New York City’s Temporary Work Schedule Law

The laws in New York City keep on changing. The latest: New York City’s Temporary Schedule Change Law, which went into effect on July 18, 2018. The new law requires employers to provide employees with at least two (2) temporary ...
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NYC Adds “Safe Time” to Earned Sick Time Act

Effective June 4, 2018, employers in New York City will officially have additional obligations to follow as it pertains to notifying employees about their rights under the Earned Sick Time Act (the “Act”). On May 5, 2018, the Act added ...
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Supreme Court Upholds Arbitration Clauses

Today (May 21, 2018), the United States Supreme Court, in the case of Epic Sys. Corp. v Lewis, held that employers can require – as a condition of employment – that employees waive their rights to participate in class action ...
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Sexual Harassment – New York Increases Protections to Employees and Non-Employees

Recently, both New York State and New York City made changes to their laws to deal with the pervasive issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. A number of different laws are being enacted, the highlights of which are provided ...
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Second Circuit Resolves Liquidated Damages Under the FLSA and NYLL

On April 6, 2018, in the case of Rana v. Islam, Case No. 16-CV-3966, the Second Circuit resolved a split in the circuits over whether liquidated damages for unpaid wages are recoverable under both the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) ...
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Sexual Orientation Protected Under Title VII

On February 26, 2018, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held in the case of Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc. that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of ...
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As the New Year is just around the corner, now is an opportune time to remind individuals of some the upcoming changes in New York’s employment landscape. Wage Increases: The minimum wage for non-exempt employees in New York will increase ...
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Long Island Commercial Litigation Attorney

Business disputes are messy … and costly. Ranging from contract to real estate disputes, the Firm has experience in commercial litigation matters. Prior to engaging in litigation, the Firm attempts to resolve these disputes through negotiation or mediation. If the ...
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New York Paid Family Leave – Forms Now Available

On January 1, 2018, New York’s Paid Family Leave law will go into effect. The benefits are to be funded by a weekly contribution of each employee’s weekly wages, which is now 0.126% of the weekly wage (capped at New ...
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Reminder – Prohibition on Salary Histories in NYC

As a reminder, on October 31, 2017, the law prohibiting employers in New York City from asking about salary history goes into effect! We blogged about this issue previously here: Please ensure that you are aware of this law and ...
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