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  • March 12 2024

    Client Alert: New York City Publishes Workers’ Bill of Rights

    Late last year, New York City enacted a law requiring all employers to provide their employees with a “Worker’s Bill of Rights.” Earlier this month, the New York Department of Consumer and Worker Protection published the “Workers’ Bill of Rights” to be posted and distributed. The poster contains a QR code, which refers employees to the full Workers’ Bill of Rights.

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  • March 04 2024

    Client Alert: CDC Drops 5-Day COVID Isolation Guidelines

    On March 1, 2024, the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) updated its guidelines for individuals infected with COVID-19, unifying its isolation recommendations for those with the flu, RSV and COVID-19, and recommending affected individuals isolate until (1) they have been fever-free for 24 hours without the assistance of medication and (2) their symptoms are improving.

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  • February 12 2024

    Client Alert: New York Credit Card Surcharge Law Updated

    On December 13, 2023, Governor Kathy Hochul signed a bill updating and clarifying New York’s credit card surcharge rules. This law is now in effect and businesses must comply with the updated credit card surcharge requirements.

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  • February 05 2024

    Client Alert – Call To Action: The Tip Credit Is On The Table

    New York legislators are once again discussing eliminating the tip credit in the hospitality industry. Such legislation would deprive restaurateurs of the ability to offset tipped employee wages with the tips they receive from guests at a time when the industry is facing increased operating costs, increasing legal obligations, and unprecedented levels of unionization efforts.

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  • January 26 2024

    Client Alert: Employers to Provide a “Workers’ Bill of Rights” to All Employees Beginning July 1, 2024

    New York City has enacted a law requiring all employers to provide their employees with a Worker’s Bill of Rights beginning on July 1, 2024. Employers will have to post and distribute it to all employees, regardless of immigration status.

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  • January 10 2024

    Client Alert: U.S. Department of Labor Announces Final Rule Regarding Classification of Independent Contractors

    Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) unveiled the details of a long-awaited final rule clarifying its guidance on determining whether a worker should be classified as an “employee” or “independent contractor” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) (the “Final Rule”). The Final Rule takes effect March 11, 2024.

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  • January 05 2024

    Client Alert: Governor Hochul Proposes Paid Prenatal Leave for New York Employees

    In advance of her upcoming State of the State address, Governor Hochul has announced a first-in-the-nation proposal for paid prenatal leave as part of her legislative agenda for the upcoming year.

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  • December 28 2023

    Client Alert: UPDATE: New York Minimum Wage Rates Confirmed

    The minimum wage, overtime, tip credit/tip threshold and exempt salary threshold rates for New York employers set forth in our previous Client Alert have now been confirmed and published in the New York State Register. Employers should update their Notice of Pay Rate forms (a/k/a 195.1 forms) to reflect these rates with an effective date of January 1, 2024, and ensure the new forms are put into use starting January 1.

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