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  • September 21 2023

    Client Alert: A Reminder – New York State’s Minimum Wage Will Increase December 31

    New York employers will face a series of state-wide minimum wage increases beginning in 2024 and continuing indefinitely after 2027 in accordance with the Consumer Price Index.

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  • September 19 2023

    Client Alert: Pay Transparency Law Takes Effect in New York State

    As a reminder, New York State employers with at least 4 employees are now (as of 9/17/2023) required to disclose the compensation range they are willing to pay a successful applicant for any advertised job, promotion, or transfer, including to a pool of potential internal applicants (“Job Posting”). This should be familiar to New York City employers, which are already subject to similar requirements.

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  • August 17 2023

    Client Alert: Updated Form I-9 Released

    On August 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) released a new version of the Form I-9. Employers must begin using this new Form I-9 by November 1, 2023. After October 31, 2023, employers who continue to use the previous version may be subject to applicable penalties under section 274A of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

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  • July 26 2023

    Client Alert: Department of Homeland Security Announces Updated Form I-9 and Remote Verification Procedure

    On July 21, 2023, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced an updated Form I-9 and remote I-9 verification procedure (referred to by DHS as “the Alternative Procedure”). Employers will be required to use the updated Form I-9 starting November 1, 2023. Separately, employers who were unable to review employees’ Form I-9 documents in person during the COVID-19 pandemic will be required to examine those documents in person, or through the Alternative Procedure, by August 30, 2023.

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  • July 17 2023

    Client Alert: New NYC Law Governing the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Hiring

    NYC has passed a law regarding the use of artificial intelligence in hiring and it is being enforced as of July 5, 2023. The law, Local Law 144 (AI Bias Law), prohibits employers from using artificial intelligence (AI) technology to make hiring or promotional decisions unless certain requirements are met.

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  • June 09 2023

    Client Alert: NYS Senate Passes Sweat 2.0 Bill – Help Stop It From Becoming Law

    Last night, the NYS Senate passed S.7539, the new wage theft legislation.

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  • June 08 2023

    Client Alert: Employers Facing New Lactation-At-Work Requirements

    New York City employers have long been required to provide employees with reasonable break time to express breast milk (i.e., “pump”) during the workday, and to provide a designated “lactation room” free from intrusion for that purpose. New York State has now expanded protections for employees statewide.

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  • June 01 2023

    Client Alert: Call To Action: The Sweat Act Is Once Again On The Table

    The Securing Wages Enforced Against Theft (“SWEAT”) Act is starting to gain traction in the State legislature again. This harmful legislation would allow for employees who believe they are victims of wage theft to take out a personal lien on business owners, managers, and other shareholders before proving their case. If passed, we would likely see a dramatic increase in the amount of litigation in this space and this bill would severely hamper businesses from being able to operate.

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