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Starting July 1, 2024, all employers in New York City must provide employees with the multilingual Know Your Rights at Work poster, which contains a QR Code and website link that refers employees to the NYC Consumer and Worker Protection website and contains a Workers’ Bill of Rights for employees working in New York City.What does the Workers’ Bill of

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Earlier this year, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the New Jersey’s Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. This law becomes effective July 1, 2024 and provides significant legal protections to “domestic workers” and corresponding obligations upon those individuals and entities that employ domestic workers. The law specifically applies to private individuals who hire certain domestic workers to

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New York Labor Law’s fiscal budget for 2024 included changes that will require employers in New York to provide 30 minutes of paid break time to nursing mothers to express breast milk and provide 20 hours of paid prenatal personal leave per year. These changes in New York expand upon New York’s existing law and obligations under federal law, specifically

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On April 23, 2024, the federal agencies issued two significant final rules that will affect many businesses. The first of these rules was issued by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), and significantly increases the salary level requirement for overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued the second

In our previous posts, we discussed which major federal and New Jersey employment laws are triggered based upon the number of employees a business has. This post outlines which New York employment laws are triggered as a business grows and hires more employees. To complicate matters, many employers in the New York City metropolitan area have employees working in both

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In our previous post, we discussed which major federal employment laws are triggered based upon the number of employees a business has. This post outlines which New Jersey employment laws are triggered as a business grows and hires more employees.One Employee:

  •  The New Jersey Wage and Hour Law (NJWHL) – establishes minimum wage and overtime requirements.
  •  The

On November 22, 2023, Governor Hochul signed into law the New York Freelance Isn’t Free Act, which mandates written contract, payment, record keeping, and anti-retaliation requirements on businesses that hire freelance workers. The Act is similar to New York City’s Freelance Isn’t Free law that was enacted in 2017, however, the State version is broader in scope and applies

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A Human Resources (HR) consultant and an HR / employment law attorney are two distinct roles within the field of human resources, and they serve different functions. Yet many small business owners often confuse the two roles. This post will aim to clarify the distinction for anyone who is confused by the difference between the two roles.HR ConsultantHR

Effective February 15, 2024, the statute of limitations for unlawful discrimination under the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) becomes three years. Previously only claims for sexual harassment were subject to a three year statute of limitations under the NYSHRL, with all other claims of discrimination having a one year statute of limitations. The NYSHRL is an expansive law