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For more than a century, Clifton Budd & DeMaria has represented management in labor and employment law matters. We provide management with legal services related to all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. We are committed to providing the highest quality legal services to all clients. We work closely with them to help solve their problems and attain their business objectives.

Recent Developments

Abolishment of Annual Wage Theft Prevention Act Notice Appears Imminent

by Daniel W. Morris

The New York State Assembly recently delivered a bill to Governor Cuomo amending the Wage Theft Prevention Act. The bill will, among other things, abolish the requirement that New York State employers must annually, between January 1 and February 1, provide ALL employees with a Wage Theft Prevention Act form.

ACA Cadillac Tax: Essential Issue for 2015 Labor Contract Negotiations

by Scott M. Wich

As the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) continues to be rolled out, a costly mandate looms on the not-so-distant horizon.  Beginning in 2018, the so-called “Cadillac tax” will be implemented for high-value health plans.  Despite the significance of the tax, many employers remain unprepared. 

NLRB Rules Employees Have The Right To Use Employer E-Mail Systems For Union Activity

by Robert A. Wiesen

In a decision published December 11, 2014 involving the Purple Communications Company, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that employees have a right to use employer email systems to communicate about unions and other protected concerted activities during non-working time.

Cheers Without Fears: An Employer's Guide to Holiday Parties

by Scott M. Wich

As leaves begin to fall and word-a-day calendars grow thin, many employers begin plans for end-of-the-year holiday parties.  Parties can be a great way to celebrate the prior year, thank workers for their efforts and improve employee commitment to the organization.  Poorly planned, however, such events can lead to expensive, unexpected problems.

Workplace Tests and Assessment Procedures May Be Illegal

by Robert A. Wiesen

Employers often use tests and assessment procedures to screen individuals for hire and promotion. There are many different types of such tests and procedures, including cognitive tests, personality tests, medical examinations, credit checks, and criminal background checks.