ATTENTION NEW YORK EMPLOYERS: ARE YOU PAYING MANUAL WORKERS ON A TIMELY BASIS?

By Rachel H. Khedouri, Esq. and Sharina Rodriguez, Esq “Pay frequency” lawsuits have become a cottage industry in New York in recent years. The trend began following the 2019 Appellate Division decision in Vega v. CM & Assoc. Constr. Mgmt., LLC, in which the court held that workers have a private right of action for claims […]

ATTENTION EMPLOYERS: ARE NONCOMPETES GOING THE WAY OF THE DODO BIRD?

By Kirsten M. Grossman, Esq. and Rachel H. Khedouri, Esq. Update: The Federal Trade Commission’s proposed Non-Compete Clause Rule was published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2023. The 60-day public comment period closes on March 20, 2023. In July 2021, President Biden issued his Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy […]

ATTENTION NEW YORK EMPLOYERS: HOSPITALITY AND TRANSPORTATION BUSINESSES HAVE NEW TRAINING AND POSTING REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO PREVENTION OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

By Rachel H. Khedouri, Esq. January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. In New York – which ranks fourth in the country for prevalence of human trafficking – Governor Hochul has signed a package of eight new laws in connection with the State’s efforts to prevent human trafficking and provide support and resources […]

ATTENTION EMPLOYERS: CONGRESS ENACTS NEW FEDERAL PROTECTIONS FOR PREGNANT AND NURSING WORKERS

By Rachel H. Khedouri, Esq. On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed the 2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act (“CAA”). Along with providing $1.7 trillion in discretionary funding for federal agencies, the CAA adds two significant legislative initiatives expanding protections for pregnant and nursing employees: (1) the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (also known […]

ATTENTION CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS: 2023 IS HERE. . . ARE YOU READY TO KICK OFF THE NEW YEAR?

By Stacy L. Fode, Esq. and Rachel H. Khedouri, Esq California legislators were busy again throughout 2022 implementing protections for employees and obligations for employers. As we reported HERE, the California legislature enacted a number of new or expanded employee entitlements that went into effect this week, including bereavement leave, leave under the Healthy Workplaces, […]

ATTENTION EMPLOYERS: HAVE YOU MADE YOUR LIST FOR THE NEW YEAR (AND CHECKED IT TWICE)?

By Rachel H. Khedouri, Esq. *UPDATE on December 21, 2022 – New York Governor Hochul signed S9427A/A10477 establishing a statewide pay transparency law. The new requirements will go into effect in September 2023. Legislators were busy again this year implementing new and expanded protections for employees and obligations for employers. Employers do not want to […]

ATTENTION EMPLOYERS: TIME TO UPDATE YOUR FEDERAL WORKPLACE POSTER!

By Rachel H. Khedouri, Esq. On October 19, 2022, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission(“EEOC”) issued a new poster to be displayed in the workplace by all employers with 15 or more employees. The “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” poster replaces the previous “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” and describes the Federal […]

ATTENTION NYC EMPLOYERS: PRIVATE SECTOR VACCINE MANDATE ENDS NOVEMBER 1

By Adaneka Witter, Legal Intern and Rachel H. Khedouri, Esq. As he received his own COVID-19 bivalent booster shot, Mayor Eric Adams recently announced that New York City’s vaccine requirement for private-sector employees who interact with the public in the workplace will no longer be mandatory as of November 1, 2022. Click HERE and HERE to […]