Juz the Fax is the personal blog of Randy L. Braun, a New York based attorney who practices in the areas of labor, employment, construction and prevailing wage law.
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Effective April 30, 2012, employers covered by the National Labor Relations Act (the "NLRA") must post a Notice advising their employees of their Union rights. The Notice must be posted in a conspicuous place where other notifications of workplace rights and employer rules and policies are posted....
The National Labor Relations Board announced recently that it is postponing the effective date of its new, final rule requiring that all employers covered by the National Labor Relations Act post a notice informing employees of their right to organize. The new effective date is January 31, 2012....
Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (the "NLRB") issued a final rule requiring that all employers covered by the National Labor Relations Act post a notice informing employees of their right to organize. The new rule also sets forth a list of various types of unlawful employer conduct. ...
Its been a while since I’ve posted ... life and business sometimes get in the way. You’ve probably missed my pithy commentary, so I apologize for the inconvenience. Before I get to the legal stuff, I thought I’d share a fabulous experience I had last week with the Marshall Tucker Band (“MTB”). MTB...
Recently, Congress repealed the expanded 1099 information reporting requirements that were imposed by the Patent Protection and Affordable Care Act ... most of you know it as "Obama Care." The requirement mandated that payments totalling at least $600 in a single calendar year to a single entity...
On April 9, 2011, the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act (the “WTPA”) takes effect. The new law amends the New York Labor Law in a number of significant respects. Among other things, the WTPA: (a) increases an employer's existing notice and wage statement requirements, including a mandate that an...
The major unrest in public sector collective bargaining, initiated in Wisconsin and having spread like wildfire across the nation, is a clarion call to organized labor and public employers. Stop the madness!Both sides need to alter radically their positions at the negotiating table if the...
OK, just when I thought I had heard it all, the following little gem is offered for your consideration and amusement.A subcontractor's certified payrolls for a particular project showed approximately $15 more per hour paid to its workers each week than the combined wage and cash supplement amount...
As it's the New Year, I thought I'd talk about one of my pet peeves ... certified payrolls. Yes, certified payrolls. Such a fascinating topic. It never ceases to amaze me that contractors routinely fail to complete properly a simple, certified payroll document for a public works project. A...
In New York Charter School Ass'n v. Smith (Slip Op. 07375, Decided: October 19, 2010), the New York Court of Appeals ruled that charter schools are not public entities for purposes of Labor Law Section 220. The statute requires the payment of prevailing wages and prevailing supplemental benefits to...