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#Metoo Round 2 - Sweeping Legislation To Transform New York Employment Landscape Yet Again
On June 19 and 20, 2019, New York legislators passed a package of bills, including bills designed to strengthen discrimination and sexual harassment protections in the workplace, to prohibit wage differentials based on...
United States
5 Jul 2019
Pumping Up Protections: New York City Employers Must Comply With Strict New Lactation Room Laws
On November 17, 2018, the New York City Council amended the New York City Human Rights Law with Local Laws 185 and 186, which mandate that New York City employers meet certain lactation room standards and...
United States
11 Feb 2019
New Bill Seeks To Prohibit All New York Employers From Inquiring Into Applicant Salary History
On January 11, 2019, a bill proposing a statewide salary history inquiry ban, applicable to private and public employers, was introduced in the New York State Assembly.
United States
25 Jan 2019
The Ninth Circuit Gives Support To Equal Pay Day
On April 9, 2018, on the eve of Equal Pay Day, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit answered what Judge Stephen Reinhardt posed as a simple question:
United States
16 Apr 2018
Losing Sleep Over Live-In Home Care Workers: NYSDOL Confirms "13 Hour Rule" In Response To New York State Appellate Court Rulings
Once the 90-day period expires, the NYSDOL can re-adopt the emergency regulation and such re-adoption remains in effect for an additional 60 days.
United States
30 Oct 2017
California Now Among States Banning Salary History Inquiries
On October 12, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill No. 168, adding California to the growing list of jurisdictions that restrict inquiries into an applicant's salary history.
United States
20 Oct 2017
Is Your Business Ready For The New York State Paid Family Leave Law?
As a result of some carriers withdrawing from the market, some employers may be forced to find new carriers for coverage within a short period of time.
United States
4 Oct 2017
Taking The "Direct" Out Of Direct Deposit: New York Attempts Crackdown On Employers' Ability To Pay Wages By Direct Deposit And Debit Card
On September 7, 2016, the New York Department of Labor ("DOL") issued final rules on the Methods of Wage Payment ("Final Rules"), slated to become effective on March 7, 2017.
United States
3 Mar 2017
New York City Amends Paid Sick Leave Law To Encompass Employers Of Five Or More
The NYC Council passed an amendment to the Earned Sick Time Act requiring all employers with five or more NYC employees to provide five paid sick days.
United States
18 Mar 2014
Two NLRB Rules Effective April 30 Affect Most Private-Sector Employers
On April 30, 2012, two National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rules will come into effect that, like the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) generally, will affect all employers engaged in interstate commerce and not part of the rail or air transportation systems.
United States
20 Apr 2012
Deadline Approaching: New York Employers Have Until February 1, 2012, To Provide All Employees With Annual Wage Notice
As we reported in a "Duane Morris Alert" last March, all New York employers are required to provide all employees by February 1, 2012, a written notice containing specific information about the employee's wages. The required information must be provided at the time of hire, annually between January 1 and February 1 of each year, and within seven days of any change not listed on the employee's pay stub.
United States
31 Jan 2012
New NLRB Decision Likely to Aid Union Organizing
On December 6, 2010, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) held—in "Dana Corporation and UAW"—that an agreement by a union and a company on significant terms of a future collective-bargaining agreement "prior" to the union's demonstration of majority support from the company's employees does not violate the law.
United States
22 Dec 2010
Employer Tax Benefits in Newly Enacted HIRE Act
On March 18, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (the "HIRE Act"). The HIRE Act creates tax breaks for employers hiring and retaining new workers who have been unemployed for at least 60 days.
United States
12 Apr 2010
Recent Laws And Events Challenge New York Employers In The Areas Of Plant Closings, Overtime And Workers´ Compensation
On August 5, 2008, New York State Gov. David Paterson signed into law the New York State Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act ("NY WARN Act"), to become effective on February 1, 2009.
United States
9 Oct 2008
Employer´s Policy Prohibiting Employees From Revealing Compensation Or Terms Of Employment Violates National Labor Relations Act
The National Labor Relations Board (the "Board") ruled that a non-union employer violated Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act (the "NLRA") by: (1) maintaining an overly broad confidentiality provision, which could be reasonably construed by employees as prohibiting discussion of terms of employment with a union representative; and (2) terminating an employee for breaching the confidentiality provision.
United States
23 Jul 2008
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