New Year, New Employment Laws in NY

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Today, our colleagues Ken Taber, Rebecca Carr Rizzo, Andrew Lauria and Kristen Ferguson published their Client Alert titled New York Employment Law Outlook 2019. Their Client Alert discusses employment laws that were introduced in 2018 in New York.

During 2018, a slew of New York state and local legislation combatting sexual harassment in the workplace, providing partial paid family leave benefits, and introducing paid safe leave and temporary schedule change requests in New York City.  In 2019, New York employers will see statewide increases in the minimum wage and the salary threshold for the administrative and executive exemptions from overtime, as well as a long list of new requirements for New York City metropolitan area employers.

Employers are encouraged to update their employee handbooks, policies, and agreements to ensure compliance with applicable state and local requirements