Salary Transparency Effective November 1

Back in January, the New York City Council passed legislation amending the city Human Rights Law and requiring that employers include salary ranges in all job postings effective in April of this year. Ultimately, the final version that won the approval of Mayor Eric Adams was to become effective on May 15, 2022 but the…

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New York Passes Salary Post Requirement

Following the lead of New York City, the New York legislature passed legislation this week mandating that employers post the range of compensation for any job, promotion or transfer opportunity. If signed by Governor Hochul as expected, S.9427 will apply to all employers which includes employment agents and recruiters, with four or more employees who…

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New York Extends Mask Mandate

It’s been a bit of a roller coaster over the past few weeks for the New York statewide mask mandate imposed by Governor Kathy Hochul back on December 13, 2021, but the mandate will now remain in place at least through next Thursday, February 10.  Originally set to expire on January 15, then extended to…

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New York State Picking Up the Slack

While the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) languishes in Washington DC, the state of New York is moving forward with its own small business grant program and this week began making payouts to approved applicants. The New York COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program actually launched over a month ago and has received over 50,000…

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New York Adopts Its Own Paid Leave

Notwithstanding the adoption of the FFCRA and its expanded paid leave for all employees across the country, the New York state legislature passed its own permanent paid leave benefits for all employees in the Empire State. Just a few weeks after passing a COVID-19 specific paid leave law, legislators approved a state budget that also…

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New York DOL Dropping “Call-in Pay”

We saw reports yesterday that the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) was dropping its regulation requiring employees to be paid “call-in pay” when they are called in to work or have a planned shift cancelled with less than a 14 day notice. The call-in pay requirement was originally written into draft regulations the…

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New York Revises Fair Workweek Regulations

Speaking of Fair Workweek legislation, the New York Department of Labor has proposed revisions to the state’s law mandating minimum notice periods for employee work schedules and other employee notice requirements. The state mandate, different from the local law in effect in New York City, was implemented by the state DOL to establish the parameters…

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Sexual Harassment on Two Fronts

A couple of important dates are coming up relative to employer responsibilities regarding sexual harassment in New York over the next 2 months. First off in New York City, the Stop Sexual Harassment Act, a series of bills signed into law by Mayor de Blasio on May 9, requires all employers beginning on September 6,…

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Tipping Over the Wage

Efforts are underway in the state of New York as well as in the District of Columbia to eliminate the so-called tipped wage within the restaurant industry. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo put a target on the tipped wage in his December state of the state address when he advocated phasing it out to bring…

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Minimum Wage Issues Still In News

It seems to be a drumbeat that we’ve been hearing forever, but there were more minimum wage issues of which we took note this week.  Speaking of New York, the Governor Cuomo Wage Board, charged with increasing the minimum wage for fast food workers throughout the state, has yet to issue their final recommendation, but…

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