Hagit Feder

Senior Compliance Administrator, CFE

P 212.216.1109   F 212.216.8001
1350 Broadway
New York, NY 10018

 

Hagit Feder

Senior Compliance Administrator, CFE

P 212.216.1109   F 212.216.8001   hfeder@tarterkrinsky.com

Hagit Marcovich-Feder is a Senior Compliance Administrator and paralegal in the Labor and Employment Group and a Certified Fraud Examiner. She assists counsel and partners in their representation of management in all aspects of labor and employment law, including litigation of cases in federal and state courts, and representation of employers before administrative agencies as well as in arbitrations.

Hagit has worked in this field since 2004. She concentrates on audits relating to wage and hour and ERISA claims and performs wage and hour and ERISA audits for a wide range of industries, including construction firms, fast food chains and restaurants, supermarkets, a major cruise line and food processing plants. She has extensive experience dealing with FDA investigations and government contract claims for contractors. Over the years, she has developed constructive working relationships with benefit fund auditors and state and federal department of labor investigators in cases involving underpayment findings, violations and penalties.

Working hands-on with accountants and government agency investigators, Hagit has assisted numerous businesses in achieving compliance with wage and hour and record keeping practices and mitigating the likelihood of litigation. She is a firm believer that the first step an employer must take when facing an investigation or lawsuit is to come into compliance to prevent future non-compliance issues. She also provides litigation support and support to other areas of general commercial practice.

As a certified OSHA examiner, Hagit can provide clients with assessing safety and hazardous conditions in the workplace.

Previously, Hagit was the senior paralegal, labor and employment compliance administrator and office manager at Foreht Associates, LLP.

Education
  • St. Johns University, B.S., summa cum laude
Languages
  • Russian
Memberships
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners 
Speaking Engagements
  • Hagit has spoken at various seminars over the years with the State and Federal Departmentsof Labor to educate numerous industries on compliance and record keeping requirements.

Website I frequent:
Amazon, it simplifies life!

Favorite vacation spot:
Upstate, NY. It's close to home but the surroundings are green, quiet and the air is clean.

Favorite NY landmark:
Central Park

News

Events

  • TIME SENSITIVE: New York State Publishes New Wage Notice Template for Immediate Use

    Just in the nick of time, the New York State Department of Labor (NYDOL) released the new wage notice template to be used for employers subject to Home Care Worker Wage Parity. Employers must begin using the new wage notice (labeled the LS 62) beginning today, October 1, 2020. The LS 62 is available on the NYDOL website, linked here.

  • COVID-19 Reopening Safety Plans and Updating Employee Policies

    The COVID-19 global pandemic has created additional health and safety considerations for employers, who as it is, already have a general duty to provide a safe working environment.

    As businesses and employers prioritize the health, safety, and well-being of their employees and workers, their families, and the wider community, through updating and maintaining their required written Reopening Safety Plans, they are also focusing on disseminating written COVID-19-related workplace policies.

  • Labor Law Amendments Mean New Wage Notices and Wage Statements for All Who Are Subject to Wage Parity

    While everyone’s attention was fixed on COVID-19 and the surrounding chaos, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the state budget for fiscal year 2020-2021, ushering in several new labor laws and amendments. Some of these such amendments concern the Home Health Care Worker Wage Parity Law (Wage Parity Law) and New York’s Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA).

  • ACT NOW. New Prevailing Wage Notification Requirements Are in Effect!

    Does your company perform “prevailing wage” work? If so, you now have additional obligations under New York’s Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA), which was amended by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signing of the 2020-2021 state budget. Examples of prevailing wage work include non-union positions in construction or building service jobs.

  • New York State Voting Leave Amended Again

    One year ago, voting leave in New York was expanded to provide three hours of paid voting leave to all employees, regardless of whether they had time outside of work to go to the polls. But this expanded leave was short-lived. As of April 3, 2020, Section 3-110 of the New York State Election Law detailing the time allowed for employees to vote has been amended to closely resemble its previous iteration. The amendments were announced as part of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2020-2021 state budget.

  • COVID-19 Update: Guidance and Forms

    Guidance and forms are now available for employers to use in documenting leave requests and complying with requirements under the new federal and state COVID-19 leave laws.

  • New York Paid Leave and Job Protection for COVID-19 Quarantine or Isolation Order

    On March 18, 2020, New York State adopted new legislation providing employees subject to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine or isolation order with immediate sick leave, disability benefits and paid family leave. These benefits apply to employees who cannot work (including an inability to work remotely).

  • Non-Essential Businesses Must Convert 75% of Workforce to Remote Working Arrangements by March 20

    New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that his Executive Order 202.6 requiring non-essential businesses to keep 50% of their workforce offsite has been updated to increase that number to 75%. This means that if your business is deemed non-essential, you may only have 25% of your workforce working in the office or "onsite" starting Friday, March 20.

  • Proposed Change to FLSA Regulations Would Make Exempt Status More Expensive

    On July 6, 2015, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) published its highly-anticipated proposed rules that would require the payment of overtime to certain employees who currently have no entitlement to overtime.

  • Amendment To New York City Human Rights Law Bans Employers From Using Credit Information

    On May 7, 2015, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a law that prohibits businesses from taking any employment-related action against an individual based on credit information. The law takes effect on September 7, 2015 but preparations should begin now.

  • New York City Council Passes the "Fair Chance Act" Establishing New Process for Inquiring into and Considering Job Applicants' Criminal History

    On June 10, 2015, the New York City Council passed the Fair Chance Act ("FCA"). It seems certain to be signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio in the coming weeks.

  • Minimum Wage Changes for 2015

    New York employers are reminded that the hourly minimum wage and wage credits, as well as the minimum weekly salary required for employees to quality for the professional, executive and administrative exemptions are increasing effective December 31, 2014.

  • A Simple Solution to NYC Earned Sick Time Act Compliance – New FAQ spells relief

    There has been an important development regarding the NYC Earned Sick Time Act (“ESTA”). This is the law that now requires most employers to provide up to 40 hours of annual paid sick time to their employees. 

Education
  • St. Johns University, B.S., summa cum laude
Languages
  • Russian
Memberships
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners 
Speaking Engagements
  • Hagit has spoken at various seminars over the years with the State and Federal Departmentsof Labor to educate numerous industries on compliance and record keeping requirements.

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