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  • December 20 2023

    Client Alert: Big Changes Coming for California Employers in January 2024

    With the new year fast approaching, we take this opportunity to advise California employers of upcoming legal changes taking effect January 1, 2024.

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  • December 18 2023

    Client Alert: California, Connecticut, Illinois & New Jersey Minimum Wage Increases for 2024

    With 2024 upon us, employers with employees working in California, Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey and beyond must prepare for scheduled minimum wage increases. Please note the following new minimum wage, tip credit and overtime rates.

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  • December 15 2023

    Labor and Employment Law Seminar: 2023 Recap and Looking Forward to 2024- January 23, 2024

    Join the Labor & Employment Lawyers from Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP for an in-person complimentary breakfast event to discuss recent developments in labor and employment law. From Supreme Court cases, to emboldened administrative agencies and active legislatures, 2023 had it all—so it’s easy to forgive if you didn’t catch every update.

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  • December 13 2023

    Client Alert: New York Minimum Wage Increases For 2024

    With 2024 upon us, New York employers must prepare for scheduled minimum wage increases, tip credit changes, meal credit changes, and increases to the exempt salary threshold. Notably, unlike in the past when such changes went into effect on December 31 of the preceding year, the changes will go into effect on January 1, 2024.

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  • December 11 2023

    Client Alert: New York State Enacts Freelance Isn’t Free Act

    Businesses across the state will soon join those in New York City in being required to enter into written contracts with most freelance workers. On November 22, 2023, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed the Freelance Isn’t Free Act (the “Act”) into law. The Act expands protections for freelance workers and creates additional avenues for freelancers to recover unpaid compensation and damages stemming from contractual violations.

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  • November 29 2023

    Client Alert: New Regulations Affecting New York City Employers’ Obligation to Provide Paid Time Off

    The New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection recently issued amendments to the rules implementing New York City’s Earned Safe and Sick Time Act (“ESSTA”).

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  • November 28 2023

    Client Alert: New Laws Prohibit Certain Provisions in Release Agreements and Increase the Statute of Limitations for Certain Claims of Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation

    On November 17, 2023, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law a bill amending the New York law governing settlement agreements between employers and employees resolving claims of harassment, discrimination and retaliation.  The amendment prohibits including certain terms in such agreements.

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  • November 17 2023

    Client Alert: NLRB Publishes Final Rule Broadening the Joint-Employer Standard-Effective Date Extended to February 26, 2024

    On October 27, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) published a final rule expanding the standard used to determine Joint-Employer Status under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). The final rule establishes that, under the NLRA, two or more entities may be considered joint employers of a group of employees if each entity has an employment relationship with the employees, and if the entities share or codetermine one or more of the employees’ essential terms and conditions of employment.

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