The New York State Senate is poised to pass an employee-friendly bill that would amend New York’s lien law to enable employees to, upon filing a wage claim, obtain a temporary lien against their employer’s (or alleged employer’s) assets. A substantially similar bill was passed by the New York
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On May 12, 2022, New York City Mayor Eric Adams signed Introduction Number (Int. No.) 134-A into law, just days before the current salary disclosure law was set to take effect. New York City’s salary disclosure law will now take effect on November 1, 2022.
On May 12, 2022, New York City Mayor Eric Adams will hold a hearing on New York City’s salary disclosure bill, Introduction Number 134-A. The bill, which the New York City Council passed on April 28, 2022, would revise Local Law 32, New York City’s previously enacted salary disclosure law.
New York State’s recently enacted law requiring notice of electronic monitoring goes into effect on May 7, 2022. To comply with the law, private employers with a place of business in New York must (1) provide notice to new hires in New York who are subject to monitoring and
In 2021, New York City passed a law requiring employers to include salary ranges for job advertisements. The law contained a number of ambiguities and gave employers little time to prepare for the May 15, 2022 effective date. As a result, several groups believed changes to the law were necessary before becoming effective.
Under an amendment to the New York Civil Rights Law that will take effect on May 7, 2022, private-sector employers that monitor their employees’ use of telephones, emails, and the internet must provide notice of such monitoring. The following provides highlights of the new law.
In a decision of great import to the New York City hospitality industry, a federal court has held that a New York City statute mandating payment of severance benefits to certain covered hotel service employees was not preempted by ERISA. RHC Operating, LLC v. City of New York, 1:21-cv-09322-JPO (S.D.N.Y.
Employers often monitor employees for a number of reasons, including to ensure workplace policies and procedures are followed, to detect illegal behavior such as trade secret theft, or to comply with regulatory obligations. As a result, many employers provide notice of electronic monitoring as a matter of practice, via their employee handbooks.
On April 14, 2022, New York City Council Member Christopher Marte, along with Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, introduced legislation that would amend the New York City Fair Workweek law (“FWWL”), which currently applies only to fast food and retail employers. The new amendment, if enacted, would expand the scope
On March 24, 2022, the New York City Council took up a new bill, Int. No. 134, which proposes changes to the local law enacted on January 15, 2022, regarding transparent pay practices. The local law, which is currently set to go into effect on May 15, 2022, makes it
On March 24, 2022, New York City Mayor Eric Adams signed Emergency Executive Order No. 62, which expands an exemption to New York’s vaccination order for private-sector workers to include athletes and performing artists who reside in New York City. The executive order takes effect immediately.
New York’s insurance policy disclosure requirements have undergone noteworthy changes over the past few months.
The New York State Commissioner of Health rescinded the designation of COVID-19 as a “highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health under the HERO Act” (Health and Essential Rights Act) on March 17, 2022. While this change in designation means private sector employers are no longer required to implement their workforce safety plans, based on the HERO Act statutory language, employers will still be required to comply with the other obligations under the HERO Act.
New York is once again amending its anti-harassment and anti-discrimination laws to provide greater protections to employees.
On March 16, 2022, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed a series of bills into law designed at combatting harassment and discrimination in the workplace. The governor has made addressing sexual harassment in the workplace part of her “Equity Agenda,” (which is part of the 2022 State of the State)