Equal Pay Continues to Be a Focus for New York Legislatures
The New York legislature passed two laws that offer greater protection against wage discrimination. As employers, it is wise to stay abreast of new employment law amendments so you can ensure your business practices are up-to-date.read more
The New NY Anti-Sexual Harassment Law: What Employers Should Know
Additional New York State anti-sexual harassment law protections came into existence in August 2019.
Under the new law, sexual harassment only has to rise above the level of “petty slights or trivial inconveniences,” which is a much lesser burden of proof. This change will make it much easier for victims to come forward and file a lawsuit against employers. By comparison, under the previous law, the plaintiff would have to prove that sexual harassment was “severe or pervasive.”
When Does the New Law Go into Effect?
The law will roll out in three stages during the next 60 days.read more
What is FRD or Caregiver Discrimination?Also called caregiver discrimination,discrimination against:Pregnant women,Breastfeeding women, etc.read more
Is Your Employment Contract Up-to-date with Current Laws? Making work accommodations for a pregnant woman is something not all employers are aware of doing. In fact, a recent article entitled “More Parents than Ever Are Suing Their Employers for Discrimination–and Winning” gave an example of a municipality that was the subject of an EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) claim for this reason.read more
What Employers Should Know About Time Off to Vote
The NY State Legislature Passed an Election Law
Time off to vote for employees was part of the legislation that the NY State Legislature passed in April of 2019.
The name of the law is the New York State Election Law and it went into effect immediately.