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.
Updated to include information on Capeggi v. Arche, Inc., which clarified requirements for valid, written employment contracts as opposed to at-will employment.
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.
Updated to include the forthcoming addition of final paycard and direct deposit regulations.
Revised policy to further clarify the manner in which an employee may use sick time.
Enhanced to link users to the most comprehensive coverage of each law and to improve the organization and scope.
Enhanced to improve the comprehensiveness, organization and topics covered of state employment laws.
Updated to reflect notice requirements under New York City's commuter benefits law, enforced as of July 1, 2016.
Enhanced by the addition of a new law in New York City requiring employers to offer commuter benefits to full-time employees, enforced as of July 1, 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.