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Court Holds That NY's Prohibition Of Arbitration Agreements Is Preempted By Federal Law
In April 2018, as part of a sweeping set of reforms to sexual harassment law, New York State enacted a provision to its civil procedure code stating that employers are prohibited from including
United States
9 Jul 2019
NYS Puts Brakes On Expansive Call-In Pay Reform
Seyfarth Synopsis: The NYSDOL recently announced that it will no longer pursue regulations that, if adopted, would have required most NYS employers to provide call-in pay to employees for hours
United States
14 Mar 2019
New York Extends Wage Deduction Rules
New York's expanded list of permissible wage deductions has been extended until 2020.
United States
9 Jan 2019
What Will Be New In New York In The New Year?
Seyfarth Synopsis: Democrats now control both houses of the New York Legislature as well as the Governor's office. A host of new employment-related legislation may be in the offing,.
United States
13 Dec 2018
New York Minimum Wage And Exempt Status Salaries Set To Increase Again, But Wage Deduction Rules May Expire
As they have each year since 2016, the minimum wage and exempt salary threshold will increase for New York employers effective December 31, 2018, with large employers in New York City being the first to hit the $15...
United States
16 Nov 2018
New York's Ban On Arbitration Of Sexual Harassment Claims: Can It Survive Federal Preemption?
Seyfarth Synopsis: New York's recently enacted prohibition on arbitration agreements of sexual harassment claims is likely to be preempted by federal law.
United States
31 Oct 2018
New York State Releases Final Anti-Sexual Harassment Materials
In compliance with legislation passed earlier this year, New York State has released the final model sexual harassment policy and complaint form, the model training materials, and FAQs, which provide further guidance regarding the legislation.
United States
5 Oct 2018
New York State Releases The Draft Model Anti-Sexual Harassment Policy, Training, And Complaint Form
Earlier this year, New York State enacted comprehensive legislation targeting workplace sexual harassment.
United States
2 Sep 2018
New York City Commission On Human Rights Publishes Sexual Harassment Poster And Information Sheet
Seyfarth Synopsis: The Commission has published the sexual harassment poster and information sheet mandated under the "Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act."
United States
15 Aug 2018
Shifty Business VII: NYC Releases Temporary Schedule Change Law Model Notice And Faqs
The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs has released a model Notice of Employee Right and Frequently Asked Questions regarding its new Temporary Schedule Change Law ...
United States
31 Jul 2018
Shifty Business VI: NYC Temporary Schedule Change Law Effective July 18
Effective July 18, 2018, New York City employers must grant two temporary schedule changes per year to eligible employees for certain qualifying "personal events."
United States
19 Jul 2018
Don't Judge A Conditional Certification Motion By Its Cover
Seyfarth Synopsis: A New York federal court once again denied a motion for conditional certification of a nationwide collective action against Barnes & Noble.
United States
10 Jul 2018
Recent New York State And New York City Anti-Sexual Harassment Legislation: Now What?
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have each signed new laws designed to combat workplace sexual harassment.
United States
18 May 2018
Following State's Lead, New York City Council Passes "Stop Sexual Harassment In NYC Act"
The New York City Council has passed, and Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign, a package of eleven bills—together referred to as the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act ...
United States
19 Apr 2018
In a Nod to the #MeToo Movement, New York Legislature Passes Comprehensive Anti-Sexual Harassment Legislation
The New York Legislature has passed, and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is expected to sign, a bill that will, among other things, prohibit all employers from requiring employees to arbitrate claims of sexual harassment.
United States
9 Apr 2018
NY Attorney General "PAID" Lip Service To DOL Initiative
The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the launch of the Payroll Audit Independent Determination program—or "PAID" ...
United States
6 Apr 2018
Shifty Business V: New NYC Law Allows Employees To Request Temporary Schedule Changes; Comment Period For NYS Call-In Pay Rules Extended
A new NYC law entitles employees to two temporary schedule changes per year for certain personal events. Separately, the comment period for call-in pay rules proposed by the State DOL has been extended to January 22.
United States
22 Jan 2018
DOL Bids Adieu To Six-Factor Internship Test
The Department of Labor has scrapped its 2010 Fact Sheet on internship status and adopted the more flexible and employer-friendly test devised by Second Circuit.
United States
9 Jan 2018
NY Governor Signals "Tipping" Point Over Elimination Of Minimum Wage Tip Credit
Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed the Commissioner of Labor to schedule public hearings to address the possibility of eliminating the tip credit.
United States
20 Dec 2017
New York's Highest Court: Pre-Certification Settlements Require Classwide Notice
Seyfarth Synopsis: The New York Court of Appeals holds that the state's class action rules require notice of settlements to be sent to putative class members – even though no class has been certified.
United States
14 Dec 2017
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