During a busy term at the New York Legislature, Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation prohibiting captive audience meetings, categorizing wage theft as larceny, and expanding protection of “gender identity or expression” to interns.
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The minimum weekly compensation for individuals receiving workers’ compensation benefits will soon increase under legislation signed by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul.
New York State Penal Law amendments strengthen penalties for employers guilty of wage theft.
In a recent legal development, a New York State Supreme Court ruled that the source-of-income anti-discrimination statute within the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) is unconstitutional, citing a violation of the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
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Employers are reminded that the New York State Pay Transparency Law goes into effect Sept. 17, 2023. Covered employers in New York State will have new pay transparency obligations related to job advertisements.
Under a recently introduced bill, employers across New York State could face new restrictions on the electronic surveillance of workers and the growing use of automated decision-making and artificial intelligence (AI) technology to make employment decisions. Senate Bill (S) 07623 seeks to address privacy concerns with electronic surveillance, or so-called
The source-of-income antidiscrimination statute in the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) is unconstitutional as it violates the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, New York State Supreme Court Judge Mark G. Masler, presiding in Cortland County, has ruled. People v. Commons W., LLC, 2023 NY Slip Op. 23213 (Sup. Ct. June 27, 2023).
The 2023 New York State Legislature recently concluded its legislative session (after being called back for two weeks to consider certain pieces of legislation). The session ended with a flurry of activity relevant to employers in the state, and below is an update on developments pertinent to New York employers. In sum, many items, including non-compete bans, the Freelance Isn’t Free Act, Settlement Agreements and Liquidated Damages Provisions and more await forwarding to Governor Kathy Hochul’s desk for her signature or veto.
New York City was on track to becoming the first major U.S. city to implement a minimum pay-rate for app-based restaurant delivery workers. However, the new law, which was scheduled to go into effect July 12, 2023, has been stayed by New York State Supreme Court Judge Nicholas Moyne.
The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) has released amended New York State Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act (NYS WARN) Regulations that, in large part, respond to the unique issues presented during the COVID-19 pandemic relating to employers’ provision of fewer than 90 days of notice, temporary layoffs, and rise of remote and hybrid work arrangements.
Changes to New York’s name, image, and likeness (NIL) law redefines “student-athlete” and limits the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) authority. The changes under NY Bill No. A07107B are effective immediately.
Updates to NIL Law
The definition of “student-athlete” has been expanded to include an individual who has completed at
On June 21, 2023, the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) published updated regulations concerning the New York State Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (NYS WARN Act).
On June 29, 2023, the New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) issued new guidance on the enforcement of the city’s law regulating the use of automated employment decision tools (AEDTs) ahead of the July 5, 2023, effective date for final rules implementing the law.