Tag: New York

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…

Robin Shea, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, provides a summary of what you may have missed over the holiday break. EEOC, court kick “Onionhead” employer while it’s down A federal judge in New York ruled on post-trial motions filed by…

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…

2019 Exemption Rates Increase For 2019, and under the New York Minimum Wage Act’s minimum wage orders, the salary basis threshold will increase for the executive and administrative exemption as follows: New York City large employers (11 or more employees): $1,125 per week and $58,500 per year. New York City small employers (10 or fewer…

Finalized Materials and Guidance on NYS Sexual Harassment Prevention Law On October 1, 2018, Governor Cuomo announced the release of the following finalized materials and guidance on New York’s new sexual harassment prevention laws, following a public comment period that began August 23: Updated website with resources for employers, employees, state contractors and targets of sexual harassment. Updated model…

State Sexual Harassment Prevention Draft Form and Policies Beginning October 9, 2018, New York employees must annually receive sexual harassment prevention training. By January 1, 2019, all employees must complete the model training or a comparable training that meets the minimum standards. The New York Department of Labor and Division of Human Rights released the…

New York City Sexual Harassment Fact Sheet and Notice The New York City Commission on Human Rights released a new sexual harassment fact sheet and notice that employers are required to provide to employees under the city’s Human Rights Law. The fact sheet must be distributed to each employee at the time of hire, and…

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…

Sexual Harassment On April 12, 2018, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation (S.B. 7507C): Requiring that bids submitted to the state, or any state agency or department, contain a certification concerning sexual harassment. Prohibiting mandatory arbitration clauses to resolve any allegation or claim of sexual harassment. Related to reimbursement of funds paid by public…