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New York State Advances Bill that Would Allow Liens on Employer Property for Wage and Hour Claims

September 15, 2019 Ali Law Group PC New York, Wage and Hour, Fair Labor Standards Act, New York Labor Law

The New York State Assembly and Senate have passed a bill that would allow employees to obtain liens on their...Continue Reading →

New York State Adopts Fair Pay Act

August 2, 2019 Ali Law Group PC New York, Pre-hire and Hiring, Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity

On July 10, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Fair Pay Act which prohibits wage differentials based on protected class...Continue Reading →

New York Bans Salary History Inquiries

August 1, 2019 Ali Law Group PC Pre-hire and Hiring, Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed the Salary History Bill into law. Effective January 6, 2020, the Salary History Bill will...Continue Reading →

New York Prohibits Hair Discrimination in the Workplace and Schools

July 29, 2019 Ali Law Group PC New York, New York City, Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity, Race/National Origin, Other

On July 12, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed S.6209A/A.7797A into law, which prohibits employers and school officials from discriminating against individuals based...Continue Reading →

U.S. District Court Holds New York Law Prohibiting Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Claims Is Invalid

July 20, 2019 Ali Law Group PC New York, Sexual Harassment

In April, 2018, Governor Cuomo signed the New York State Budget bill that included legislation focused on combating sexual harassment...Continue Reading →

New York State Proposes to Ban Salary History Inquiries

June 27, 2019 Ali Law Group PC Legislative Updates, New York, Pre-hire and Hiring, Discrimination in Hiring (Title VII) The New York State legislature recently passed a bill which would prohibit employers from asking job applicants and employees about...Continue Reading →

Expansive Changes Proposed for the New York State Human Rights Law

June 26, 2019 Ali Law Group PC New York City, Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity, Sexual Harassment

On June 19, 2019, the New York State Legislature passed Senate Bill S.6577, which would expand the scope of employee...Continue Reading →

New York City Commission on Human Rights Releases Model Lactation Accommodation Policies and Request Form

June 25, 2019 Ali Law Group PC New York City, Accommodation

As you are aware, a pair of laws were passed and became effective March 2019, which require New York City...Continue Reading →

U.S. DOL Opinion: Employers Must Designate Leave as FMLA

June 8, 2019 Ali Law Group PC Leaves of Absence, Family Medical Leave

In a recent Opinion letter of the United States Department of Labor (U.S. DOL) (FMLS 2019-1-A, March 14, 2019), the...Continue Reading →

New York City Bans Pre-Employment Drug Testing for Marijuana

June 7, 2019 Ali Law Group PC Pre-hire and Hiring, Drug and Alcohol Screening

As previously reported, the New York City Council passed legislation which bans New York City employers from testing prospective employees...Continue Reading →

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