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Category: Employment Law – For Employers


NYC employers: Are you prepared to comply with new lactation room requirements?

New York City employers should be ready to comply with new lactation laws, which are significantly stronger than current state and federal laws. The new laws go into effect March…

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H-1B visas: New Pre-registration suspended for upcoming filing period, but employers should continue H1B preparations

The H-1B Nonimmigrant Professional worker visa filing period is fast approaching and employers should be working with their immigration attorneys to prepare their submissions in…

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Instacart labor conflict affects local shoppers, reflects widespread issue

Megan Morris parks in the Wegmans lot in Johnson City from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to work as an on-demand shopper for Instacart, a grocery delivery service conducted through apps. She…

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Debate over Uber, Lyft driver pay highlights discrepancies between definitions of ‘employee,’ ‘independent contractor’

Uber, Lyft and other for-hire vehicle (FHV) rides in New York City are going to cost more starting in January. The fare increase brings to light a larger employment issue that…

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Employers should be mindful of employment laws when snowstorms or other emergencies disrupt business

With Winter weather around the corner, employers should make sure they understand and are in compliance with all federal employment laws. Snowstorms—and other types of emergency…

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EEOC expands rule to help those with disabilities obtain jobs in federal government

Although a growing number of disabled Americans are finding jobs, disabilities continue to be an obstacle to obtaining employment for many. The unemployment rate among disabled…

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New York’s pregnancy discrimination laws aim to guide employers, protect workers—but it still happens

Although discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace violates federal and New York state law, it still happens in businesses and industries across the state.…

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Employers should update hiring practices as restrictions on salary history inquiries increase

As more states and municipalities increasingly adopt laws and regulations that restrict employers from requesting current pay rates and salary history from job applicants,…

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Thank a veteran! Then hire one to become eligible for a tax break

The benefits of hiring a military veteran seem obvious—veterans generally are loyal, honest, hard-working and well-trained leaders (the list goes on). But did you know that…

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New York City Employers Must Scramble to Update Their Sexual Harassment Policies

New York City businesses will need to update their sexual harassment policies in a hurry, as new city and state laws are taking effect over the next 12 months. The New York City…

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