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New York State Poised to Increase Fines for Workplace Injuries and Deaths

December 23, 2022

Via: SHRM

On Dec. 12, 2022, the New York State Legislature passed a workplace safety bill known as Carlos’ Law. This bill, originally introduced in 2017 and named for an individual who died on a construction worksite in 2015, would amend the […]


Research

New York Employers Must Soon Provide Notice of Digital Workplace Monitoring

November 10, 2021

Via: SHRM

New York employers that monitor employees’ telephone calls, e-mails or internet use must soon provide written notice to employees. The change comes during an era where many employees are communicating with each other via digital means on a near-constant basis, […]


Research

New York Employers Must Act Immediately to Comply with HERO Act

July 28, 2021

Via: SHRM

New York employers must take immediate steps to comply with statutory requirements aimed at preventing the spread of infectious disease in the workplace. As previously reported, in May, New York state passed the NY HERO Act, which requires employers to […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

What New York Employers Need to Know for the Election Season

October 22, 2020

Via: SHRM

The year 2020 has certainly come with its share of new challenges. Now, with the upcoming presidential election, heightened tensions around the country, new remote work environments, videoconferences offering a window into employees’ personal lives, face masks with political slogans, […]


News

Trending Now: New Jersey Employees Filing COVID-19 Complaints

June 29, 2020

Via: HR Hero

The pandemic brought pandemonium to many New Jersey workplaces. With the second-largest outbreak in the country (behind only New York) and being the most densely populated state, New Jersey was hit particularly hard by the pandemic, giving rise to a […]


Research, Software

Is Age Simply a Number? Yes, Say the Courts

May 13, 2020

Via: HR Hero

In fall 2018, Dutch media personality and self-proclaimed “positivity trainer” Emile Ratelband garnered worldwide attention after petitioning a Dutch court to change his age by 20 years. Ratelband was born in 1949 and wanted to change his year of birth […]


Research, Software

Will Your Website Survive an ADA Challenge?

January 16, 2020

Via: HR Hero

By now, employers should know that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and similar state and local laws protect the employment of qualified individuals with disabilities. And while you may be aware that the same laws offer similar protections for […]


Research, Software

Recruiting Female Tech Candidates Starts with the Job Description

October 7, 2019

Via: HR Hero

I feel like a broken record every time we bring up the tight labor market. As talent acquisition professionals, you know the struggles of finding talent these days, so why rub salt into the wound, right? And this is especially […]


News

New York State Lawmakers Ratify Dramatic Proemployee Changes to NYSHRL

August 29, 2019

Via: HR Hero

On August 12, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law substantial and far-reaching amendments to the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL), the state statute that prohibits discrimination and discriminatory harassment. The amendments amplify laws that New York […]


News

New York City Law Forbids Hairstyle Discrimination

February 21, 2019

Via: SHRM

New York City this week is issuing the country’s first-ever ban on employer policies and practices that discriminate against how black people wear their hair. Guidelines from the New York City Commission on Human Rights state that while employers can […]


News

New York Issues Final Guidance on Sexual-Harassment Policies

October 10, 2018

Via: SHRM

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently enacted an anti-sexual-harassment law with stringent requirements for employers’ anti-harassment policies and training. A key component of the new law went into effect Oct. 9 and requires every employer in New York to establish […]


News

New York Toughens Equal Pay Laws

January 25, 2017

Via: SHRM

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed two executive orders: one requiring state contractors to regularly disclose employee job title and salary data and the other prohibiting state agencies from making pre-job offer inquiries about candidates’ prior or current salary. […]