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Expanded Employee Protections For New York Employees In 2019
New York State and New York City legislatures have continued to enact progressive, employee-friendly changes during the first few months of 2019.
United States
10 Jul 2019
Employee Privacy Laws: New Jersey
This resource was reviewed on June 12, 2019 to ensure that it reflects the most current law and market practice. There were no substantive changes made to the document.
United States
2 Jul 2019
Employment And Labor Quarterly Update - September 2018
As previously reported, both New York State and New York City recently enacted laws requiring employers to step up their efforts to stop sexual harassment in the workplace.
United States
28 Sep 2018
NYC Releases Guidance And Notice Posting For New Temporary Work Schedule Changes Law
New York City's Department of Consumer Affairs recently released guidance on the new temporary work schedule change provisions of the New York City Fair Workweek law that took effect on July 18, 2018.
United States
27 Sep 2018
What's On The Horizon? Important Proposed Legislation In New Jersey
Senate Bill 121 recently passed the Senate and is pending review by the New Jersey General Assembly.
United States
27 Sep 2018
As The Fraternity Of States With Earned Sick Leave Adds A New Chapter, New Jersey Employers Can Expect Big Changes
While New Jersey employers have long avoided a statewide sick leave law, in recent years many have struggled to keep up with an ever expanding patchwork of municipal paid sick leave laws ...
United States
3 Jul 2018
New York City Bans Employers From Asking Applicants About Salary History
On May 4, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a bill banning employers from asking a job applicant about her salary history or relying on salary history to determine...
United States
10 May 2017
Court Enjoins Revised Federal Overtime Regulations
A federal district court judge in the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction on November 22, barring the implementation and enforcement of the Department of Labor's (DOL) expanded overtime exemption rule (Final Rule), which was scheduled to take effect December 1, 2016.
United States
24 Nov 2016
New Jersey's Minimum Wage Holds Steady At $8.38 Per Hour In 2016
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development ("DOL") has determined that the State minimum wage rate will remain unchanged at $8.38 per hour in 2016.
United States
25 Nov 2015
New York Governor Signs Updated Gender Bias Laws
On Wednesday, October 21, 2015, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a package of eight bills that originally were part of his Women's Equality Act, which he first introduced in 2013.
United States
3 Nov 2015
SCOTUS: Employers Do Not Have To "Know" Of Applicant's Need For Religious Accommodation To Be Liable For Failure To Accommodate
Samantha Elauf applied for a position with Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. (Abercrombie), a retail clothing company well known for its signature "preppy" style.
United States
8 Jun 2015
NYC Bans Use Of Credit Histories In Employment Decisions
On May 6, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act, which bans employers in New York City from using applicants' and employees' credit histories...
United States
14 May 2015
Reminder – Amendments To The New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Take Effect
We previously posted here that on December 29, 2014 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law amending the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act.
United States
18 Mar 2015
New York Governor Signs Bill Repealing Annual Wage Notice Requirement
On December 29, 2014, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law Assembly Bill 8106-C amending the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act ("the WTPA").
United States
31 Dec 2014
Four States Raise Minimum Wage
On November 4, 2014, voters in four states approved increases to minimum wage rates that will take effect over the next few years.
United States
12 Nov 2014
Third Circuit Disregards "Mailbox Rule" In FMLA Case
In the recent case of Lupyan v. Corinthian Colleges Inc., the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled that, when an employee alleged she did not receive notice of her Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") rights, the employer’s proof that it mailed such notice, without a return receipt or tracking information, was insufficient to avoid a lengthy litigation.
United States
25 Sep 2014
Amendment to New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Awaits Governor’s Signature
On June 19, 2014 both the New York State Senate and Assembly passed a bill that would significantly amend the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act.
United States
22 Jul 2014
Seattle Mayor Signs Law Setting Fifteen Dollar Minimum Wage
On June 3, 2014, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray signed an ordinance raising the city’s minimum wage to fifteen dollars per hour.
United States
9 Jun 2014
New York City Human Rights Law Expands Duty To Accommodate Pregnant Employees
On January 30, an expansion to the New York City Human Rights Law to include pregnancy discrimination will go into effect.
United States
17 Jan 2014
Reminder: New Jersey Social Media Privacy Bill Goes Into Effect December 1
Effective December 1, 2013, employers must comply with New Jersey’s Social Media Privacy Law.
United States
2 Dec 2013
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