7 Elements Of A Legally Effective Compliance Program A compliance program has never been more crucial to a company’s success and management of risk.  Compliance programs, comprised of internal policies and procedures created in order to meet standards set by laws and regulations and to assure that a company is following the rules, were once…

Prepare for an OFCCP audit Santomassimo Davis LLP can help you and your business prepare for an OFCCP audit. The OFCCP (Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs) is a U.S. Department of Labor agency tasked to prevent federal contractors and subcontractors from using discriminatory employment practices when hiring, firing, promoting, transferring, or compensating employees.   If…

NYC Prohibits Enforcement Of Personal Guarantees in Commercial Leases Impacted By COVID-19 On May 26, 2020, New York City enacted Administrative Code Section 22-1005 prohibiting the enforcement of personal guarantees in commercial leases or rental agreements involving tenants impacted by COVID-19. Specifically, the new law applies to businesses in New York City that were forced…

Prevent Wrongful Termination Claims With Progressive Discipline Terminating an employee may be necessary, but if your company does not have policies and procedures in place describing the methods you took to end an employment relationship, it could open you up to wrongful termination litigation.  At Santomassimo Davis LLP, we help clients develop progressive discipline policies…

When Do Unfavorable Business Practices Become Illegal Successful business management requires a keen eye for detail, a focus on innovation and a drive to succeed, but it’s also imperative to keep unfavorable business practices in mind. You likely understand the necessity of providing a safe, secure environment for employees. Yet, you should familiarize yourself with some…

More Workers Eligible For Overtime Pay The Labor Department is expanding the group of workers eligible for overtime pay. This expansion is estimated to include about 1.3 million workers. Starting January 1, 2020, the minimum yearly salary threshold will be raised from $23,660 to $35,568. Thus, any employee who makes $35,568 or less per year…

How To Conduct A Workplace Investigation New Jersey’s HR professionals have several tasks to manage, such as welcoming new employees and helping them personalize their 401(k) package. Unfortunately, HR workers may have to carry out some duties they could do without, such as how to conduct a workplace investigation. If you work in HR, Chron provides suggestions…

New Jersey Joins 17 Other States In State-Wide Salary History Ban Attention all New Jersey employers – New Jersey recently signed into law Assembly Bill 1094; a bill which will prevent employers from screening job applicants based on their salary. This state-wide salary history ban law will go into effect on January 1, 2020.  …

Massachusetts Paid Family & Medical Leave Act – What It Means For Massachusetts Employers Massachusetts recently passed the Paid Family Medical Leave Act (“PFML”). This comprehensive law allows many employees who work for Massachusetts employers to take up to 26 total weeks of paid leave for medical and family leave. Employees consent to payroll contributions…

What Are Deceptive Trade Practices? You likely understand that competition within your company’s service space can be strong (even to the point of being considered “harsh” or “cutthroat”). Yet while that may be expected to a certain degree, there is a limit to the extent that a competitor can attempt to negatively influence your business….

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