Category: Employment Law – For Employers

Protecting Employees from Retaliation Against Lawful Absences

In November 2022, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul signed Assembly Bill 8092B into law, amending Section 215 of the New York Labor Law (NYLL), prohibiting employers from…

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We Are Watching You… so please sign here: How New York State’s New Electronic Monitoring Law Impacts Workplace Privacy

New legislation in the form of an amendment to the New York Civil Rights Law became effective on May 7, 2022, requiring private employers to inform current and newly hired…

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Another Reason to Celebrate National Hire a Veteran Day

Why hire a veteran, you may ask? Well, apart from the obvious reasons of them being loyal, having a great work ethic, and being great team players and leaders, did you know that…

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Medical and Recreational Marijuana: What New York Employers Really Need to Know

With the passing of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), many employers are questioning how this will impact their workplace drug-free policies. There are also…

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NYS Employee Paid Leave Rights for COVID-19 Vaccinations

As COVID vaccinations continue to roll out across New York State, many employees are wondering what their rights are with regard to getting time off to receive the vaccine.…

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What Employers Need to Know About the WARN Act in the Time of Coronavirus

Last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered all non-essential businesses in New York to close in-office personnel functions.  While some employers will be shifting their workforces…

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Workplace Update: What Employers Need to Know Next about Navigating Coronavirus

Responding to an overwhelming call for guidance, here is what employers need to know next about navigating coronavirus issues, as the local, national, and global responses to…

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What Employers Need to Know About Coronavirus

As the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) develops, here is what employers need to know about this upper respiratory infection that has spread internationally from…

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Supreme Court ruling on LGBT protections in the workplace could have far-reaching impact

Employers and employees alike should be aware that an upcoming ruling by the United States Supreme Court regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) protections in…

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Overhauled workplace harassment laws impact all employers, employees in New York State

Employees and employers should be aware that the 2019 New York State Legislature has made it easier for employees to make workplace harassment claims. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is…

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