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New “Summary of Rights” FCRA Notices Required Effective September 21, 2018

On May 24, 2018, the President signed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (the “Act”) into law, adding new Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) required notices.  The changes primarily impact consumer reporting agencies (“CRAs”) rather than employers, but one change adds a new required notice whenever a Summary of Consumer Rights is required by the FCRA’s Section 609.

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2019 NY Paid Family Leave Employee Contribution and Benefit Levels Announced

Just in time for the holiday weekend, the New York State Department of Financial Services released the updated 2019 Paid Family Leave (PFL) premium rates.

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New York Provides Draft Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy and Training Guidance

As discussed in our May 18, 2018 LEGALcurrents®, on April 12, 2018 Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York State Budget, which included new requirements to address workplace sexual harassment. Under the new rules, by October 9, 2018 all New York employers (regardless of size) are required to either adopt the State’s model anti-harassment policy and training or adopt a policy and implement a training program that meets New York standards.

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New York Expands Anti-Harassment Requirements

On April 12, 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York State Budget Bill which includes several significant requirements to address workplace sexual harassment.

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Handbook and Policy Gift from the National Labor Relations Board

Starting the new year with a gift to employers, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued a decision overturning its prior, controversial standard for reviewing employee handbooks and policies.

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