Tag: New York City

New York City Bans Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing On May 10, 2019, a New York City Charter Rule (Int. 1445-2019) was adopted, without the mayor’s signature, amending the city’s administrative code by prohibiting pre-employment drug testing for marijuana. Specifically, under the law, it is an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer, labor organization, employment agency, or agent thereof…

Time Off to Vote On April 12, 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation (S.B. 1505) as part of the 2020 New York State budget package and amending the state’s election law, N.Y. Elec. Law § 3-110, as follows: A registered voter may, without loss of pay for up to three hours, take off so much working time…

New York City and Paid Personal Time Proposal On January 9, 2019, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his intent to propose local legislation to make New York City the first city in the nation to mandate paid personal time for workers. According to the announcement, the local legislation would require private employers with five or more…

New York City For-Hire Vehicle Drivers Earnings On December 4, 2018, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) announced the passage if its Driver Income and Transparency Rules to increase the earnings of for-hire vehicle (FHV) drivers who work for large app-based car service companies and provide benefits for other drivers. The rules…

Both New York State and New York City have enacted laws related to sexual harassment prevention, with different provisions for employee communication and training along with various dates for compliance. The first New York City provisions went into place September 6 and further elements of state and city acts will be rolling out over the…

Employer Compensation Expense Program On July 3, 2018, the New York Department of Taxation and Finance released technical memorandum TSB-M-18(1)ECEP detailing the state’s Employer Compensation Expense Program (ECEP). The ECEP was established as a new optional Employer Compensation Expense Tax (ECET) that employers may elect to pay if they have employees that earn more than…

Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act On May 9, 2018, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a packet of 11 bills, Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act, to combat workplace sexual harassment. Under the act, all private NYC employers are required to comply with the following, listed chronologically: Effective July 8, 2018, a…

Robin Shea, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP asks if it’s time for a “Uniform Harassment Training Act.” New York State and New York City have enacted laws that require employers to provide sexual harassment training, joining California, Connecticut, and Maine. Contangy’s…