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HR Alert: New York Cracks Down on Wage Theft

Responsible New York employers know that they’re responsible to accurately compensate their employees. And, of course, no one likes not being paid for work they’ve performed. As it turns out, the New York gover…

HR Alert: New Proposed Rule on Heat Exposure in the Workplace

In the past couple of months, the United States has been hit with a severe and unrelenting heat wave, with many cities on track to have their hottest summers in recent history.  In response, the Occupational Safety and Hea…

HR Alert: LGBTQ+ Rights in the Workplace

As most of us know, it’s unlawful for an employer to discriminate against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. This is true in both public and private workplaces in the United States. Yet LGBTQ+ e…

HR Alert: Federal Overtime Exemption Final Rule

Today is July 1, 2024, and the new federal overtime rules take effect. Here’s what you need to know. On April 23, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule increasing the salary thresholds of employees e…

HR Alert: Workers With Disabilities

The employment rate for people with disabilities is half of that for able-bodied workers. The New York State Assembly is trying to tackle this issue with a new package of bills that heighten resources for workers with disa…

HR Alert: Military Service and Your Company

Although we don’t talk about it much, many New York employers have team members who also serve with the United States military. When that happens, employers have a legal duty to accommodate the employees. A recent ca…

HR Alert: Teen Employee Bill of Rights

New York Governor Hochul recently unveiled a Youth Workers’ Bill of Rights – this serves as a great reminder of the considerations that come with employing teenagers. Teens have restrictions on what jobs they c…

HR Alert: Failure to Report – New Lawsuits from the EEOC

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is suing 15 different employers across ten different states – including one in New York (EEOC v. Commodore Construction Corp.) – for failing to file demog…

HR Alert: New York’s Paid Prenatal Leave Law

New York is the first State in the country to establish a paid prenatal leave benefit for pregnant workers. The New York paid prenatal personal leave amendment was signed by Governor Kathy Hochul on April 19, 2024 and will…

HR Alert: FTC Announces Rule Banning Non-Compete Agreements

Big news this week for employers and other businesses out there.  On April 23, 2024 the Federal Trade Commission issued a final rule banning essentially all non-compete agreements between employers and employees nationwide…
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