Tag: New York

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…

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…

Enforcement of NYC Fast Food Deductions Law Stayed by Federal Judge On January 17, 2018, enforcement of the NYC Fast Food Deductions Law, part of the city’s Fair Work Week laws, was stayed by a federal judge in Restaurant Law Center, et al. v. City of New York, et al, 1:17cv9128. The lawsuit challenges the…