All Items: New York

  • 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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