FMLA Definition of ‘Spouse’ Under Final Rule

Effective March 27, 2015, a final rule from the U.S. Department of Labor will extend the protections of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to all eligible employees in legal same-sex marriages, regardless of where they live. Background Under the FMLA, an eligible employee of a covered employer (50 or more employees in […]

Careful How You Label Your Contractors and Employees

Like many startups in the city, online fitness community BuiltLean relies on a collection of contractors to tackle projects from video production to Web development. “I think they enjoy the flexibility of freelancing,” said founder and Chief Executive Marc Perry, who turns to sites like oDesk for the talent he needs to keep his traffic […]

Unemployment Down but so is Payroll

This weekend’s The┬áNew York Times article, stated that although the unemployment rate was down to 6.6%, payroll data shows a lag in wages signaling a momentum loss for the economy. To read more, click here. Jeffrey R. Ungvary President