Bran Noonan

Bran Noonan

Bran Noonan is an employment litigator and counselor dedicated to protecting the interests of businesses. He works with employers in various sectors, including education, hospitality, parking services, manufacturing, financial services, media, real estate, healthcare, cannibas, retail, food service, and restaurants. With extensive experience in state and federal courts, before state and federal administrative agencies, and in arbitrations, he litigates single and multi-plaintiff claims, as well as class and collective actions, under the FLSA, ADA, Title VII, FMLA, ADEA, NLRA, and New York Human Rights and Labor Laws. He is also versed in traditional labor law, including grievance arbitrations and claims asserted before the NLRB. As part of his complex commercial litigation practice, he also regularly represents clients in unfair competition, restrictive covenants, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraud disputes.

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New Salary Threshold for Employees Exempt from Overtime

Exempt employees would have to be paid a minimum annual salary of $35,308 in order to be exempt from the overtime and record keeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act, under the Department of Labor’s long-awaited proposed new rule. The proposed new salary threshold represents almost a 50% increase over the current threshold of $23,660 but is substantially less … Continue Reading

Employing Anyone in New York? New Anti-Harassment Laws Taking Effect

All employers with even a single employee working in New York City or New York State will be required to meet requirements designed to address sexual harassment under new city and state laws.  Employers with an employee working in New York City must post a formal notice regarding harassment in a conspicuous location on their premises and distribute a harassment … Continue Reading

Long-Awaited New Overtime Rule Issued

Beginning December 1, 2016 employers will have to pay “white collar” workers a salary of $47,476 ($912 a week) and ensure that they meet certain job duties tests established by law or else pay them overtime, under new regulations issued this week by the U.S. Department of Labor. Bonuses and commissions can count toward as much as 10 percent of … Continue Reading

New York State Increases Minimum Wage and Enacts Paid Family Leave

For employers with employees in New York State, the cost of doing business in the state is going to go up due to recent legislation.  New York State recently passed the following two important changes in the law which will impact all employees in the state: (a) an incremental increase in the minimum wage, and (b) paid family leave.… Continue Reading