Compliance Answers

New York Time Off to Vote Poster

On April 1, 2019, the New York Legislature passed the 2019-2020 budget, amending the New York Election Law. Effective immediately, all employers must provide registered voters with up to three hours’ time off at the beginning or end of working hours to vote. Registered voters must request time off to vote at least two working Read more

Employee Employer compliance assistance

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new Office of Compliance Initiatives (OCI).  The new agency is tasked with expanding and developing innovative approaches to compliance assistance, including more effective use of online resources to promote a better understanding of federal labor laws and regulations.  Providing employers Read more

Oregon secure scheduling law

On July 1, some employers in Oregon will have more to focus on than the minimum wage as the first state-wide secure scheduling law goes into effect. The new law establishes a wealth of scheduling-related rights for employees of large businesses who are employed in retail, hospitality, and food services establishments, including the right to Read more

salary history

Last Tuesday, October 31, 2017, New York became the first city in the nation to implement a law prohibiting all employers in New York City from inquiring about a prospective employee’s salary history during the employment process. The goal of the legislation is to encourage employers to set compensation based on qualifications and not past Read more

New Form I-9 Available – Compliance Deadline September 18

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. By September 18, 2017, employers must use only the new version dated 07/17/17. Employers are required to complete Form I-9 to document verification of the identity and employment authorization of each new employee (both citizen Read more

As California prepares for another increase in the state minimum wage rate, employers that employ computer software employees should also be aware of the increase in the minimum wage rate that must be paid to their IT workers to continue qualifying for overtime-exempt status next year. The computer software employee’s overtime exemption is found in California Read more

Effective July 26, 2016, victims of domestic violence, sex offenses, or stalking that are seeking housing or are tenants in New York City are covered by the New York City Human Rights Law. The Human Rights Law promotes equal opportunity and prohibits discriminatory practices that unfairly limit the housing choices of protected groups or individuals. In Read more

This month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new guidelines on providing leave as a reasonable accommodation for employees with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires covered employers (employers with 15 or more employees) to provide reasonable accommodations to enable employees with disabilities to perform their jobs. The EEOC article describes basic Read more

This year federal contractors and subcontractors will be busy navigating new laws and new posting responsibilities. Changes include an increase in the federal contractor minimum wage rate, implementation of the final rule requiring pay transparency, and expanded Equal Employment Opportunity rights for employees and applicants of federal contractors or subcontractors. For each of these changes Read more