• 04.25.19

    New York City Smokes Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing

    On April 9, 2019, the New York City Council overwhelmingly approved legislation that will prohibit employers from requiring prospective hires to submit to pre-employment testing for the presence of marijuana.

  • 03.27.19

    DOL Issues Proposed New Salary Thresholds for Exempt Employees

    As expected, on March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which, if adopted, would raise the minimum salary thresholds for the FLSA’s “white collar” and “highly-compensated” exemptions.

  • 02.27.19

    New ‘White Collar’ Salary Thresholds Expected Imminently

    In 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a “final rule,” which, among other changes, would have increased from $455 per week ($23,660 per year) to $913 per week ($47,476 per year) the minimum salary threshold required in order to consider whether an employee may be exempt under the ...

  • 01.29.19

    Predictable Scheduling Regulations May Require Call-In Pay for Employees

    Pursuant to anticipated new “predictable scheduling” regulations, New York employers may soon have to provide employees with “call-in pay” for certain unworked hours.

  • 12.27.18

    New Year, New Sick Leave Entitlements

    With the New Year approaching and employee leave accruals resetting, employers must be mindful of the continually-evolving laws governing employees’ use of, and entitlement to, leave time in the jurisdictions where they conduct business.

  • 11.29.18

    New Year Brings New Wage Laws

    Effective December 31, 2018, New York employers will be subject to changes to both the state-mandated minimum wage and certain overtime exemption criteria.

  • 10.24.18

    Employee Requests for Time Off to Vote

    With Election Day fast approaching, employers may be confronted with—and, pursuant to certain state laws, are often required to grant—employee requests to take time off to vote.

  • 09.27.18

    New York City Human Rights Law “Cooperative Dialogue” Requirement

    Pursuant to recent amendments to the New York City Human Rights Law, subject to certain exceptions, employers must now engage in a “cooperative dialogue” with employees who have requested an accommodation in connection with matters including (i) religious purposes; (ii) ...

  • 08.23.18

    NY Employers Must Strengthen Anti-Harassment Policies and Enforcement

    Pursuant to recently passed and newly amended legislation, sexual harassment laws in both New York State and New York City will now impose on covered employers substantial new compliance obligations.