National Labor Relations Act Applies to Both Union and Non-Union Shops
There’s a common misperception among employers the rules and regulations set forth in the National Labor Relations Act cover only companies that have union employees.read more
Governor Vetoes Legislative Ban | FTC May Ban Noncompete Agreements Nationwide
In 2023, New York joined a growing list of states seeking to impose an outright ban on noncompete agreements, as the state legislature passed a bill rendering such documents invalid.
In May, 2023, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed a bill into law increasing the minimum wage under state law. Effective January 1, 2024, the minimum wage increased to $16.00 per hour in New York City, and in Suffolk, Nassau and Westchester counties.read more
Bill Approved by Legislature and Awaits Governor’s Signature
In early 2023, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission proposed a rule that would prohibit most noncompete agreements (and would be applied retroactively to all non-competes). Following the FTC’s lead, the U.S. Congress is considering a federal law that would render most such agreements void and unenforceable.read more
New York lawmakers have passed an amendment to the General Obligations Law and Governor Kathy Hochul inked the legislation, which went into effect on November 17, 2023. The amendment addresses the issue of confidentiality in settlements or separation agreements involving allegations of discrimination, harassment or wrongful retaliation in the workplace.read more