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NYS Legislative Alerts: Minimum Wage Increases

As of 12/31/2017, the Minimum Wage in New York State has increased as indicated in the table below. Location Wage Rate* New York State $10.40 Nassau, Suffolk & Westchester $11.00 New York City – 10 or less employees $12.00 New York City – 11 or more employees $13.00 *There are different hourly rates for workers […]

NYS Legislative Alerts: New York State Paid Family Leave

Starting January 1, 2018, nearly all private employees in New York State are eligible for Paid Family Leave (PFL). PFL provides New Yorkers job-protected, paid leave to bond with a new child, care for a loved one with a serious health condition or to help relieve family pressures when someone is called to active military […]

New I-9 Employment Eligibility form

In July 2017, USCIS released the newly revised I-9 form, used to verify employment. This form will be mandatory for all US employers starting September 18th, 2017. Employers must begin using the revised I-9 form by September 18th, 2017 in order to avoid fines and penalties. Although current storage and retention regulations remain the same, […]

NYC Enacts Fast Food Worker Protections

On May 30, 2017, NYC enacted a law aimed at improving working conditions related to employee work schedules. The law will go into effect on November 26, 2017. Under the regulation, no later than the date a new fast food employee receives their first work schedule, the employer must provide them with a good faith […]

NYS Paid Family Leave Updates

In 2016, legislation was passed in NYS to enact an 8-week Paid Family Leave (PFL) program scheduled to go into effect in January of 2018. For these purposes, a family member is defined as a child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, spouse or domestic partner. The definition of a “serious health condition” is similar to the definition […]

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