All Items: New York

  • New York State Passes "Freelance Isn't Free Act"

    December 1, 2023

    Companies that hire freelancers in New York soon will be required to enter into written contracts and provide timely payments under a new law taking effect May 20, 2024.

  • New York Enacts Clean Slate Law

    November 28, 2023

    New York joins a growing list of states that have passed laws intended to help persons with a criminal history improve their chances of employment by automatically sealing conviction records.

  • New York Passes Even More New Employment Laws

    September 21, 2023

    New York will soon require employers to provide employees notice of unemployment benefits, prohibit employers from demanding social media or email logins, and increase the weekly salary threshold for exemptions from wage payment laws.

  • New York Becomes Sixth State Banning "Captive Audience" Meetings

    September 15, 2023

    A new law makes New York the sixth state to prohibit employers from requiring employees to attend anti-union "captive audience meetings."

  • New York Proposes Pay Transparency Rules

    September 15, 2023

    With the state's pay transparency law set to take effect on September 17, the New York Department of Labor has issued proposed regulations clarifying a number of points about the law's application and interpretation.

  • Wage Theft Is Now a Larceny in New York

    September 8, 2023

    Prosecutors can now seek stronger penalties - including prison time - against employers who unlawfully withhold workers' wages in the Empire State.

  • New York City Poised to Ban Height, Weight Discrimination

    May 24, 2023

    The New York City Council has passed an ordinance adding height and weight to the list of characteristics protected from employment discrimination.

  • New York Minimum Wage on Path to $17.00 by 2026

    May 2, 2023

    New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and key legislators have reached an agreement to gradually raise the state minimum wage over the next several years.

  • Travel Assistance for Out-of-State Abortions Shielded by District Court Ruling

    March 10, 2023

    In a case with potentially significant implicants for employers, a federal district court has ruled that a Texas law criminalizing abortion does not prohibit organizations from helping people seeking abortions to travel out of state to access the procedure.

  • New York Poised to Modify Impending Pay Transparency Law

    February 16, 2023

    Seven months before New York State's pay transparency law is scheduled to take effect, the state legislature has passed a bill amending the law to clarify how it applies to remote roles.

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