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U.S. Department of Labor Announces Final Overtime Rule

Today, more than 1.3 million Americans became eligible for overtime under the Federal Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), with the increase of the salary threshold going from $455 per week (or $23,660 per year) to $684 per week (or $35,568 per ...
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New York State Human Rights Law Amendments Signed into Law

Previously, we posted about the changes that were being made to the New York State Human Rights Law (“NYSHRL”), more of which can be found here.  On August 12, 2019, Governor Cuomo officially signed the bill into law.   This is ...
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Sweeping Changes to the New York State Human Rights Law – Advantage : Employees

The New York State Legislature made sweeping changes to New York State’s anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws, generally lowering the burdens for employees to file claims against their employers. Below are some of the highlights of the changes, which will go ...
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Salary History Ban Going Into Effect In Suffolk County, New York

Last year, the Suffolk County Legislature unanimously passedthe Restrict Information Regarding Salary and Earnings Act (“RISE”), becoming one of the latest jurisdictions to ban employers from inquiring on an applicant’s salary history or using such information in assessing an applicant’s ...
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TOMORROW is the Deadline for NYS Employers to Distribute a Compliant Sexual Harassment Policy

As a reminder to ALL employers in New York State, tomorrow is the deadline to distribute a policy compliant with the NYS sexual harassment law. If you follow this link, you will be able to locate the Model Sexual Harassment ...
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Lawyers – Know Your Judge’s Individual Rules!

In the case of In re Michael Stapleton Assocs. v. Michael Stapleton Assocs., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 140310 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 17, 2018), the Court dismissed a plaintiff’s case with prejudice because the plaintiffs failed to follow the Judge’s Individual Practices ...
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NYC Lactation Law UPDATE

Following on our prior post about the new laws that went into effect in New York City for lactation, found here, the City has now posted policies and forms to abide by the more stringent requirements. Those can now be ...
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U.S. Department of Labor Reveals New Overtime Rule

On March 7, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (the “DOL”) unveiled its long-awaited proposed rule raising the minimum salary threshold required for workers to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s exemption, now being $35,306 per year. This ...
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NYC Lactation Laws Going Into Effect On March 18, 2019

On March 18, 2019, new laws go into effect in New York City addressing more stringent requirements for employers who have employees who wish to express milk, i.e. lactate, while at work. Lactation Room The first law requires employers to ...
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New York Passes Historic Transgender Bill

On Tuesday, the New York Legislature passed a historic bill Tuesday making gender identity a protected class in areas of housing, employment, and public accommodation, protecting transgender people from discrimination. The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, or GENDA, passed over 16 ...
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