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Kristine Sova provides an array of labor and employment legal services in a variety of industries across both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Her labor and employment legal services are listed below. Click any section to read more.

New York’s “Extra Pay” Requirements for Non-Exempt Employees

Have you heard of “spread of hours” pay, “split shift” pay, and “call-in” pay? Don’t be surprised if you haven’t. New York has three extra pay requirements that aren’t found in the New York Labor Law, but rather in industry-specific wage orders promulgated by the Commissioner of Labor. The result is that some of the … Read more

Spread the Word about “Spread of Hours”

On April 1, 2013, Governor Cuomo signed legislation that will increase New York’s minimum wage (currently, $7.25/hour) to $9.00/hour over a three-year period.  Starting December 31, 2013, the minimum wage will raise incrementally as follows: December 31, 2013 – $8.00/hour December 31, 2014 – $8.75/hour December 31, 2015 – $9.00/hour What many employers don’t know … Read more