All posts by Ramon Rivera

Ramon Rivera focuses his practice on public and employers and private corporations in labor and employment affairs. He is mainly responsible for representing numerous public entities and municipalities with regard to various labor and employment issues.

pre-employment credit checks

Pre-Employment Credit Checks Are Now Prohib...

Jul 07, 2015No Comments225 Views

New York City recently joined the growing list of jurisdictions that prohibit employers from conducting pre-employment credit checks. On April 16, 2015, the NYC City

As schools let out for summer, internship season is upon us. While internship programs can benefit both students and businesses, the failure to ensure compliance with state and federal laws can lead to costly legal headaches.

Don’t Get Schooled This Summer: Internshi...

Jun 18, 2015No Comments198 Views

As schools let out for summer, internship season is upon us. While internship programs can benefit both students and businesses, the failure to ensure compliance

EEOC Conciliation Efforts Subject to Narrow Judicial Review

EEOC Conciliation Efforts Subject to Narrow...

Jun 10, 2015No Comments154 Views

The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that courts do not have to take the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) at its word with regard to

The Department of Labor is expected to unveil its new overtime rules later this month.

Is It Time for Employers to Start Preparing...

Jun 09, 2015No Comments200 Views

The Department of Labor is expected to unveil its new overtime rules later this month. For New York and New Jersey employers, it is never

A new gender-neutral bathroom in the White House symbolizes the growing recognition of transgender rights.

Combatting Transgender Discrimination in th...

May 01, 2015No Comments294 Views

A new gender-neutral bathroom in the White House symbolizes the growing recognition of transgender rights. The new facility coincides with the implementation of an Executive

This spring, monitoring wage and hour compliance should be on top of every employer’s to-do list. Much like cleaning out your garage or reorganizing your closets, it is not a fun job, but the end result is worth it.

Do Your Wage and Hour Practices Need a Spri...

Apr 07, 2015No Comments275 Views

This spring, monitoring wage and hour compliance should be on top of every employer’s to-do list. Much like cleaning out your garage or reorganizing your

The New Jersey Department of Labor (NJDOL) recently released implementing regulations for the New Jersey Opportunity to Compete Act. As New Jersey employers should be aware, the state’s “ban the box” law took effect on March 1, 2015.

NJDOL Publishes “Ban the Box Regulations...

Mar 12, 2015No Comments919 Views

The New Jersey Department of Labor (NJDOL) recently released implementing regulations for the New Jersey Opportunity to Compete Act. As New Jersey employers should be

From posting to social media to online shopping, the Internet can be a major distraction in the workplace. For employers concerned about productivity, it is important to understand what you can and cannot when it comes to monitoring employees and find out what they are doing online and how often it takes them away from their work.

Monitoring Employees Internet Use: Is It Ok...

Feb 26, 2015No Comments761 Views

From posting to social media to online shopping, the Internet can be a major distraction in the workplace. For employers concerned about productivity, it is

From stealing merchandise to inflating expenses, employee theft costs U.S. businesses billions of dollars every year.

How To Address Employee Theft In The Workpl...

Feb 09, 2015No Comments702 Views

From stealing merchandise to inflating expenses, employee theft costs U.S. businesses billions of dollars every year. However, as evidenced by the recent lawsuit against Target,

Year in Review: New Jersey Employment Law

New Jersey Employment Law..Let’s Go B...

Jan 20, 2015No Comments258 Views

Year in Review: New Jersey Employment Law New Jersey employment law underwent many important changes over the past year. More importantly, many of the new