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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

Supreme Court Upholds ACA Subsidies in Every State

by Eva A. Rasmussen

The Supreme Court has recently upheld a critical aspect of the Affordable Care Act by holding that tax subsidies continue to be valid in the 33 states that have federally facilitated exchanges (King v. Burwell (No. 14-144)) in a 6-3 decision.

New York City to Limit Criminal Background Checks

by Stefanie Munsky

The New York City Council recently voted to approve legislation that makes it unlawful for a covered employer or its agent to make any inquiry or statement related to the pending arrest or criminal conviction record of an applicant for employment - or conduct a criminal background check - until after the employer has extended a conditional offer of employment to the applicant.

EEOC Releases Wellness Program Guidance

by Eva A. Rasmussen

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently published proposed regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") that provide guidance on compliance with the ADA for employee wellness programs.

New York City Poised to Prohibit Employer Use of Credit Checks

by Daniel W. Morris

The New York City Council recently voted to approve a bill that would amend the New York City Human Rights Law, making it unlawful for an employer to use an individual's credit history to make employment decisions.

DOL Expands FMLA's Definition of "Spouse"

by Jamie Lang

The U.S. Department of Labor announced that the definition of the term "spouse" under the Family and Medical Leave Act will change to include spouses of all legally married couples. The Department of Labor's Final Rule expands the definition of "spouse" by adopting a "place of celebration" rule.