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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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  • May 30 2023

    Client Alert: New York City Enacts Height and Weight Anti-Discrimination Law

    Last Friday, May 26, 2023, New York City enacted an anti-discrimination law that prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, and access to public businesses based on an individual’s height or weight. This new law will go into effect on November 22, 2023.

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  • January 11 2023

    Client Alert: Governor Hochul Proposes Minimum Wage Increases For New Yorkers

    New York Governor Kathy Hochul has announced a proposal to increase the minimum wage across New York State. Under the proposed plan – which is sparse on details and has no current timeline for implementation – the New York State minimum wage would be indexed to inflation and increase annually at a rate determined by the growth in the year-over-year Consumer Price Index for Wage Earners for the Northeast Region.

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  • January 06 2023

    Client Alert: Nationwide Non-Compete Ban May Be on The Horizon

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced a proposed rule that would essentially ban all non-compete agreements between businesses and their employees, as well as any independent contractors engaged by the business. This would also extend to non-disclosure agreements that are drafted so broadly as to essentially preclude the worker from working in the same field. As proposed, the only exception would be in connection with the sale of a business or otherwise disposing of all of the person’s ownership interest in the business entity.

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