Client Alerts

Ahead of the Storm: Preparing for Dorian

Published Date:

08/30/2019

While Hurricane Dorian churns in the Atlantic with its sights currently set on the east coast of Florida, storm preparations should be well underway. As you are busy organizing efforts to secure your job sites, we at Peckar & Abramson offer some quick reminders that may prove helpful: • Review your contracts, particularly the force […]

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Employers Beware: NJ Adopts Comprehensive Wage Theft Law

Published Date:

08/13/2019

Employers in New York have, for years, dealt with a comprehensive wage theft law.  Across the Hudson, New Jersey has now adopted what looks to be the most comprehensive wage theft law in the entire country.  Employers are well advised to act quickly to ensure their pay practices are defensible to eliminate or reduce risk.  […]

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MTA’S New Debarment Powers Pose an Existential Risk

Published Date:

06/18/2019

The normal project and contractual risks faced by contractors, consultants and suppliers to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority are considerable. A new law and regulations mandating that the MTA debar contractors, consultants and suppliers for unexcused schedule and cost overruns creates a new and unfair existential risk. The new law, Public Authorities Law Section 1279-h, slipped […]

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The Social Security Administration’s “No-Match” Letters are Back, and Employers Must be Careful

Published Date:

05/30/2019

The Social Security Administration has resumed the issuance of “No-Match” letters to employers, creating a murky set of obligations to avoid fines or penalties in the event of a Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”) audit, sometimes called a Form I-9 or worksite enforcement audit. Employers who receive “No-Match” letters should act swiftly and deliberately, not only […]

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Medium to Large Employers Must Provide Pay Data by September 30

Authors:

Michael Schewe

Published Date:

05/24/2019

A recent court ruling affecting most mid-sized and large employers requires them to submit pay data related to diversity statistics by September 30.  As a result, it is imperative that employers start compiling the necessary information, referred to as EEO-1 Component 2 requirements. Although there is the possibility of an appeal, employers should prepare to […]

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