With the New Year, also comes a host of new requirements on businesses.  For many states across the nation, the increased minimum wages translate into new employee information posters being required in all businesses.  In other states, changes to different statutes governing employment law may mean that new posters are required even if the wage remains the same.  It behooves us to check with HR professionals or employment counsel to ensure compliance with the current mandates.  By way of example, in the state of New York, among its new laws in 2016 are minimum wage hikes (different rates for fast food workers), an increased tipped worker wage, enhanced workplace gender equity protections, expansion of sexual harassment protections, and changes to the business tax landscape.