“All workers, even those who are undocumented, have legal rights.” 1. You have the right to remain silent. Employees may refuse to speak to immigration officers. Employees do not have to answer any questions. If immigration officers (or local police authorized by ICE to act as immigration enforcement) do not have a warrant that names…

What Is The Effect of Prior Negative History on Liquor Licensing? When attempting to obtain an on-premise liquor license for your establishment, the first hurdle is often your local community board.  Unfortunately, it is well known within the nightlife community that such committees often include self-appointed community activists whose sole purpose is to derail your…

Is Managerial Knowledge Required to Sustain A Charge of “Disorderly Premises”? It is no secret or surprise that one of the most common liquor license violations is the charge of “disorderly premises,” particularly with respect to nightlife establishments such as bars and nightclubs, and triggers a proceeding to revoke or cancel the liquor license.  According…

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has the authority to conduct inspections of workplaces and bring enforcement actions against employers found to be in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and related statutes governing wage payments. As the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) conducts virtually its entire litigation “discovery” through record audits and…

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