New York’s FY 2019 Executive Budget includes new legislation aimed at combatting sexual harassment in the workplace. According to the Governor, the legislation purports to be the “most comprehensive anti-sexual harassment protections in the nation….” Here are the highlights:Effective Immediately: The new legislation prohibits sexual harassment of “non-employees in the employer’s workplace,” including “contractors, subcontractors, vendors, consultants or other… Continue Reading… Continue Reading
While employers generally provide detailed information to new hires about their pay, New York law now requires employers to provide written notice to employees when they are hired. A failure to provide the required written documentation may result in civil money penalties up to $5,000 per employee.
Pursuant to the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA), written pay … Continue Reading… Continue Reading
Effective December 31, 2016, New York no longer has a state wide minimum wage. In 2017, the minimum wage is based on where employees work. Also, in New York City rates depend on the number of people you employ.WORK LOCATION MINIMUM WAGE New York City (11 or more employees) $11.00 New York City (1-10 employees) $10.50 Nassau, Suffolk, and… Continue Reading… Continue Reading
Employers are required to prepare and retain I-9 Forms for employees. The purpose – to verify an employee’s identity and authorization to work in the United States. The New I-9 Forms should make them easier to complete and minimize mistakes that often result in significant monetary penalties.
The biggest change – the new forms can be completed electronically. Embedded question … Continue Reading… Continue Reading