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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

Ban-The-Box Law Takes Effect

by Daniel W. Morris

Earlier this year, we informed you that New York City had approved legislation making it unlawful for an employer to make any inquiry or statement related to an applicant's pending arrest or criminal conviction record—or conduct a criminal background check—until after the employer had extended a conditional offer of employment.

NLRB Announces Monumental Change to Joint Employer Test

by Scott M. Wich

For the past three decades, employers have enjoyed the benefit of a relatively predictable and common sense standard for determining joint employer status.  In Browning-Ferris Industries of California, the NLRB has abandoned this standard and announced a new test that will vastly expand the bargaining obligations of many employers.


NYC Credit Check Law Takes Effect

by Daniel W. Morris

Earlier this year, we wrote regarding an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law that makes it unlawful for an employer to use an individual's credit history to make employment decisions. The law goes into effect on September 3.

NLRB Abandons 37 Years of Precedent Concerning Workplace Investigations

by Scott M. Wich

In 1978, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) established a rule that employers were not required to disclose, in response to a union information request, confidential witness statements they collected in the course of an investigation.

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.