Nancy Vary, JD

About Nancy Vary, JD

Nancy Vary is a Director in the Knowledge Resource Center of Conduent HR Services. She consults on a full range of labor and employment issues that affect the workplace, with a particular focus on emerging HR and benefits trends, legislative and regulatory developments, and wage and hour compliance.

Labor and Employment Developments 2017 – A Mid-Year Recap

Volume 40 | Issue 99
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This FYI Roundup recaps workplace issues that were front and center during the first half of 2017. Washington

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    Massachusetts Expands Employment Protections for Pregnant Workers

Massachusetts Expands Employment Protections for Pregnant Workers

Volume 40 | Issue 96
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On July 27, Massachusetts enacted the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, joining a growing number of states expanding employment protections

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    Massachusetts Employers May Have to Accommodate Medical Marijuana Use

Massachusetts Employers May Have to Accommodate Medical Marijuana Use

Volume 40 | Issue 94
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In a first-of-its-kind ruling, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that employers have a duty to reasonably accommodate employees’

New York Adopts Final Paid Family Leave Rules

Volume 40 | Issue 91
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On July 19, the New York Workers’ Compensation Board released final regulations implementing the New York Paid Family Leave

San Francisco Bans Salary History Inquiries

Volume 40 | Issue 90
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On July 19, San Francisco became the third major city in the nation seeking to close the gender pay

Washington Becomes 5th State with Paid Family Leave

Volume 40 | Issue 87
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On July 5, Washington joined four other states and the District of Columbia in providing a paid family leave

California Employers Face New Criminal History Rules

Volume 40 | Issue 85
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Earlier this year, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council approved new regulations on the use of criminal history in

DOL Brings Back Opinion Letters

Volume 40 | Issue 83
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This week, the DOL announced that it is reviving the long-standing practice of issuing opinion letters

Delaware Bans Salary History Inquiries

Volume 40 | Issue 82
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On June 14, Delaware enacted a law barring employers from requesting the compensation history of job

DOL Moves to Rescind Persuader Rule

Volume 40 | Issue 81
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Last November, a Texas District Court permanently blocked the DOL from implementing and enforcing the Obama

Challenge to Philadelphia Wage Equity Law On Again

Volume 40 | Issue 79
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When Philadelphia enacted its so-called wage equity ordinance earlier this year, it was poised to become

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    New York Revises Proposed Regulations for Paid Family Leave and Sets Premium Rates

New York Revises Proposed Regulations for Paid Family Leave and Sets Premium Rates

Volume 40 | Issue 78
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Last year, New York enacted a comprehensive paid family leave law that will provide employee-funded benefits

NYC Enacts “Fair Workweek” Laws

Volume 40 | Issue 76
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On May 30, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a package of five bills into

Oregon Enacts New Equal Pay Law

Volume 40 | Issue 75
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On June 1, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law new equal pay protections for employees

Challenge to Philadelphia Wage Equity Law Dismissed

Volume 40 | Issue 71
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Earlier this year, Philadelphia enacted its so-called wage equity ordinance, becoming the first city in the

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    DOL Withdraws Guidance on Joint Employers and Independent Contractors 

DOL Withdraws Guidance on Joint Employers and Independent Contractors 

Volume 40 | Issue 70
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Yesterday, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced the withdrawal of two Obama-era Administrator’s Interpretations concerning independent

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    Recent Research in HR and Employee Benefits 2017 – Spring Edition

Recent Research in HR and Employee Benefits 2017 – Spring Edition

Volume 40 | Issue 68
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Our spring FYI Roundup examines a variety of publications that offer insights, trends and analyses about

California’s “Day of Rest” Requirements Clarified

Volume 40 | Issue 64
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The California Labor Code limits employers’ scheduling practices by generally prohibiting employees from working

Ninth Circuit OKs Pay Structure Based on Prior Salary

Volume 40 | Issue 62
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On April 27, a panel of the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

NY DOL Appeals Revocation of Wage Payment Rules

Volume 40 | Issue 61
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On February 16, the New York Industrial Board of Appeals struck down regulations governing the payment of wages

NYC Mayor Signs Salary History Ban Into Law

Volume 40 | Issue 60
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On May 4, NYC became the latest jurisdiction to enact a law restricting employers’ use of prospective

Washington Proposes Paid Sick Leave Rules

Volume 40 | Issue 57
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Last November, voters in Washington approved a ballot initiative that will require employers throughout the state to

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NYC Freelancer Law Poised to Take Effect

Volume 40 | Issue 55
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Late last year, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the Freelance Isn’t Free Act.

