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Sexual Harassment Legislation Imposes New Employer Obligations

Posted in Labor & Employment in Construction

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 ReadingContinue Reading

New York Mandatory Pay Notices: What Employers Need to Know

Posted in Labor & Employment in Construction

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

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2017 Minimum Wage Hike: What You Need To Know

Posted in Labor & Employment in Construction

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 ReadingContinue Reading

Effective January 22, 2017: NEW I-9 Forms

Posted in Labor & Employment in Construction

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

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