Tag Archives: employees

Independent contractors not so independent

When employers use independent contractors instead of hiring employees, they avoid myriad costs, from payroll taxes to health insurance. But employers beware: In the current environment, your independent contractors are likely to be considered employees, and getting it wrong can ...

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Manning & Napier helps with literacy program

Manning & Napier employees participated in the recent “JA in a Day” event with Junior Achievement of Rochester by spending the day at Nathaniel Rochester Community School No. 3, teaching students concepts basic financial principles and making connections between lessons ...

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EEOC issues guidance on worker criminal background checks

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued updated guidance on employers’ use of criminal background checks in making employment decisions. According to EEOC officials, the new guidance, the first since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, which ...

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Wage act reporting begins in 2012

Human Resources Departments in New York have more than employee tax forms to distribute in the New Year. They’ll also have to distribute wage information notices to all their employees by Feb. 1 and obtain signed acknowledgements that the employees ...

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Group files FEC complaint against Fiesta Bowl

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A watchdog group wants the Federal Election Commission to launch an investigation into the Fiesta Bowl for reimbursing its employees for campaign donations. In its complaint filed Tuesday, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington ...

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‘Kasten’ could have broader impact

In yet another victory for employees, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that workers do not have to file a written Fair Labor Standards Act complaint against their employer to prove they were terminated in retaliation, Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics.

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First Amendment: Faghri v. University of Connecticut

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit First Amendment Employees — Public Universities Faghri v. University of Connecticut 09-1862-cv Appealed from the District of Connecticut Background: Defendants, the University of Connecticut, its president, Peter Austin, and its provost, Peter Nicholls, appeal ...

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