New York State Employers Must Provide Digital Copies Of Workplace Posters

On December 16, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law an amendment to Section 201 of the New York Labor Law. Previously, Section 201 had required that employers post certain rules and orders furnished by the Commissioner of Labor of the State of New York in conspicuous places on each floor of the employer’s premises. More ›

The 12 Days of California Labor & Employment – Day 12 "Employers Beware - Minimum Wage Updates for January 1, 2023"

In the spirit of the season, we are using our annual "12 days of the holidays" blog series to address new California laws and their impact on California employers. On this twelfth day of the holidays, my labor and employment attorney gave to me: twelve drummers drumming and an update on minimum wage laws for 2023 and SB 1477. More ›

The 12 Days of California Labor & Employment – Day 11 "Additional Pay Data Disclosure Requirements"

In the spirit of the season, we are using our annual "12 days of the holidays" blog series to address new California laws and their impact on California employers. On this eleventh day of the holidays, my labor and employment attorney gave to me: eleven pipers piping and SB 1162. More ›

The 12 Days of California Labor & Employment – Day 10 "Additional WARN Act Requirements"

In the spirit of the season, we are using our annual "12 days of the holidays" blog series to address new California laws and their impact on California employers. On this tenth day of the holidays, my labor and employment attorney gave to me: ten lords a-leaping and AB 1601. More ›

The 12 Days of California Labor & Employment – Day 9 "Public Sector Health Care Workers and Required Meal and Rest Periods"

In the spirit of the season, we are using our annual "12 days of the holidays" blog series to address new California laws and their impact on California employers. On this ninth day of the holidays, my labor and employment attorney gave to me: nine ladies dancing and SB 1334. More ›

New York Adopts New Workplace Nursing Mothers’ Law

On December 9, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law a new workplace lactation bill, set to go into effect on June 7, 2023. The law, which amends Section 206-c of the New York Labor Law, requires that an employer provide reasonable unpaid break time, or allow for the use of paid break or meal time, each time an employee has a reasonable need to express breast milk, for up to three years following childbirth. The law further states that upon employee request, an employer is obligated to provide a location for expressing breast milk. The designated location must contain a chair, a working surface, and an electrical outlet. Additionally, the location must be in close proximity to the employee's work area, near clean running water, with lighting, shielded from view, and free from intrusion by other people. The designated location cannot be in a restroom or toilet stall. Furthermore, if the workplace has access to refrigeration, the employer must allow for the storage of expressed milk. More ›

The 12 Days of California Labor & Employment – Day 8 "Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for COVID Expiring"

In the spirit of the season, we are using our annual "12 days of the holidays" blog series to address new California laws and their impact on California employers. On this eighth day of the holidays, my labor and employment attorney gave to me: eight maids a milking and AB 152. More ›

The 12 Days of California Labor & Employment – Day 7 - "Cannabis use by Employee: Is discipline allowed?"

In the spirit of the season, we are using our annual "12 days of the holidays" blog series to address new California laws and their impact on California employers. On this seventh day of the holidays, my labor and employment attorney gave to me: seven swans a swimming and AB 2188. More ›

The 12 Days of California Labor & Employment – Day 6 -"Do Not Retaliate in Emergency Conditions"

In the spirit of the season, we are using our annual "12 days of the holidays" blog series to address new California laws and their impact on California employers. On this sixth day of the holidays, my labor and employment attorney gave to me: six geese-a-laying and SB 1044. More ›

The 12 Days of California Labor & Employment – Day 5 "FEHA Expansion Regarding Contraceptives"

In the spirit of the season, we are using our annual "12 days of the holidays" blog series to address new California laws and their impact on California employers. On this fifth day of the holidays, my labor and employment attorney gave to me: five golden rings and SB 523. More ›