• 09.27.19

    DOL Announces Final Overtime Exemption Rule

    On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“Proposed Rule”) which sought to increase the minimum salary thresholds for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s “white collar” and “highly compensated” overtime exemptions.

  • 08.29.19

    New York Dramatically Expands Harassment Protections

    On August 12, Governor Cuomo signed sweeping new legislation toughening and substantially broadening New York’s sexual harassment protections.

  • 07.29.19

    Liens Against Companies and Executives for Unpaid Employee Wages?

    The New York State Legislature has passed a bill that, if signed into law, would allow current and former employees to obtain a lien against an employer’s real or personal property based merely on an allegation of underpayment of wages.

  • 06.26.19

    New York City Considers Mandatory Vacation Time Law

    The New York City Council’s Committee on Civil Service and Labor has proposed a bill that would require New York City employers with five (5) or more employees to provide paid vacation time to their employees. Indeed, if passed, the bill would update New York City’s Earned Safe and Sick ...

  • 05.29.19

    Law Now Protects Employees’ Sexual and Reproductive Health Decisions

    The New York City Human Rights Law now prohibits employment-related discrimination and retaliation on the basis of an employee’s “sexual and reproductive health decisions.”

  • 04.25.19

    New York City Smokes Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing

    On April 9, 2019, the New York City Council overwhelmingly approved legislation that will prohibit employers from requiring prospective hires to submit to pre-employment testing for the presence of marijuana.

  • 03.27.19

    DOL Issues Proposed New Salary Thresholds for Exempt Employees

    As expected, on March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which, if adopted, would raise the minimum salary thresholds for the FLSA’s “white collar” and “highly-compensated” exemptions.

  • 02.27.19

    New ‘White Collar’ Salary Thresholds Expected Imminently

    In 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a “final rule,” which, among other changes, would have increased from $455 per week ($23,660 per year) to $913 per week ($47,476 per year) the minimum salary threshold required in order to consider whether an employee may be exempt under the ...

  • 01.29.19

    Predictable Scheduling Regulations May Require Call-In Pay for Employees

    Pursuant to anticipated new “predictable scheduling” regulations, New York employers may soon have to provide employees with “call-in pay” for certain unworked hours.

  • 12.27.18

    New Year, New Sick Leave Entitlements

    With the New Year approaching and employee leave accruals resetting, employers must be mindful of the continually-evolving laws governing employees’ use of, and entitlement to, leave time in the jurisdictions where they conduct business.