New York

URGENT NY: New York Bans Salary History Inquiries, Expands Pay Equity Law

New legislation in New York state will prohibit employers from asking prospective employees about their salary history and significantly expand the state’s pay equity law. Salary History Inquiry Ban Senate Bill S6549 will prohibit employers from requesting, requiring or seeking a job applicant’s or current employee’s salary or wage history as a condition of: Receiving …

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URGENT NY UPDATE: New York State and NYC Implements Sexual Harassment Laws

New York State and New York City have passed sweeping laws aimed at preventing sexual harassment in the workplace and limiting the use of mandatory arbitration and non-disclosure provisions in resolving sexual harassment claims. These new protections, which are now law in New York State and New York City, will require New York employers to revise …

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New York City Employer LAWlert: Commuter Benefits Law FAQ

New York City’s Commuter Benefits Law took effect on January 1, 2016. Under the law, for-profit and nonprofit employers with 20 or more full-time non-union employees in New York City must offer their full-time employees the opportunity to use pre-tax income to purchase qualified transportation fringe benefits. The law is based on the Internal Revenue …

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State Minimum Wage Increases Effective January 1st

State                  Current     Jan 1st    Increase  Alaska                  $8.75         $9.75       $1.00  Arkansas             $7.50         $8.00      $0.50  California            $9.00       $10.00    $1.00  Connecticut       $9.15         $9.60     …

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New York Employer LAWlert: NYC ‘bans the box’ and use of credit checks

On May 6, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law Intro 261-A, known as the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act (SCDEA). The law bans most New York City employers from running credit checks for hiring, promotion, and job-retention decisions. On June 29, Mayor de Blasio also signed into law Intro 318-A, …

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Urgent HR Alert: New York Sick Leave Law Expanded

Taking effect on April 1, 2014, New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act (the “Act”), will require all employers with at least five employees and all employers with at least one domestic worker to provide paid sick time to their employees; all other employees will be entitled to unpaid sick leave without penalty. Employers with …

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