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  • Refreshing Whistleblower Processes for the Remote Workplace:  Best Practices

    At the onset of COVID in 2020, the Wall Street Journal reported that over a three-month period, there were a deluge of tips, complaints and possible referrals to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). More recently, the SEC has reported record whistleblower awards. And although the extent to which remote work has contributed to... Continue Reading
    April 11, 2022
  • Expanded Protections For Whistleblowers Require Strong Commitment to Compliance Programs

    With so much happening during the holidays, who wants to think about preventive steps and corporate compliance? Unfortunately, expansion of New York’s “whistleblower protection” laws coupled with the ongoing pandemic-related return to work issues make it increasingly critical for employers to ring in the New Year with an understanding of these new developments. High on... Continue Reading
    December 16, 2021
  • FTC’s Tips on Using Artificial Intelligence and Algorithms

    Artificial intelligence (AI) technology that uses algorithms to assist in decision-making offers tremendous opportunity to make predictions and evaluate “big data.” The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), on April 8, 2020, provided reminders in its Tips and Advice blog post, Using Artificial Intelligence and Algorithms. This is not the first time the FTC has focused on...… Continue Reading
    April 28, 2020
  • Westchester Safe Time Leave Has Arrived

    The Westchester County Safe Time Leave Law takes effect today October 30, 2019.  Starting on January 28, 2020, employers must begin providing eligible new hires with a copy of the law and written notice, which is intended to explain how the law applies to them.   Employers have until January 28, 2020 to provide a copy of... Continue Reading
    October 30, 2019
  • Westchester County Adopts Safe Time Law

    On May 3, 2019, Westchester County Executive George Latimer formally signed into law the County’s Safe Time Leave for Victims of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Law (“Safe Time Law”), which provides eligible employees who are victims of domestic violence or human trafficking with up to 40 hours of paid leave in a calendar year...… Continue Reading The post Westchester County Adopts Safe Time Law appeared first on Disability, Leave & Health Management Blog.
    May 21, 2019
  • Model Notice of Employee Rights Released for the Westchester County Earned Sick Leave Law

    Westchester County has released a model Notice of Employee Rights for the Westchester County Earned Sick Leave Law (“WCESLL”), effective April 10, 2019. According to FAQ’s released simultaneously, starting on April 10, 2019, employers must begin providing eligible new hires with a copy of the law and written notice, which is intended to explain how...… Continue Reading The post Model Notice of Employee Rights Released for the Westchester County Earned Sick Leave Law appeared first on Disability, Leave & Health Management Blog.
    April 10, 2019
  • What Employers Can Do Right Now To Prepare For Westchester County’s Earned Sick Leave Law

    Companies should begin preparing now for the new Westchester County Earned Sick Leave Law (“WCESLL”), which becomes effective on April 10, 2019. Here are five steps to get employers started. 1. Determine Whether Your Company Must Provide Employees More Paid Time Or Expand The Reasons Employees Can Use Paid Time Benefits. Employers should confirm they...… Continue Reading The post What Employers Can Do Right Now To Prepare For Westchester County’s Earned Sick Leave Law appeared first on Disability, Leave & Health Management Blog.
    March 14, 2019
  • Localities and the Salary History Ban: Next Stop, Westchester County, New York

    New York’s Westchester County is the latest locality to adopt legislation prohibiting employers from asking prior salary histories of a prospective employee. Click here to read our full article regarding Westchester County’s salary history ban.… Continue Reading
    April 17, 2018
  • Localities and the Compensation History Ban: Next Stop Albany County

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has long supported measures related to pay equity. In 2015, he signed a pay equity law that prohibited an employee from being paid a lower wage on the basis on gender. Similarly, in early 2017, Cuomo signed an executive order prohibiting state agencies from making pre-employment offer inquiries about a...… Continue Reading
    December 7, 2017
  • Governor Brown Has Signed ‘Ban the Box’ Legislation into Law for California

    Effective January 1, 2018, California will be the next jurisdiction to implement statewide “ban the box” legislation.  On October 14, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1008, which prohibits pre-offer inquiries regarding applicants’ conviction histories and regulates employers in their decisions to deny employment to an applicant based on his/her conviction history. ...… Continue Reading The post Governor Brown Has Signed ‘Ban the Box’ Legislation into Law for California appeared first on California Workplace Law Blog.
    October 17, 2017

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