Philadelphia’s Ban on Salary History Inquiries on Hold

Volume 40 | Issue 53
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When Mayor Jim Kenney signed the so-called wage equity ordinance earlier this year, Philadelphia became the first

D.C. Restricts Employer Use of Credit Information

Volume 40 | Issue 52
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On February 15, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Fair Credit in Employment Amendment Act of 2016,

NYC Bars Salary History Inquiries

Volume 40 | Issue 48
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On April 5, 2017, the New York City Council passed a bill restricting employers with four or

New York Proposes Regulations for Paid Family Leave

Volume 40 | Issue 44
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Last year, New York enacted a comprehensive paid family leave law. When fully implemented, it

“Blacklisting” Order Revoked and Final Rule Nullified

Volume 40 | Issue 43
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 Yesterday, President Trump issued an executive order revoking President Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive

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    Recent Research in HR and Employee Benefits 2017 – Winter Edition

Recent Research in HR and Employee Benefits 2017 – Winter Edition

Volume 40 | Issue 41
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Our winter FYI Roundup examines a variety of publications that offer insights, trends and analyses of

Congress Disapproves Blacklisting Rule

Volume 40 | Issue 35
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President Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order – the so-called “blacklisting” order – required

New York Wage Payment Regulations Struck Down

Volume 40 | Issue 33
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On September 7, 2016, the New York State Department of Labor adopted new regulations governing the payment

DC Poised to Limit Employer Use of Credit Information

Volume 40 | Issue 30
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On February 15, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Fair Credit Employment Amendment Act of 2016, which

District of Columbia Paid Family Leave Advances

Volume 40 | Issue 29
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On December 20, the Council of the District of Columbia approved the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act

DOL, PBGC and HHS Increase Penalties for Violations

Volume 40 | Issue 25
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The DOL, PBGC, and HHS have announced annual inflation penalty adjustments. Employers should pay careful attention to

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NY State Targets Pay Equity

Volume 40 | Issue 20
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On January 9, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a pair of executive orders extending

Philadelphia Bars Salary History Inquiries

Volume 40 | Issue 17
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Last year, Massachusetts enacted the country’s first ban on salary history inquiries, aimed at narrowing

Los Angeles Becomes Latest City to Ban the Box

Volume 40 | Issue 14
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On January 22, Los Angeles became the latest in a growing list of jurisdictions to

DOL Hikes FLSA and Other Employer Penalties Again

Volume 40 | Issue 12
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For the second time in six months, the DOL has increased the civil monetary penalties

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    Court Blocks HHS from Enforcing Prohibition on Transgender Discrimination

Court Blocks HHS from Enforcing Prohibition on Transgender Discrimination

Volume 40 | Issue 08
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Just before they were to take effect, a Texas district court temporarily blocked provisions of

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    New Year, New Salary Thresholds for NY Overtime Exemptions and Minimum Wage Increases

New Year, New Salary Thresholds for NY Overtime Exemptions and Minimum Wage Increases

Volume 40 | Issue 07
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Effective December 31, the New York Department of Labor amended the state’s overtime regulations, substantially

Portland to Impose Surtax on High CEO Pay Ratios

Volume 40 | Issue 01
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A new SEC rule will require publicly traded companies to disclose in their 2018 proxy

Labor and Employment Developments – 2016 in Review

Volume 39 | Issue 156
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This FYI Roundup recaps workplace issues that were front and center for employers during the

5th Circuit to Expedite Appeal of Overtime Ruling

Volume 39 | Issue 153
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On December 1, the DOL filed a notice of appeal from a federal court

DOL Appeals Overtime Ruling

Volume 39 | Issue 150
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On November 22, a Texas judge temporarily blocked the DOL’s new rule that would

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    Recent Research in HR and Employee Benefits 2016 – Fall Edition

Recent Research in HR and Employee Benefits 2016 – Fall Edition

Volume 39 | Issue 145
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Our fall FYI Roundup examines a number of publications that offer insights, trends and analyses

Overtime Rule on Hold

Volume 39 | Issue 144
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On May 23, the DOL issued a new overtime rule that would more than double

Voters Approve Paid Sick Leave Initiatives

Volume 39 | Issue 141
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On November 8, voters in Arizona and Washington passed ballot initiatives that mandate a new

Texas Court Permanently Blocks DOL Persuader Rule

Volume 39 | Issue 140
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On June 28, a Texas District Court issued a preliminary injunction blocking the DOL

Voters Hike State Minimum Wage Rates

Volume 39 | Issue 135
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Proponents of higher minimum wage rates scored multiple victories yesterday as voters in four states approved

NYC Passes Wage Protections for Gig Workers

Volume 39 | Issue 130
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On October 27, the NYC Council unanimously passed a bill aimed at protecting

Paid Meal Break No Substitute for Overtime Pay

Volume 39 | Issue 126
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Federal law does not require employers to provide meal periods, or to compensate

Texas Court Blocks Key “Blacklisting” Rule Provisions

Volume 39 | Issue 124
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A Texas district court temporarily blocked key provisions of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces

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    States and Business Groups Seek Expedited Rulings on Overtime Rule Challenges

States and Business Groups Seek Expedited Rulings on Overtime Rule Challenges

Volume 39 | Issue 120
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On October 12, the attorneys general from 21 states asked a Texas federal court

