On October 28, 2021, Governor Hochul signed legislation which expanded the scope of whistleblower protection under New York Labor Law Section 740. The new amended law expands the scope of individuals protected, the definition of protected activity, and the types of employment related actions which can constitute retaliation, the
Articles Discussing New York Labor Law.
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill (S858) that amends the New York Labor Law to make it easier for employees to bring claims against their employers for alleged unpaid and/or owed wages. The legislation, titled the “No Wage Theft Loophole Act,” aims to eliminate what its supporters say is
- Availability of the Special Employee Defense
- Ladder safety requirements for employers
- Proper use of scaffolding on worksites
- Enumerated activity under § 240(1)
Is the work being performed a “protected activity” under New York Labor Law?
New York City is poised to require employers to provide their workers with sick days. The City Council, by a vote of 45-3, has passed legislation requiring New York City private-sector employers, outside of the manufacturing industry, to provide paid (or unpaid, for certain employers) sick time to employees. The measure approved by the Council on May 8, 2013, reflects a compromise between advocates of such legislation, opponents in the business community and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, whose delay in bringing the bill for a vote was used (and continues to be used) against her by other mayoral candidates.