Disability in the Workplace
COVID-19 qualifies as a disability in New York City based on the New York City Human Rights Law.
Furthermore, the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) applies to owners with four or more employees. The determination of employer size includes the owner and natural persons working as independent contractors.read more
How the Sick Leave Law in New York Applies to Businesses.
What Is New York’s Sick Leave Law?
The new sick leave law in New York requires businesses with five or more employees or net income of more than $1 million to provide paid sick leave for employees
At-Will Employment for Fast Food Restaurants Ends in New York City
Wrongful Discharge of Fast Food Employees in New York City refers to a new ordinance that the NYC Council passed. The ordinance changed termination based on at-will employment law to law based just cause or a bona fide economic reason.
What Employers Should Know about Recreational Marijuana Use along with Medical Marijuana for Disabled Employees
Now that the legalization of recreational marijuana has become law in New York, employers may have questions about how this affects the workplace.
What Does the Legalization of Marijuana for Recreational Use Entail?read more
New York State Passed a Law for Paid Time Off
New York employers must allow employees paid time off to receive COVID-19 vaccinations based on a recent New York law.
When did the law go into effect?
The new law went into effect on March 12, 2021. Employers must provide employees with up to four hours of paid leave for each injection. When the vaccination requires two injections, employers must provide a total of eight hours paid leave.read more