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October 3, 2018

     On October 1, 2018, the New York State Department of Labor released the final guidance on the new sexual harassment law that requires all employers adopt a written sexual harassment policy, complaint form and implement a training program. The final guidance and model forms can be found on the Department’s website at: https://www.ny.gov/programs/combating-sexual-harassment-workplace

     Employers must have a legally compliant written sexual harassment policy and complaint form in place no later than October 9, 2018 and all employees must receive sexual harassment training by October 9, 2019 (and on an annual basis thereafter, with new hires receiving sexual harassment trainin...

February 2, 2018

     On January 24, 2018, the New York State Department of Labor (“DOL”) extended until April 4, 2018 the Emergency Rule(1) amending the Minimum Wage Order for Miscellaneous Industries and Occupations as it relates to hours of work for live-in home care workers. No changes were made to the Emergency Rule aside from the extension.

     The Emergency Rule, which was initially issued on October 25, 2017 and expired on January 3, 2018, codified and reaffirmed the DOL’s long-standing position that employers are not required to compensate live-in home care workers who work shifts of 24 hours or more for meal periods and sleep time if such an agreement exists, whether impli...

November 30, 2017

        On November 10, 2017, the New York State Department of Labor released proposed regulations which significantly change requirements for employee work schedules and the compensation employees receive for being on-call, called in and for cancelled shifts. The proposed regulations are currently open for comment. It is anticipated the proposed regulations will be finalized and effective early next year.

        The proposed employee scheduling regulations, promulgated at the direction of Governor Cuomo as part of his agenda “to achieve nation leading success in workers’ rights”, are among the most expansive work schedule regulations in the nation. Predictive scheduling legi...

October 16, 2017

Today, P&F's Elizabeth Cordello was a guest on WXXI's Connections with Evan Dawson to discuss the fall of Harvey Weinstein and abuse of power in the workplace. You can listen to the full discussion at the following link or on the podcast platform of your choice.


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