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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

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.

Is It Time to Update Your Cafeteria Plan?

by Eva A. Rasmussen

Employers who offer their employees the opportunity to pay their share of premiums for health coverage with pre-tax dollars must offer this benefit through a written Premium Conversion Plan established under Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code in order to comply with IRS rules.

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.