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Not to be confused by the title of this article; "Hair" is not suddenly a protected class! But hair styles and how NYS employers write their dress and grooming policies has made its way onto your 2020 NYS Labor Law Poster. Here's what you need to know.
Starting on Nov 18, 2019, NYS employers will be required to grant leave to employees whom they know to be victims of domestic violence. While there are exceptions for employers who can show that the leave would place upon their business an undue hardship, employers are required to provide such employees with a “reasonable amount of time” to receive recovery care.
Today's Q&A covers a common question surrounding FMLA designation. At times employers choose to deliver generous leave benefits that extend beyond those mandated by FMLA (i.e. beyond 12 weeks). But does that mean that the protections of FMLA are extended as well?
Question: What are the differences between NYS and NYC Sexual Harassment Laws?
While it is not out for good, the NYS Department of Labor has announced that it will no longer be proceeding with the call-in pay regulations initially proposed in November of 2017.
On October 1, 2018, the NYS DOL and NYS Division of Human Rights released final guidelines for employers to build compliant sexual harassment policies and training. While little has changed from draft regulations, there were two significant changes impacting employers.
While a necessary accountability measure, there are few things municipalities dread more than a visit from the State Comptroller. If unprepared, a routine audit can quickly monopolize the resources of already short-staffed town, village, and city administrative departments. So how can municipalities best prepare to for their next state comptroller audit? Auditor and Senior Examiner, William Naylor, of the NYS Comptroller’s Office shared a few insights at the 2017 New York Towns Conference.
We have some time between now and the effective date of NY Paid Family Leave Act (PFLA) in January of 2018. Indeed a lot can happen in 18 months that may impact our plans for administering NY Paid Family Leave, but probably not enough to justify postponing our preparation strategy for administering this new benefit. In this blog I'll be covering some key considerations when building your process for administering Paid Family Leave. Of note, PFLA shares some similarities with FMLA, but is by no means a carbon copy.