Jeffrey Ruzal Quoted in “Treat Seasonal Workers Same as Permanent Employees”

Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report

Jeffrey H. Ruzal, a Senior Counsel in the Labor and Employment practice, in the firm’s New York office, was quoted by Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report, in “Treat Seasonal Workers Same as Permanent Employees,” by Gayle Cinquegrani.

Following is an excerpt:

That's the advice Jeffrey Ruzal, a senior counsel at Epstein Becker Green in New York, gives his retail clients.

“I recommend to all retail clients that they take all steps to treat the seasonal workers as they do their regular, full-time workers,” he told Bloomberg BNA Dec. 8.

“The employment laws are indiscriminate with regard to whether a worker is seasonal or permanent,” according to Ruzal, who said he represents “a number of household-name retail clients,” including both large department stores and smaller boutiques. “The employer should not shortchange the process because the seasonal worker may only be working for a few months,” he said.