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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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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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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Legal Alert: New York Changes to Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Laws

In the past few months, New York has made several changes to laws intended to prevent harassment and discrimination in the workplace. These changes come on the heels of last year’s law that required New York employers to expand their sexual harassment prevention policies and provide annual sexual harassment prevention training. Below is a summary…

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