The New York State Department of Health (the “Department”) announced on May 30, 2023, that “it has begun the process of repealing the COVID-19 vaccine requirements for workers at regulated health care facilities.”
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NYSDFS Fines Lender and Mortgage Servicer $4.25M for Cybersecurity Failures Including Vendor Management
Yesterday, New York’s Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) announced another enforcement action under the state’s Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies, 23 N.Y.C.R.R. Part 500 (“Reg 500”). According to the press release, OneMain Financial Group LLC (“OneMain”) will pay a $4.25 million penalty to New York State for alleged violations
New York City Council Approves Bill to Ban Employment Discrimination Based on Height and Weight
On May 11, 2023, the New York City Council approved a bill to prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of an individual’s height or weight. The bill, Int. No. 209-A, was sent to Mayor Eric Adams for final approval following a 44–5 vote.
New York State Budget Brings Sweeping Changes to the Home Health Care Industry
New York Budget for FY 2023-2024 includes legislation affecting the home care industry. Budget provisions change the home care worker minimum wage, implement NY Department of Health compensation oversight standards, create a Managed Long-Term Care oversight standard, and institute additional requirements for the home health industry.
New York AG Releases Guide for Businesses on Effective Data Security
As noted in a prior post, New York’s Attorney General (“NYAG”) has made enforcement of the New York SHIELD Act an enforcement priority. The SHIELD Act requires organizations handling personal information related to New York residents to maintain reasonable safeguards to protect that information. Maintaining its focus on this area,
NYC Agency to Hold Employer-focused Roundtable to Clarify New AI Regulations
In the wake of its recently issued rules regarding New York City Local Law 144 (“Local Law 144”), the New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) will be holding an educational roundtable on May 22, 2023, at 2 p.m.
New York State Adopts Updates to Model Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy
On April 11, 2023, the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) finalized updates to the state’s “Sexual Harassment Model Policy” that provides employers a template to aid their compliance with New York State laws prohibiting sexual harassment in the workplace. The department further released an updated training video and
NYC Comptroller’s Shareholder Proposal Threatens to Curb Employers’ NLRA Free Speech Rights and Employee Free Choice
On March 31, 2023, New York City Comptroller Brad Lander, on behalf of the five New York City retirement systems, announced a new shareholder proposal at Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., asking the board of directors to adopt a “policy of noninterference” at the company.
New York City Adopts Final Regulations on Use of AI in Hiring and Promotion, Extends Enforcement Date to July 5, 2023
NYC has issued final rules to implement an ordinance regulating employer use of automated employment decision tools (AEDTs) in hiring and promotions.
New York State Updates Its Model Sexual Harassment Policy and Training Materials
On April 11, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the release of updated versions of New York State’s sexual harassment model policy and training materials.
What New York Employers Need to Know About Marijuana Two Years After Legalization
It’s been two years since the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act legalized marijuana in New York State on March 31, 2021 and prohibited employers from drug testing for marijuana (for tests that are not federally-mandated). Because many employers still are confused about what New York law requires, here is a
Employer Alert: New York City Issues Final Rules on Automated Employment Decision Tools Law
On April 6, 2023, the New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (“Department”) issued its Final Rules regarding automated employment decision tools (“AEDT”). As previously reported, New York City’s AEDT law, Local Law 144 of 2021, prohibits employers and employment agencies from using AEDT unless:
New York City Adopts Final Rules on Automated Decision-making Tools, AI in Hiring
On April 6, 2023, the New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) adopted highly anticipated final rules implementing the city’s law regulating the use of automated employment decision tools (AEDT) tools in hiring that will take effect on July 5, 2023. The AEDT law, which took effect
New York Enacts Further Regulations on Extra Working Hours for Nurses
Under two amendments to its law regulating consecutive hours of work for nurses (Labor Law Section 167), New York has established monetary penalties for violations of the law and placed reporting requirements and other restrictions on healthcare employers that require nurses to work beyond their regularly scheduled hours.
New York Lawmakers Modify Pay Disclosure Law’s Applicability to Remote Jobs
With the September 17, 2023 effective date for New York’s new pay range disclosure requirements approaching, state lawmakers recently amended the law to clarify the scope of remote jobs to which the law applies and to relieve certain information retention requirements for employers. On March 3, 2023, New York governor