds officers of limited-liability companies […]