Legal Alert: Round-up of Recent Updates to New York Employment and Charitable Registration Laws

Westchester County Enacts Safe Leave Law Providing Paid Leave for Victims of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Westchester County, New York has enacted a new law called the “Safe Time Leave for Victims of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking” or the “Safe Time Leave Law.” The law will go into effect on or about October…

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Legal Alert: Stay Compliant and Avoid Revocation or Suspension of Your Business Licenses

In May 2019, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDLWD) proposed rules that would implement a 2010 law that granted the agency the power to order the suspension or revocation of an employer’s licenses to do business in New Jersey under certain circumstances.  This Legal Alert provides a brief overview of the…

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Legal Alert: New Jersey Clarifies Child Abuse Reporting Requirements and Increases Penalties for Failure to Report

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy recently signed into law amendments to the landmark 1971 law that imposes a mandatory obligation on any person who has reasonable cause to believe that an act of child abuse has been committed to immediately report the abuse to the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP, formerly DYFS). The…

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Legal Alert: Westchester County Human Rights Commission Issues FAQs and Employer Notice for Westchester’s Earned Sick Leave Law

The Westchester Human Rights Commission has issued FAQs on the new Westchester Earned Sick Leave Law (“ESLL”). It has also issued a sample “Notice of Employee Rights” that employers may use to comply with the notice provisions of the law. This information, and more about the ESLL, can be found at this link: https://humanrights.westchestergov.com/resources/earned-sick-leave-law. Please…

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Legal Alert: New Jersey Significantly Increases Employee Minimum Wage and Leave Entitlements

New Jersey has enacted two new laws that significantly increase the minimum wage and employees’ entitlements with respect to leaves of absence and wage replacement benefits. New Jersey’s minimum wage will increase gradually, to at least $15.00 an hour. Not all employees will reach the $15.00 level at the same time. To learn more about…

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Legal Alert: Westchester County, NY Implements a Ban-the-Box Law Effective March 3

Effective March 3, 2019, private employers in Westchester County, New York with four or more employees will no longer be permitted to ask applicants for employment about past criminal convictions or arrest records on employment applications. Inquiries into an applicant’s criminal convictions or arrest record are permissible after submission of the employment application. In addition, as…

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