Employing Minors in New York State

Employing Minors in New York State Summer is around the corner, bringing warmer weather and the end of the school year.   Many employers, including summer camps, will be looking to hire minors for summer employment, and it is key for employers to comply with New York’s child labor laws. Working Papers All minors between the […]

EEOC Issues Regulations on Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

EEOC Issues Regulations on Pregnant Workers Fairness Act On April 15, 2024, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its final regulations to implement the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA).  The PWFA went into effect on June 27, 2023.  The final regulations will go into effect on June 18, 2024. The PWFA requires employers […]

New York State Covid Sick Leave Law Will Expire July 31, 2025

New York State Covid Sick Leave Law Will Expire July 31, 2025 Since March 2020, employers in New York State have been required to provide 5 or 14 days of paid leave to employees who cannot work because they must quarantine due to Covid-19.  Such paid leave is in addition to the sick leave that […]

New York State Employers Must Provide Paid Prenatal Leave Next Year

New York State Employers Must Provide Paid Prenatal Leave Next Year Starting January 1, 2025, New York State will require private employers to provide employees with twenty (20) hours of paid prenatal personal leave during any fifty-two-week calendar period.  The 20 hours of paid prenatal leave are in addition to leave time that employers must […]

New York State Employers Soon Must Provide 30-minute Paid Lactation Breaks

New York State Employers Soon Must Provide 30-minute Paid Lactation Breaks New York State will soon require employers to provide employees with a paid 30-minute break to express breast milk for the employee’s nursing child.  Under the current New York State Labor Law § 206-c, employers must (i) permit an employee to use reasonable unpaid […]

Federal Agency Issues Ban on Non-Compete Provisions But Faces Court Challenges

Federal Agency Issues Ban on Non-Compete Provisions But Faces Court Challenges     On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued its final rule (Noncompete Rule).  The Noncompete Rule would ban almost all non-compete provisions as of its effective date.  The ban is scheduled to go into effect on or about September 4, […]

Stay Ahead of the Curve: New Employment Laws in NYC for March 2024

Attention NY employers: Before we leave March and head into April, here are some new laws which are now in effect as of March 2024. While there are certain exceptions, it is important for employers to ensure compliance and respect for employee privacy rights. If you have any questions or concerns about these rules or […]

“Your Rights at Work” Required Workplace Poster by July 1, 2024

          “Your Rights at Work” Required Workplace Poster by July 1, 2024 In an effort to protect workers’ rights in New York City, the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) has expanded the Workers’ Bill of Rights. You can click here for more details as to what the motivation was […]