New York is considered an employee-friendly state. It has many laws that differ from federal law. From discrimination laws, including a ban on discriminating against individuals with a prior conviction, to the minimum wage, an employer in this state has several challenging state-specific laws to confront.
This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in New York.
Under New York City's Earned Sick Time Act, an employer may ask an employee to sign a form if he or she wants to use earned sick leave for a foreseeable need.
Under New York City's Earned Sick Time Act, an employer may require an employee to provide written verification that any amount of sick leave taken was used for a purpose allowed by law.
Under New York City's Earned Sick Time Act, an employer may require an employee to sign a form if the employee wants to work additional hours instead of using earned sick leave.
Updated guidance to reflect state Department of Labor regulations clarifying employer's right and obligations when implementing policies limiting discussion of wages.
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.
Updated to reflect forthcoming independent contractor requirements under the New York City Freelance Isn't Free Act.
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.
Updated to reflect an increase in the state minimum wage, effective December 31, 2016.
Updated to reflect changes to the minimum salary for exempt executive and administrative employees, effective December 31, 2016.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help New York employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.