Redefining the Concept of a Disabled Employee under the ADA

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission promulgated new regulations on the issue of how to define “disability” under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The guidance identifies a list of new conditions that would come under the definition of a disability, including autism, diabetes, epilepsy and post-traumatic stress disorder. The purpose and intent of the Act […]

Wage Theft Prevention Act Takes Effect April 9, 2011

In December 2010, Governor David A. Patterson signed the Wage Theft Prevention Act into law.  The Act is significant because it imposes new notice and recordkeeping requirements on all employers and increases penalties for violations of wage and hour requirements. The new obligations created by the WTPA are summarized below. New York law currently provides […]