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Who Is That Knocking On My Door???

By Walter J. Liszka / December 5, 2013

For those of us over 50, “Who’s that knocking on my door?” reminds us of the three little pigs and the wolf who would huff and puff and blow your house down. Unfortunately, the child-like tale of the three little pigs and the wolf has had a difficult time transferring to the Internet, but is…

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Are Employer’s Ready?

By Walter J. Liszka / November 1, 2013

Over the 235 years of existence of our country, the workforce of the United States has undergone drastic change. We have gone from a primarily agricultural economy to a manufacturing economy to, now primarily, a service industry. Companion to our “changing economy,” employers have had to deal with and satisfy a “different type of workforce.”…

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NLRB Overreach?

By Walter J. Liszka / October 16, 2013

The National Labor Relations Board, the primary government agency entrusted with the responsibility to “control and oversee” labor management relationships, is undergoing a 21st century makeover. With the substantial decrease in private sector unionization (set, by some surveys, at less than 7% of the nation’s private sector workforce), the NLRB has seen fit to extend…

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Unpaid Intern – The Next Growth of Wage Litigation?

By Walter J. Liszka / July 28, 2013

Recently, there have been three (3) separate and distinct lawsuits filed in New York dealing with unpaid interns and a company’s obligation to “pay them for their work” (Eric Glatt, et al. v. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc., et al.; Lauren Ballinger, et al. v. Conde Nast; Xuedan Wang, et al. v. Hearst Corp.). In all…

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Sequestration Hits Court!

By Walter J. Liszka / May 30, 2013

Effective May 1, 2013, all United States District Courts throughout the United States are invoking a 15% increase in filing fees for cases. This will take the filing fee from $350 to $400, for all new civil cases. Based on information available to the author, this “increase in filing fee” has a direct correlation to…

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Distracted Driving – Employer Responsibility?

By Walter J. Liszka / December 10, 2012

For any business to be successful, it must be in contact with and ready to provide its services to its customer base. Be it a law firm, landscaping contractor, widget manufacturer, or an internet provider, customer interaction and satisfaction are the primary guideposts. Unfortunately, in this era of the need for “customer contact,” employers may…

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High-Risk Terminations

By Walter J. Liszka / September 5, 2012

Every termination of an employee is a highly charged emotional situation. No one likes to be told that their livelihood is being impacted and, in these tough economic times, they are being placed in a situation where financial security is at risk. It is even more of a highly-charged atmosphere when a termination of a…

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DOL – Technology Witch Hunt?

By Walter J. Liszka / July 24, 2012

As technology improves and more of the workforce becomes conversant with Smart Phones, iPhones, and Touch Pads, the chance of the ever-expanding litigation dealing with Wage and Hour claims becomes greater. In an article that appeared in our June 2011 entitled “A Bridge to Justice – A Bridge Too Far?” the author discussed the unprecedented…

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Family Medical Leave Expansion

By Walter J. Liszka / June 15, 2012

As most employers know, the Department of Labor Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms which were initially issued in the early 1990s expired as of December 31, 2011. The Department of Labor (DOL) has been working with the Office of Management and Budget to extend the life of these forms and received approval that their…

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Talk to My Employees – You’ve Got to Be Kidding

By Walter J. Liszka / May 14, 2012

Most of our firm’s newsletters/Client Alerts are premised on bringing out certain salient points of law for your consideration. This article is going to be a little different in that it is the aim of the author to raise a very important issue for your consideration that may provide you with the means to avoid/lessen…

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