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.
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.
Revised policy to refine provisions that, though compliant with state law, may conflict with National Labor Relations Act employee protections for employee discussion and disclosure related to the terms and conditions of employment.
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.
Updated to reflect law requiring gender-neutral single-occupant restrooms, effective October 26, 2016.
Updated to reflect the addition of the Discrimination on the Basis of Gender, Gender Identity or Transgender Status Handbook Statement (New York City). See New York City Gender Identity and Transgender Discrimination.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help New York employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.