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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: Employer Resources for Workplace Mental Health

As we’ve previously discussed on our blog, mental health continues to be an area of focus and an area of continuous improvement for employers.  Many employers say that they’re committed to improving workplace m…

HR Alert: Updated EEOC Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace

In late April 2024, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published final guidance on harassment in the workplace. This marks the first time new guidance has been published on workplace harassment since 1999. …

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…

The Women-Owned Small Business Integrity Act of 2024

In the first quarter of 2024, the House of Representatives passed legislation for women-owned small businesses (WOSB). The bipartisan bill, titled The WOSB Integrity Act of 2024 will ensure that the intended federal contra…

HR Alert: Final Regulations on Pregnant Workers Fairness Act are Out!

As you might recall, the federal government expanded employee protections for pregnant employees last year through the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). In a previous blog, we discussed workplace actions that the PWFA …

HR Alert: What’s An EEOC Mediation?

When it comes to legal problems facing small-business owners, nobody wants to go to court. It can be costly, time-consuming, and damaging to the reputation of your business. This is especially the case with employment disc…

HR Alert: COVID-19 Sick Leave Still in Effect in New York

While we’re no longer in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, there still are laws in effect that were enacted during the pandemic. One is COVID-19 sick leave, which was passed in the pandemic’s very first days. Enact…
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