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.
What Does This New Protected Class Mean for NYC Employers?
New York City passed legislation that bans discrimination for sexual and reproductive health decisions.
While New York City has some of the United States’ most expansive human rights laws, this law gave specific rights, creating new protected class regarding “sexual and reproductive health decisions.” The law went into effect in New York City on May 20, 2019.read more
Will NYC Add Personal Time and Expand Employee Protections?
The NYC Council is considering expanding ESSTA to include paid “personal time” for employees. Employees could use personal time for any reason. In addition, the employee would not have to document the reason for extended paid time off work.
If Passed, What Are the Provisions of the New Bill?read more
Drug Testing: New York City ‘s New Law
A ban on pre-employment testing for marijuana and THC recently became law in New York City. Pre-employment testing for marijuana and THC had long been an accepted standard in the employment process for certain industries. However, the legal landscape is changing. With the legalization of medical marijuana (and recreational marijuana in certain states), employers must re-evaluate certain company policies. New York is no exception. Industries Exempt from the Ban on Pre-Employment Testing for Marijuana and THC…read more
New York Laws that Govern Paid and Unpaid InternsSome businesses hire interns or take on unpaid interns. This may seem like a good idea, and the costs of paying an intern are usually less than a regular worker. However, if taking on an unpaid intern, it is vital that the business owner understands the requirements.NY law defines the rules that differentiate an employee from an unpaid intern.If the employment relationship does not meet all the 11 criteria for an unpaid intern, then the employer must pay the intern based on minimum wage law.read more