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HTMLNew York Wage Board Recommends Minimum Wage of $15 per Hour for Fast Food Workers
Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2015, previously published on July 23, 2015
As we previously reported, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently appointed a Wage Board to make recommendations on increasing the minimum wage for New York State fast food employees. Throughout the recent public meeting process, fast food employers have roundly criticized any proposed minimum...

 

HTMLNew York City Enacts “Ban the Box” Legislation
Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2015, previously published on July 16, 2015
As we previously reported, the New York City Council recently passed the Fair Chance Act (Intro No. 318-A, 2014) that—among other requirements—prevents employers from inquiring about job applicants’ criminal arrests and convictions prior to hire. As expected, on June 29, 2015, New...

 

HTMLNew York City Moves to “Ban the Box” on Criminal Background Checks in Job Applications
Sonu Ray, Aaron Warshaw, Stephen R. Woods; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2015, previously published on June 12, 2015
On June 10, 2015, the New York City Council passed the Fair Chance Act (Intro No. 318-A, 2014) by a vote of 45-to-5. The legislation prevents employers from inquiring about job applicants’ criminal arrests and convictions prior to hire. Employers will be permitted to make such inquiries after...

 

HTMLNew Legislation Promises More Investigations by the New York City Commission on Human Rights
Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 13, 2015, previously published on April 30, 2015
On April 20, 2015, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed two new bills into law that authorize the New York City Commission on Human Rights to increase the number of employment discrimination investigations.

 

HTMLNew York City Expands Living Wage Law For City Contractors
Dino A. Bovell, Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 10, 2014, previously published on October 6, 2014
On September 30, 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Executive Order No. 7, “Living Wage For City Economic Development Projects,” which raises the city’s “living wage” (i.e., minimum wage) for certain employers that contract with the city or that receive...

 

HTMLNew York Legislature Passes Medical Marihuana Law
Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
Subject to signature by Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York is set to become the twenty-third state to legalize medical marihuana. Importantly, the New York legislation is limited to non-smokable forms of marihuana. Further, the bill is initially limited to persons with the following “severe...

 

HTMLNew York Legislature Repeals Annual Wage Theft Prevention Act Requirement
Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
During the flurry of activity in Albany prior to lawmakers’ summer hiatus, the New York State legislature approved a bill that will eliminate the onerous requirement of providing annual wage notices to all employees. As New York employers are aware, the existing New York Wage Theft Prevention...

 

HTMLRochester, New York Adopts “Ban the Box” Criminal Background Check Law
Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
Effective November 18, 2014, the City of Rochester, New York will join various states and municipalities around the country—including Buffalo, New York—that prohibit employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s prior criminal conviction on initial employment applications....

 

HTMLReminder: NYC Employers Must Provide Pregnancy Accommodation Notices To All Employees by May 30, 2014
Sonu Ray, Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 6, 2014, previously published on May 29, 2014
As we reported in our September 2013 eAuthority, the New York City Council amended the New York City Human Rights Law, effective January 30, 2014, to expand employee accommodation protection on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition. The new law also mandates that New...

 

HTMLNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Unveils His First State of the City Address and Budget
Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 6, 2014, previously published on February 27, 2014
On February 10, 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio gave his first State of the City address and, shortly thereafter, presented his first budget for consideration by the New York City Council.

 


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