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  • December 30 2019

    Client Alert: Minimum Wage Developments in New York – 2020

    With 2020 upon us, many New York employers must prepare for scheduled minimum wage increases that will take effect December 31, 2019. While the minimum wage will remain the same in 2020 for employers in New York City with 11 or more employees, all other New York employers will see the minimum wage rise based upon where the employee is located and the size of the employer.

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  • December 16 2019

    Client Alert: ADA Gift Card Accessibility Lawsuits

    Over recent months there has been a wave of new lawsuits filed in New York alleging that the failure of gift cards to contain braille is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (the “ADA”), as well as state and city disability laws.  Compliance with the ADA has long been the source of concern for many business owners. As most know, the ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in the employment context and in the full and equal enjoyment of the goods and services of any place of public accommodation. Examples of public accommodations include restaurants, hotels, retail stores, salons, galleries and spas.
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  • October 29 2019

    Client Alert: New York Employee Voting Leave

    With Election Day (Tuesday, November 5th) soon approaching, we wish to remind New Yok employers of recent changes to the law regarding employee voting leave.  As we previously alerted you, New York Election Law was amended to require that employers provide employees three (3) paid hours in which to vote in any election. Employers may require employees take their voting time at either the beginning or the end of their working shift. In order to take this leave, employees must be registered voters and provide at least two days’ advance notice of the need for time to vote.

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  • October 01 2019

    Client Alert: Department of Labor Announces New Salary Thresholds For Exempt Employees

    On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its final rule that increases the minimum salary employees must be paid to qualify as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA) overtime requirements.

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  • September 17 2019

    Client Alert: Annual Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Deadline

    The deadline for every employer in New York State to have provided sexual harassment prevention training to its employees is October 9, 2019.  As you may have seen from our prior alert, effective October 9, 2018, all New York State employers, regardless of size, were required to establish a written sexual harassment prevention policy and implement annual sexual harassment prevention training to all employees. Employers had a year to conduct the training and the deadline is October 9, 2019.
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  • July 02 2019

    Client Alert: New Jersey Minimum Wage Will Gradually Increase To $15

    Beginning July 1, 2019, the minimum wage in New Jersey will gradually increase to $15.00 per hour by the year 2024. Employers who employ six or more employees (“Large Employers”) will be subject to a different minimum wage than those that employ five or fewer employees (“Small Employers”).

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  • June 24 2019

    Client Alert: New York State Amends Election Law

    Effective immediately, amendments to the New York State election law increase the amount of paid time off New York employers must provide their employees to vote.

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  • June 18 2019

    Client Alert: EEOC Requires Employer Pay Data Reporting

    Employers with 100 or more employees, and federal contractors who have 50 or more workers and contracts worth $50,000 or more, must now report employee pay data for calendar years 2017 and 2018 to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) by no later than September 30, 2019.

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