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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

The U.S. Government’s Recent Crackdown on Employer Misclassifications of Workers: What it Means for New York Construction

Posted in Labor & Employment in Construction

Currently, many employers throughout the U.S. Economy classify workers as “1099” independent contractors to reduce labor costs. By classifying a worker as an “independent contractor” instead of as an employee, employers avoid having to pay payroll taxes, the expenses associated with workers’ compensation and unemployment, employee benefits, and the time and money associated with administering and complying with various … Continue Reading

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