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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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  • 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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