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Legal Considerations for Summer Camps 2020

Legal Considerations for Summer Camps 2020

By Tiffany Donaldson, Esq. April 12, 2020 Operating a camp is fraught with legal risk, it always has been. However, summer camps that open this year will face new legal concerns stemming from the potential spread of the Coronavirus. Camps can work to protect themselves from lawsuits related to the spread of COVID-19 by taking the following steps: ...

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Summer Camp 2020?

Summer Camp 2020?

By Tiffany Donaldson, Esq. April 11, 2020. Packing that bag. Getting on the bus. Heading off to a summer full of possibility. As the summer draws near, camps and campers alike are asking the same question: Will camps be open? Currently, most Americans are under Executive Order to stay home. “Non-essential” businesses are shuttered. But as infection numbers start to drop and the economy moves toward a breaking point, there are clear signs that the intense restrictions will be at least slightly lifted this summer - leaving the possibility for some version of summer camp to survive. ...

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New York Minimum Wage Increases

New York Minimum Wage Increases

Minimum wage is the lowest wage permitted by law or by a special agreement (such as one with a labor union). There is a federal minimum wage and a state minimum wage. Minimum wage rates can differ based on industry, region and business size. The state minimum wage controls if greater than federal. Current, federal minimum wage is $7.25/hour. See U.S. Department of Labor,Topic,Wages(last visited November 15, 2019). New York’s state minimum wages exceed the federal minimum and even more changes are coming in 2020. The Chart at the following link, provided by New York Department of State, shows 2019 and 2020...

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Are You Compliant? NY Anti-Sexual Harassment Laws are Now in Effect

Are You Compliant?  NY Anti-Sexual Harassment Laws are Now in Effect

Changes to the Anti-Sexual Harassment laws in NY State are now in effect. What does this mean to Employers operating in NY State? All NY State Employers are now required to: Adopt a sexual harassment prevention policy that meets or exceeds the State’s Model Policy and provide it to all employees. Adopt a Complaint Form that meets or exceeds the Model Form and provide it to all Employees as part of the Policy. Provide annual training to each employee on how to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. Set up a compliant internal sexual harassment reporting process. Not to be outdone by...

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