Lactation Accommodations in New York City Workplaces

In November 2018, New York City (NYC) passed two laws that require employers to provide lactation accommodations to employees who request them. The NYC Commission on Human Rights (CHR) recently released guidance on these accommodations, as well as resources related to the laws. It is important to note that the laws do not have a posting requirement; however, employers must abide by certain other requirements, some of which we’ve outlined

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New York State Updates Election Law—More Time Off to Vote

New York State’s Election Law was recently updated to give employees additional time off to vote. Employers in New York must abide by the new requirements and also post the new Time Off to Vote notice, which has a revision date of 4/12/2019. Our updated New York State Poster will soon be heading out to customers in The Empire State. In the meantime, we’ve provided some information on changes to

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New Minimum Wage Rates & Discrimination Protections in New York State

December 31st is just around the corner, which means employees in New York State will soon be getting a minimum wage increase. In addition, changes to New York State’s Human Rights Law have resulted in updates to the Discrimination poster. Keep reading to find out all the details. Minimum Wage Rates for Miscellaneous Industries New York State’s Department of Labor (DOL) has just released the Miscellaneous Industry Employees’ minimum wage

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Two New Laws for New York City—New Poster Coming Soon

  Due to the recent passage of two New York City laws—the Temporary Schedule Change Law and the Stop Sexual Harassment Act—our NYC poster is getting quite a makeover! Keep reading to find out employer requirements and employee benefits related to these laws. Temporary Schedule Change Law The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs has released a notice for the Temporary Schedule Change Law, which has an effective date of July

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New Anti-Sexual Harassment Laws in New York State & New York City

Employers in New York State and New York City should be aware of recent legislation expanding employee protections related to sexual harassment in the workplace. What’s Happening in New York State? New York State’s approved budget for fiscal year 2018–2019 includes legislation that addresses workplace sexual harassment. Under the law, the NYS Department of Labor (DOL) and the Division of Human Rights (DHR) must develop a model anti-sexual harassment policy

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New York City Amends Earned Sick Leave Law

Under New York City’s Earned Safe and Sick Time Act, certain employees who work in the city are entitled to receive safe leave as well as sick leave. Recent “safe time” amendments, which went into effect on May 5, 2018, do not require employers to give employees additional time off for safe leave; instead, employers are required to allow employees to use earned leave for safe leave purposes. The newly

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New York State Releases Updated Minimum Wage Notice

As we reported back in October, on December 31, 2017, the minimum wage in New York will increase by varying amounts, depending on an employer’s location. The New York Department of Labor has just released the Miscellaneous Industry Employees’ minimum wage notice, which has a revision date of 12/17. The notice reflects different hourly wage rates for the following regions, effective 12/31/17 through 12/30/18: New York City Long Island &

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Update to New York City’s Pregnancy Rights Poster

“Start spreading the news…” New York City’s Human Rights Commission just released an update to its pregnancy rights in the workplace poster. The updated poster, now titled Pregnancy Accommodations at Work, includes additional details of the NYC Human Rights Law that employers and employees in “the city that never sleeps” need to know. What’s Changing in NYC? For Employers The poster now states that the NYC Human Rights law requires

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Minimum Wage Increase for Employees in New York State

On December 31, 2017, the minimum wage in New York will increase once again by varying amounts, depending on an employer’s location. The state provides different wage rates for the following regions: New York City, Long Island & Westchester County, and the remainder of the state, which is referred to as Greater New York State. You can rest assured that we’ll be watching for the state’s updated minimum wage poster

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New York’s Minimum Wage Poster Has Just Been Released!

On December 31, 2016, the minimum wage in New York is increasing by varying amounts, depending on an employer’s location. The new poster provides different wage rates for the following regions: New York City, Long Island and Westchester County, and the remainder of New York State. NYC Minimum Wage Rates for Large and Small Employers For employers with 11 or more employees, the minimum wage in New York City will

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