All Items: New York

  • New York City Council Passes Legislation Banning Salary History Inquiries

    April 11, 2017

    The New York City Council has approved a bill that would prohibit employers from inquiring about a prospective employee's salary history during all stages of the employment process. Mayor Bill DeBlasio is expected to sign the legislation.

  • Paycard Regulations Invalidated in New York, Challenged at Federal Level

    February 21, 2017

    The State of New York Industrial Board of Appeals has issued a decision invalidating final paycard regulations. In addition, a resolution has been introduced in the US House of Representatives challenging forthcoming federal paycard regulations.

  • Enforcing New York's New Minimum Wage to Be Priority of 200-Plus Investigators

    January 9, 2017

    The new Minimum Wage Enforcement and Outreach Unit will draw on investigators from a number of state agencies, including the Department of Labor, Department of Taxation, Workers Compensation Board and the Department of State.

  • New York City to Protect Freelancers From Nonpayment for Gigs

    November 11, 2016

    The New York City Council's Freelance Isn't Free Act creates and enhances protections for freelance workers, spotlighting gig economy enforcement issues at the municipal level.

  • New York Paycard and Direct Deposit Final Regulations Impose Many New Employer Requirements, Restrictions

    September 29, 2016

    The New York State Department of Labor has issued final regulations governing the use of paycards and direct deposit to pay employees' wages. Although the law in New York already permits employers to pay employees via these two popular wage payment methods, the final regulations provide many new detailed requirements and restrictions. Employers should act now to be sure their procedures, policies and required forms will be in compliance by the March 7, 2017, effective date.

  • New York Expands Independent Contractor Task Force

    July 29, 2016

    A previous independent contractor task force established in 2007 has been merged with two other task forces to form the new Joint Task Force on Employee Classification and Worker Exploitation.

  • New York Provides Paid Family Leave, Sets Course for $15 Minimum Wage

    April 6, 2016

    With 12 weeks of paid family leave per year, New York will have "strongest paid family leave policy in the nation," according to Governor Andrew Cuomo.

  • California Passes $15 Minimum Wage Bill

    April 1, 2016

    California's legislature on March 31 passed a bill that, if signed by the governor as expected, will raise the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next six years. The same day, New York's governor announced a deal with state legislators that would dramatically raise the Empire State's minimum wage as well.

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