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The Fair Chance Act in New York

Criminal Background Checks for NY Job Applicants The Fair Chance Act also carries the nickname “ban the box.” This moniker came from a slogan used by civil rights groups. They campaigned to have the check box for criminal record removed … Continue reading

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What Does the Gig Economy Mean for Employers?

What Is the Gig Economy? The gig economy is a new term that describes work done by independent contractors, also called freelancers. A gig is a temporary job or project, and hence the name of “gig economy.” Gig economy workers … Continue reading

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What Is Fissuring in the Workplace?

How Fissuring Is Changing the Work Environment Fissuring in the workplace is a relatively new term. You may have heard about fissuring, a term coined by David Weil. He and Tanya Goldman in the article “Labor Standards, the Fissured Workplace … Continue reading

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Hairstyle Discrimination in the Workplace

Are Your Company Policies Compliant with Hairstyle Discrimination Law? Hairstyle discrimination can be a form of racism in the workplace, according to NYC Human Rights Law. The NYC Human Rights Law “protects the rights of New Yorkers to maintain natural … Continue reading

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ACA (Affordable Care Act) Requirements and Expanding Businesses

Do’s and Don’ts for ACA Compliance The ACA (Affordable Care Act) requires that business owners with 50 or more employees provide their employees with healthcare benefits. To avoid this extra expense, some business owners try to keep their company under … Continue reading

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New York DOL Amends Pay Rules for Unscheduled and Cancelled Shifts

Employers Must Pay Workers for Schedule Changes Unscheduled and cancelled shifts will cost employers who will owe employees more wages based on predictive scheduling rules. The New York Department of Labor (NYDOL) made amendments on predictive scheduling in the New … Continue reading

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What Rules Does New York Labor Law Have For Meal Breaks?

Meal Break Guidelines Based on NY Labor Law As an employer, you should know that certain rules exist under New York Labor Law regarding employee meal breaks. Here are a few frequently asked questions about meal breaks: How long must … Continue reading

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Compliance with “Cooperative Dialogue” for Accommodation Requests

What Does Cooperative Dialogue Mean Under New NYC Law? As of October 15, 2018, employers have a new law they must comply with when an employee requests an accommodation based on their civil rights. Many business owners are aware of … Continue reading

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Changes in New York State and NYC Sexual Harassment Laws

Sexual Harassment: Mandatory Arbitration and Nondisclosure Agreements The NY legislature passed changes in sexual harassment law that Governor Cuomo signed into law on April 17, 2018. These laws went into effect 90 days after being enacted, which means they are … Continue reading

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