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HR Alert: NY Pay Transparency Effective September 2023

Recently, Governor Hochul signed into law the pay transparency bill, now known as Labor Law § 194-b, which takes effect on September 17, 2023. To whom does this law apply?  The law applies to any person or company that emp…

HR Alert: Don’t Retaliate for Lawful Absences

In November 2022, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed a bill into law which amends New York Labor Law section 215. The new law goes into effect on February 18, 2023. The amendment provides that employers may not punish o…

HR Alert: COVID-19 Disability Info

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its COVID-19 technical assistance today. It added information to clarify when COVID-19 may be considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Ac…

HR Alert: New COVID-19 OSHA Guidance

How Do I Identify What Areas At Work May Be Susceptible To An Increased Spread Of COVID-19? Now’s the time to attack those increased risks with a plan to reduce exposure – or if you’ve already done so, to…

HR Alert: Proposed FTC Rule Prohibits Non-Competes

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) made a splash yesterday, January 5, 2023, when it announced proposed rulemaking to eviscerate non-compete clauses in business. A non-compete clause is an agreement between a business an…

HR Alert: Minimum Wage Increases January 1st

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All New York employers should be ensuring their payroll processing reflects the updated minimum wage effective January 1, 2023. In upstate New York, including Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse, the minimum wage will increas…

Adult Survivors Act Attorney

On November 10, 2022, famed movie director Paul Haggis was found liable for the 2013 rape of Haleigh Breest, a former publicist in the film industry. This civil lawsuit was filed in 2017 under the Victims of Gender-Motivat…

HR Alert: Effect In The Workplace Of The Speak Out Act

As of November 16, 2022, both the House and the Senate have passed the Speak Out Act (“the Act”). This legislation now awaits President Biden’s signature. The White House has expressed its support of the Act, and we’…

HR Alert: New Requirements for Job Ads May Be Coming Soon

Attention employers and hiring managers:  Proposed New York State legislation will establish new requirements for what you must include in advertisements for job openings. What will this law require from employers and hiri…

HR Alert: Election Day is Coming!

As the 2022 elections on November 8th approach, it’s time for employers to brush up on New York’s laws regarding voting and paid time off to vote. Although there isn’t a federal law ensuring paid time off for employee voti…
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