Back in February, proposed regulations for New York’s Paid Family Leave Benefits Law were issued by the Workers Compensation Board (WCB). Today, the WCB released a revised set of proposed regulations containing some minor and a few substantial changes.

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In a recent decision, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the lower court’s ruling on a motion to dismiss and held that class action plaintiffs had Article III standing on the basis of their data security Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) claims.

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Employers have had nearly a year to consider New York’s Paid Family Leave Benefits Law.  With the recent release of proposed Paid Family Leave (PFL) rules by the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB), employers finally have something new to consider as they make plans to offer the required PFL benefits starting January 1, 2018.

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On November 14, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) released a revised version of Form I-9. The Form I-9 is a tool that employers must use to verify the identity and employment authorization for individuals hired in the United States.

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New York State employers will ring in the New Year with increases to the hourly minimum wage rate and minimum salary level for exempt employees. The increases will take effect Saturday, December 31, 2016.

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