On August 12, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation (S.6577/A.8421) that greatly expanded the protections for workplace discrimination and harassment. These additional protections come just a little over one year after the state enacted comprehensive legislation designed to combat sexual harassment.
New York has recently amended its voting leave law to make it easier for all employees to take time off to vote. Effective immediately, all employers in New York must provide employees who are registered to vote with “up to three hours” of paid time off at the beginning or end of a work shift to vote.
Join Harter Secrest & Emery for our 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference, taking place April 30th in Rochester, NY.
A recent United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit decision against UnitedHealth Group (“United”) regarding a health plan overpayment recovery practice known as “cross-plan offsetting” has generated concerns for employers with self-insured group health plans.
In 2016, New York State Department of Labor adopted a schedule of increases to both the minimum wage rate for hourly workers and the minimum salary level for exempt executive and administrative employees. The increases are scheduled to take effect each year on New Year ’s Eve and are specific to the employer’s geographic location and size.