• 04.10.20

    New York State Enacts New Non-COVID Sick Leave Entitlements

    On April 3, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law legislation creating completely new, non-COVID-related sick leave entitlements for employees throughout New York state.

  • 02.27.20

    Employers Must Allow Employees to Vote

    With presidential primaries under way and New York’s own primary vote scheduled for April 28, employers should be cognizant of last year’s amendments to New York’s Election Law, which increased the paid time off that employees may take in order to vote in elections.

  • 01.30.20

    DOL Announces Final Rule on Joint Employer Status

    On January 13, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its final rule interpreting joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

  • 12.18.19

    New Year Brings New Employment Laws

    With the New Year approaching, so too are a legion of enhanced workplace protections.

  • 11.26.19

    Whistleblower Protections Begin to Take Center Stage

    As “whistleblower” issues pervade national headlines, lawmakers in some jurisdictions, including New York, have recently sought to expand existing whistleblower protections.

  • 10.31.19

    Enhanced Workplace Protections for Domestic Violence Victims

    Effective November 18, 2019, amendments to the New York State Human Rights Law will provide enhanced protections to employees who are victims of domestic violence.

  • 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 ...

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