Bulletins

New Law Alert: NY Passes Paid Voting Leave Requirement

New York recently passed an amendment to its voting leave law that took immediate effect. Previously, the law only provided leave for employees who didn’t have a certain number of hours available to vote before or after work. Now, all registered voters are allowed to take off as much time as is necessary to enable […]

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ACA Bulletin: Federal Court Strikes Down Association Health Plan Rules

On March 28, 2019, a federal judge ruled that parts of the Trump administration’s 2018 final rule on association health plans (AHPs) were invalid. In its ruling, the court stated that the final rule was an “end-run” around the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and that the DOL exceeded its authority under ERISA. The court specifically […]

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DOL Issues New Proposal on Overtime Exemptions

On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule that would change the salary thresholds for certain exempt employees.   Overview of the Proposed Rule Under the proposal, the minimum salary level for the “white collar” overtime exemptions would increase from $455 to $679 per week ($35,308 per year). This […]

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Update: NYS Drops Proposed “On-Call” Scheduling Changes

In late 2018 the New York State Department of Labor issued proposed regulation changes for what are frequently referred to as “just-in-time”, “call-in” or “on-call” shifts. Following a 30-day comment period, which ended January 11th, the DOL has opted to let the proposal expire at this time.  If the proposed law had passed, employers would have […]

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New York State Wage Increases Effective 12/31/2018

Employers in New York are subject to different minimum wages based on where employees perform work, and whether or not they work in fast food. All minimum wage increases take effect on December 31, 2018. The Minimum Wage Increases are as Follows: Statewide The statewide minimum wage will increase to $11.10. Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester […]

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