Tag Archives: New York

Massachusetts Poised to Become the Latest State Offering a Paid Family Leave Program

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The Paid Family Leave trend is gathering speed in states around the country. Currently, California, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Washington have paid family leave programs, as does Washington, D.C. Unlike state and municipal sick leave laws, the paid family leave programs generally are administered by the state, not the employer. Many of … Continue reading this entry

Federal Minimum Salary Drama? New York Says Fuhgettaboutit!

Wage and Hour
As if the start-again, stop-again saga with the U.S. Department of Labor’s rules increasing the minimum salary threshold for exempt workers wasn’t confusing enough, at least one state has jumped into the fray and changed its own overtime rules — New York. Effective December 31, 2016, the New York Department of Labor amended its minimum … Continue reading this entry

NYC Lays Down Law (And The Wave Of The Future?) On Gender Identity Discrimination

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We have seen a veritable maelstrom of controversy surrounding transgender rights and other gender identity issues in the past year, and especially in the last several weeks, with everyone weighing in on the subject from Donald Trump to President Obama. While in some ways it is difficult to predict precisely how federal, state and local … Continue reading this entry

A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall: Pay Equity Disputes Ready To Explode

California Emloyers
In deference to Bob Dylan, while you may not need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows, employers quite often rely on employment lawyers to help them recognize an approaching legal storm and how best to prepare for it. Today, this weatherman is forecasting a coming pay equity storm. To best prepare, below … Continue reading this entry