Legal Alert: New York Minimum Wage & Minimum Weekly Salaries for Some Employees Increase on December 31

On December 31, 2019, the New York minimum wage, and the minimum weekly salary threshold for the executive and administrative exemptions under New York State wage and hour law, will each increase as follows: Minimum Wage Minimum Weekly Salary for Executive & Administrative Exemption (regardless of number of hours worked) Employers in NYC with 10…

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NJ Amends State Consumer Fraud Act to Expand Businesses’ Responsibilities in the Event of an Electronic Data Breach

Governor Phil Murphy signed into law P.L. 2019, c.95, which amends the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (Act) to expand businesses’ notification requirements in the event of a data breach. The amendments went into effect on September 1, 2019. The Current Law Under the current law,[1] businesses that operate in New Jersey – including nonprofit…

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Pro Bono Partnership Celebrates 22nd Anniversary Gala

November 7, 2019, White Plains, NY — On October 16, 2019, Pro Bono Partnership (the Partnership) celebrated its 22nd Anniversary Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, raising more than $1.5 million for its programs. Thanks to the generous contributions of Gala honorees and supporters, including volunteer lawyers, law firm and corporate executives,…

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Legal Alert: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Revised White Collar Regulations

In September, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) published revised regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that significantly increase the required minimum salary that must be paid to executive, administrative, and professional employees—that is, “white collar” employees—in order for those employees to be exempt from an entitlement to overtime pay for hours…

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Gala Success! Thank You…and PHOTOS!

Thank you to everyone who celebrated the Partnership’s 22nd anniversary in person at Cipriani, or in spirit! Despite the downpour outside, there was an outpouring of support for our mission and appreciation for all we have been able to accomplish this year and in the past two-plus decades. We proudly honored our 2019 Pro Bono Champions, the Mastercard…

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Legal Alert: Westchester County, NY Issues Employer Resources for New Safe Leave Law

Effective October 30, 2019, Westchester County, New York employers will be required to provide victims of domestic violence and human trafficking 40 hours of paid time off annually in order to (1) attend or testify in a criminal or civil proceeding related to domestic violence or human trafficking and/or (2) move to a safe location….

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Legal Alert: New York Wage History Ban

Effective January 6, 2020, all New York employers will be prohibited from asking current or prospective employees about their wage or salary histories. The new law prohibits employers from asking certain wage-related questions, particularly during the hiring process, and from engaging in certain conduct.  Examples of prohibited conduct include: Relying on an applicant’s wage history…

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