Practice Areas

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.

Recordkeeping Guidance for Employers Seeking FFCRA Tax Credits

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “FFCRA”), which was effective April 1, 2020 and ends December 31, 2020, provides small and midsize employers (under 500 employees) with refundable tax credits that reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing paid sick and family leave wages to their employees for qualifying leave related to COVID-19. … Read more

Mandatory Posting: Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Notice Now Available

The U.S. Department of Labor has released the model Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) notice (available here).  Private employers with fewer than 500 employees must post the notice and are recommended to do so in advance of the April 1, 2020 effective date of the FFCRA. Each covered employer must post the notice in … Read more

When Must Non-Exempt Employees Be Paid for Travel Away from Home?

Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, there are circumstances where employers must pay non-exempt employees for travel time. Travel that keeps an employee away from home overnight is compensable time when it cuts across the employee’s workday. The rationale is that the employee is simply substituting travel for other duties.  The time is not … Read more

NDA Carve-Out Language for New York Employers

Some non-disclosure obligation is usually presented to an employee upon hire or termination of employment.  Upon hire, the obligation usually takes the form of a stand-alone non-disclosure agreement (NDA) or it is part of a larger employment agreement or non-compete agreement meant to maintain the confidentiality of the employer’s commercially valuable information.  Upon termination of … Read more