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

On December 31, 2018, 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 11…

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Legal Alert: New Jersey Minimum Wage to Increase in 2019, Mandatory Notices Reminder, and the New New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Notice Published

Nonprofits should note that the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDLWD) has announced that New Jersey’s minimum hourly wage will increase twenty-five cents on January 1, 2019, to $8.85. Also, with the end of 2018 fast approaching, Pro Bono Partnership wants to remind nonprofits of the notices that they might need to hand…

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Legal Alert: Final Changes to the New York Laws Related to Sexual Harassment Claims Go Into Effect on October 9, 2018 Final Model Documents Drafted by the NY Department of Labor Have Been Issued

As you have learned in previous Pro Bono Partnership legal alerts, which you can find here, here, and here, New York State has substantially amended its laws related to the prevention of sexual harassment. Among other things, these changes require all New York employers to implement updated sexual harassment prevention policies and to provide employees with annual sexual harassment…

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Legal Alert: Final Changes to the New York Laws Related to Sexual Harassment Claims Go Into Effect on October 9, 2018

As you have learned in previous Pro Bono Partnership legal alerts, which you can find here and here, New York State has substantially amended its laws related to the prevention of sexual harassment, including requiring all New York employers to implement updated sexual harassment prevention policies and to provide employees with annual sexual harassment prevention training. These final changes to…

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Legal Alert: Some of the Changes to the New York Laws Related to Sexual Harassment Claims Go Into Effect on July 11

Two changes to the New York Laws related to sexual harassment claims go into effect on July 11, 2018. Please read below for more details. Limits on Use of Non-Disclosure Agreements in Settlement Agreements Resolving Sexual Harassment Claims Earlier this year, the New York General Obligations Law was amended to add a new provision that…

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Legal Alert: New Jersey New Equal Pay and Paid Sick Leave Laws

Action Required: See Details Below New Jersey Governor Murphy has approved two new laws that will dramatically impact the way New Jersey employers address compensation systems and paid sick leave policies. Both laws apply to all nonprofits and neither law contains a “small employer” exception. Pro Bono Partnership and the Jackson Lewis law firm have…

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Legal Alert: New York State Enacts New Legislation Expanding Anti-Harassment Laws to Non-Employees, Requiring Anti-Harassment Training & Policies, & More

On April 12, 2018, Governor Cuomo expanded an employer’s obligations under the New York Labor Laws. Laws Prohibiting Sexual Harassment Laws Now Apply To Non-Employees Effective immediately, the New York State Human Rights Law has been expanded to prohibit sexual harassment against certain non-employees, including, but not limited to: contractors, subcontractors, vendors, consultants or other…

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