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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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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