New York Legal Updates

Compliance Law Updates Recently Announced:

Last Updated: 5/13/2024

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New York Legal Updates:

May 2024

  • New York Enacts Sweeping Changes to Independent Contractor Arrangements (effective May 20, 2024)
  • Amidst Union Complaints, New York Adds Guidance for Hospital Staffing Committees
  • New York Becomes the First State to Mandate Paid Prenatal Leave and Sets COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Sunset Date
  • New York City Amends Safe and Sick Time Regulations–Updated Policy Now Available

April 2024

  • The District Court of New York Enjoins Enforcement of Law Limiting Employer Speech During Organizing Campaigns

March 2024

  • New York Clarifies Eligibility for Secure Choice Savings Program
  • New York City Will Require Distribution of Informational Materials on Temporary Schedule Change Act (effective 03/04/24)
  • New York Enacts New Law Prohibiting Employers from Requesting or Requiring Access to Certain Employee Online Accounts (effective 03/12/24)
  • New York City Council Passes Bill that Would Create a Private Right of Action Under the Earned Safe and Sick Time Act (effective 03/20/24)

February 2024

  • New York Enacts Sweeping Changes to Independent Contractor Arrangements
  • New York City Council Passes Bill that Would Create a Private Right of Action Under the Earned Safe and Sick Time Act

January 2024

  • New York Passes Clean Slate Act, Limiting Inquiries Regarding Sealed Conviction Records

December 2023

  • New York City Amends Safe and Sick Time Regulations–Updated Policy Now Available
  • New York City Will Require Distribution of Informational Materials on Temporary Schedule Change Act

November 2023

  • New York Law Requires Written Notice of Unemployment Benefits (effective 11/13/23)
  • New York City Amends Human Rights Ordinance to Add Protections Based on Height and Weight–Includes Updated Policy (effective 11/23/23)
  • New York Increases Salary Threshold for Eligibility for White Collar Worker Exemption
  • New York Enacts New Law Prohibiting Employers from Requesting or Requiring Access to Certain Employee Online Accounts
  • New York Law Requires Written Notice of Unemployment Benefits
  • New York City Amends Safe and Sick Time Regulations–Updated Policy Now Available
  • New York Enacts New Law on Invention Assignment Agreements

October 2023

  • New York City Amends Safe and Sick Time Regulations--Policy Updates Forthcoming (effective 10/15/23)
  • New York Increases Salary Threshold for Eligibility for White Collar Worker Exemption
  • New York Enacts Ban on Certain Employer-Sponsored Meetings--Includes Notice/Posting Requirement
  • New York Enacts New Law Prohibiting Employers from Requesting or Requiring Access to Certain Employee Online Accounts
  • New York Law Requires Written Notice of Unemployment Benefits
  • New York Enacts New Law on Invention Assignment Agreements

September 2023

  • New York Amends Law on Pay Transparency (effective 09/17/23)
  • New York Expands Discrimination Protections for Interns

August 2023

  • New York Expands Law Prohibiting Cooperation with Out-of-State Investigations Related to Reproductive Health Services
  • New York Amends Definition of “Sexual Orientation” for Purposes of Human Rights Law

July 2023

  • New York City Adopts Final Regulations on Use of AI in Hiring and Promotion, Extends Enforcement Date to July 5, 2023 (effective 07/05/23)
  • New York to Require Human Trafficking Recognition Training for Certain Hospitality Employees (effective 07/20/23)
  • New York DOL Updates Model Anti-Harassment Policy--Includes Updated Policy
  • New York City Amends Human Rights Ordinance to Add Protections Based on Height and Weight--Includes Updated Policy

May 2023

  • New York Passes Law on COVID-19 Vaccine Confidentiality

April 2023

  • New York Passes Law on COVID-19 Vaccine Confidentiality
  • New York Delays and Limits Regulation of “Quotas” for Warehouse Workers
  • New York Amends Law on Pay Transparency
  • New Law in New York Prohibits Cooperation with Out-of-State Abortion Investigations

March 2023

  • New York Delays and Limits Regulation of “Quotas” for Warehouse Workers
  • New York Amends Law on Pay Transparency
  • New Law in New York Prohibits Cooperation with Out-of-State Abortion Investigations

February 2023

  • New York Prohibits Discrimination on the Basis of Citizenship and Immigration Status--Includes Updated Policy
  • New York Amends Public Health Law on Confidentiality of Personal Information and Immunity Passports
  • New York Amends Law on Recognition of Workplace Safety Committees
  • New York State Significantly Increases Fines for Workplace Injuries and Deaths
  • New York Passes New Law on Lawful Absences (effective 02/19/23)

January 2023

  • New York Amends Paid Family Leave Law to Cover Siblings–Now Includes Updated Policy (effective 01/01/23)
  • New York City Regulates Use of AI Employment Decision Tools (effective 01/01/23)
  • New York Passes Law Requiring Notice of Veterans Services–Includes New Notice Requirement (effective 01/01/23)

2022 New York Legal Updates

December 2022

  • Michigan Voters Adopt Proposal Establishing the Right to Reproductive Freedom

November 2022

  • New York Releases Final Rule Implementing Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Standard

October 2022

  • New York City Proposes Regulations to Clarify Requirements for Using Automated Employment Decision Tools

September 2022

  • New York Enacts Law Restricting Concealed Carry of Firearms (effective 09/01/22)

August 2022

  • New York Extends Effective Period of Law on Wage Deductions
  • New York Enacts Law Restricting Concealed Carry of Firearms
  • New York State Launches New Hotline for Workplace Sexual Harassment Complaints–Includes Updated Harassment Policy
  • New York Extends COVID-19 Leave Effective Period–Includes Updated Policy

July 2022

  • New York Extends COVID-19 Leave Effective Period–Includes Updated Policy

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