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Amendments to New York City Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law Effective

Changes to New York City’s Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law (NYCSL) took effect on September 30, 2020. On September 23, 2020, the New York City Council enacted Int. No 2032-A, and Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the bill on September 28, 2020. Most of the modifications comport the NYCSL with New York State’s Sick... Continue Reading
October 1, 2020

New York State’s New Paid Sick Leave Law Goes Into Effect September 30, 2020

New York State will soon require all employers to provide sick leave to employees. The New York State Sick Leave (NYSSL) law goes into effect September 30, 2020, but employees are not entitled to use NYSSL until January 1, 2021. Read our full article here. Continue Reading
September 10, 2020

Election Day is Coming – What are Your Obligations as an Employer?

With Election Day fast approaching, employers should ensure they are in compliance with state law requirements related to employee voting rights. While not all states impose requirements on employers, some impose time off obligations and notice requirements with the possibility of criminal or civil penalties for non-compliance. Applicable voting laws vary by state. Some state laws... Continue Reading
October 25, 2019

New York Revises Employment Protections for Domestic Violence Victims, Adds Accommodation Obligations

New York has amended its Human Rights Law to expand protection from employment discrimination for victims of domestic violence. Signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on August 20, 2019, the new law amends the New York State Human Rights Law with respect to victims of domestic violence. It also requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations. The new...… Continue Reading The post New York Revises Employment Protections for Domestic Violence Victims, Adds Accommodation Obligations appeared first on Disability, Leave & Health Management Blog.
August 26, 2019

New York Adopts Laws Aimed at Combating Salary Inequality and Race Discrimination

In the final days of its 2019 Session, the New York State Legislature passed three bills that, respectively, will bar employers from inquiring about applicants’ past salary history, prohibit wage differentials based on protected class status, and ban race discrimination based on an employee’s hair or hairstyle. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is expected to sign...… Continue Reading
June 24, 2019

‘Safe Time’ Amendments to New York City Paid Sick Leave Effective May 5, 2018

Amendments to the New York City “Earned Safe and Sick Time Act” (ESTA) went into effect on May 5, 2018. Eligible employees under the ESTA will be able to use paid time off for circumstances resulting from the employee or a covered family member of the employee being the victim of family offense matters, sexual...… Continue Reading The post ‘Safe Time’ Amendments to New York City Paid Sick Leave Effective May 5, 2018 appeared first on Disability, Leave & Health Management Blog.
May 7, 2018

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

Are Employers Willing to Risk Getting PAID?

Last month, the DOL announced the Payroll Audit Independent Determination program (“PAID”), a self-auditing program designed to encourage employers to uncover and voluntarily report potential minimum wage and overtime violations and avoid the risk of penalties or liquidated damages that would be imposed if the Agency discovered the violations in the first instance.  We initially...… Continue Reading
April 11, 2018

Governor Cuomo Contemplating Elimination of Tip Credit

Employers in New York currently are permitted to pay tipped workers a direct cash wage that is below the State minimum wage and take a “credit” for some of the tips received by employees to satisfy the difference between the cash wage paid and the full minimum wage.  For example, in New York City beginning...… Continue Reading
December 18, 2017