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    California to Increase Salary Threshold for Computer Professional Exemption

California to Increase Salary Threshold for Computer Professional Exemption

Volume 39 | Issue 117
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California exempts certain computer professionals from its overtime pay requirements if they are compensated

Bill to Expand California Family Leave Vetoed

Volume 39 | Issue 115
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On September 30, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have required public

California Moves to Level the Paying Field

Volume 39 | Issue 114
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On September 30, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law two bills aimed at

EEOC to Require Summary Pay Data in EEO-1 Report

Volume 39 | Issue 113
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On September 29, the EEOC announced that it has finalized a revised EEO-1 report

San Francisco Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program Made Permanent

San Francisco Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program Made Permanent

DOL Finalizes Paid Sick Leave Rules for Federal Contractors

DOL Finalizes Paid Sick Leave Rules for Federal Contractors

Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule and Guidance for Federal Contractors Issued

Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule and Guidance for Federal Contractors Issued

DOL Announces Minimum Wage Increase for Federal Contractors

DOL Announces Minimum Wage Increase for Federal Contractors

21 States and Business Groups Move to Block Final Overtime Rule

21 States and Business Groups Move to Block Final Overtime Rule

Spotlight on Transgender Health Coverage

Spotlight on Transgender Health Coverage

Recent Research in HR and Employee Benefits 2016 – Summer Edition

Recent Research in HR and Employee Benefits 2016 – Summer Edition

DOL Updates Workplace Posters

DOL Updates Workplace Posters

NLRB Says Grad Students Can Unionize

NLRB Says Grad Students Can Unionize

NYC Amends Mass Transit Benefit Rules

NYC Amends Mass Transit Benefit Rules

OFCCP Expands Sex Discrimination Guidance

OFCCP Expands Sex Discrimination Guidance

Massachusetts Enacts Expansive Equal Pay Law

Massachusetts Enacts Expansive Equal Pay Law

Labor and Employment Developments 2016 – A Mid-Year Recap

Labor and Employment Developments 2016 – A Mid-Year Recap

EEOC Revises Equal Pay Data Reporting Proposal

EEOC Revises Equal Pay Data Reporting Proposal

DOL Hikes FLSA and Other Employer Penalties

DOL Hikes FLSA and Other Employer Penalties

Higher Education to Face Overtime Challenges

Higher Education to Face Overtime Challenges

Court Blocks DOL Persuader Rule from Taking Effect

Court Blocks DOL Persuader Rule from Taking Effect

EEOC Boosts Penalties for Posting Violations

EEOC Boosts Penalties for Posting Violations

Recent Research in HR and Employee Benefits 2016 – Spring Edition

Recent Research in HR and Employee Benefits 2016 – Spring Edition

DOL Unveils Final Overtime Rule

DOL Unveils Final Overtime Rule

San Francisco Adopts Fully Paid Parental Leave

San Francisco Adopts Fully Paid Parental Leave

CA and NY Adopt $15 Minimum Wage

CA and NY Adopt $15 Minimum Wage

New York Adopts Paid Family Leave

New York Adopts Paid Family Leave

Philadelphia Expands Ban-the-Box Restrictions as NYC Considers Changes

Philadelphia Expands Ban-the-Box Restrictions as NYC Considers Changes

High Court OKs Law of Averages for FLSA Claims

High Court OKs Law of Averages for FLSA Claims

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High Court Tie Leaves Public Union Fees in Place

High Court Tie Leaves Public Union Fees in Place

NYC Prescribes Changes for Sick Time Rules

NYC Prescribes Changes for Sick Time Rules

DOL Proposes Paid Sick Leave Rules for Federal Contractors

DOL Proposes Paid Sick Leave Rules for Federal Contractors

Transition Relief Provided for Student Premium Reduction Arrangements

Transition Relief Provided for Student Premium Reduction Arrangements

Overtime Rules at OMB

Overtime Rules at OMB

Employer Cannot Escape Claims That It Cut Employee Hours to Avoid ACA Requirements

Employer Cannot Escape Claims That It Cut Employee Hours to Avoid ACA Requirements

EEOC Proposes Pay Data Reporting by Employers

EEOC Proposes Pay Data Reporting by Employers

ERISA Plan Cannot Recover Spent Settlement Funds, High Court Rules

ERISA Plan Cannot Recover Spent Settlement Funds, High Court Rules

DOL Takes “As Broad As Possible” View of Joint Employment Under FLSA

DOL Takes “As Broad As Possible” View of Joint Employment Under FLSA

Retiree Health Benefits Dispute Returns to Trial Court

Retiree Health Benefits Dispute Returns to Trial Court

NYC Extends Employment Protections to Caregivers

NYC Extends Employment Protections to Caregivers

IRS Expands Tax Relief for Identity Protection Services

IRS Expands Tax Relief for Identity Protection Services