December 2022

State Updates

 

Minimum Wage Update for Missouri and Minimum Salary Threshold Update for Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine and New York

12/21/17

In addition to the states identified in the December 14, 2017, Insights & Solution newsletter, Missouri will see an increase to its minimum wage come January 1, 2018. Alaska, California, Colorado, New York and Maine will also see increases to the minimum salary threshold for employee exemptions.  
Tuesday, December 19, 2017/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (6297)/Comments (0)/

Amendment Regulation Governing Payment of Wages to Home Health Aides Issued in New York

11/2/17

The New York State Department of Labor recently amended its Minimum Wage Order for Miscellaneous Industries and Occupations to state that bona fide meal periods and sleep times may be excluded from hours worked by home care aides who work a shift of 24 hours or more consistent with federal Fair Labor Standards Act regulations.

Thursday, November 2, 2017/Author: Taneil Jaeger/Number of views (2154)/Comments (0)/
Categories: New York

New York City Issues Guidance on Upcoming Salary Inquiry Prohibitions

10/5/17

The New York City Commission on Human Rights recently released an Employer Fact Sheet and a Job Applicant Fact Sheet to assist employers and employees with understanding the law prohibiting employers from inquiring or relying on a job applicant’s salary history when making hiring decisions.  The new law takes effect on October 31, 2017.
Thursday, October 5, 2017/Author: Taneil Jaeger/Number of views (3325)/Comments (0)/
Categories: New York

New York City Limits Fast Food and Retail Employers’ Scheduling Flexibility

6/15/17

The New York City Council passed the “Fair Workplace” legislative package, which regulates scheduling for fast food and retail employees.  Comprised of multiple separate bills, the legislation acts mostly to restrict fast food and retail employers’ ability to create and modify employee schedules. It also imposes penalties for employer violations, and requires fast food employers to pay specified premiums for scheduling variations that are made outside specific timeframes.  
Thursday, June 15, 2017/Author: Taneil Jaeger/Number of views (4153)/Comments (0)/
Categories: New York

New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law Takes Effect January 1, 2018

4/20/17

The New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (PFL) is set to take effect January 1, 2018. It will provide eligible employees up to 12 weeks of paid family leave to (1) care for a family member with a serious health condition, (2) bond with a child during the first twelve months after the child’s birth, adoption, or placement in foster care, or (3) attend to a “qualifying exigency.”  Leave will be funded through deductions taken from the pay of full-time and part-time employees. 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017/Author: Taneil Jaeger/Number of views (3113)/Comments (0)/
Categories: New York

New York City Council Limits Prospective Employers’ Ability to Obtain and Use Salary History Information – Model Employment Application Updated

4/20/17

The New York City Council has approved legislation  (Int. 1253-A) prohibiting employers from inquiring about, relying upon, and verifying a job applicant’s salary history. The bill is similar to recently enacted laws in other jurisdictions, including Massachusetts, Puerto Rico, and Philadelphia. 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017/Author: Taneil Jaeger/Number of views (3552)/Comments (0)/
Categories: New York

New York State Department of Labor Adopts Regulations Limiting Employer’s Ability to Restrict Employee Discussions About Wages

3/16/17

The New York State Department of Labor has adopted regulations implementing the previously enacted state law limiting an employer’s ability to restrict an employee’s discussion about his/her wages.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017/Author: Taneil Jaeger/Number of views (4402)/Comments (0)/
Categories: New York

New York Sets Conditions for Payment of Wages by Direct Deposit or Debit Pay Card

2/16/17

The New York State Department of Labor adopted a final regulation that sets the conditions by which New York employers can pay wages by direct deposit or payroll debit card. The regulation, which goes into effect March 7, 2017, imposes significant obligations on employers who wish to offer the option of wage payment through these means.
Thursday, February 16, 2017/Author: Taneil Jaeger/Number of views (3231)/Comments (0)/
Categories: New York

Reminder - New York Issues Final Minimum Wage Regulations Impacting Minimum Salary for Exempt Employees - Effective 12/31/16

1/5/17

As we reported last week, the New York State Department of Labor has adopted regulations implementing increases to the state minimum wage, identified required salary levels for exclusions from overtime pay for executive and administrative employees, and issued Frequently Asked Questions for employers. The new regulations are effective on December 31, 2016. Click here to read more.

Thursday, January 5, 2017/Author: Taneil Jaeger/Number of views (3644)/Comments (0)/
Categories: New York

Freelancers in New York City Get Wage Protections

12/15/16

A written contract, payment within 30 days, and statutory damages for non-payment of wages are among the provisions of New York City’s new freelancer protection law signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio on November 16, 2016. The law will become effective 180 calendar days after signing and will apply to contracts entered into after the effective date.

Thursday, December 15, 2016/Author: Taneil Jaeger/Number of views (2219)/Comments (0)/
Categories: New York
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