Poster Compliance Center Blog

Three States Now Prohibit Discrimination Based on Hairstyle

Following California and New York, in December 2019, New Jersey became the third state to outlaw discrimination against people based on hairstyles associated with race and ethnicity. The “Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair Act” (the “Crown” Act) makes it illegal to discriminate against people at work, school, or in public places […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New York State Releases Updated Minimum Wage Notice

s 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 […]