Diana R. Hamar

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Happy October! – A New Round of State Sexual Harassment Guidance And City Laws to Kick Off the Scariest Month of the Year

New York State and City have each passed new legislation addressing workplace sexual harassment and employer accommodations, which both have deadlines looming for New York employers. Just in time – on October 1, the State DOL (finally) clarified – in a good way – a number of employer obligations under the State law. The State … Continue Reading

NYC Employers Take Notice: Notice Requirements Pursuant to the “Stop Sexual Harassment Act” Take Effect September 6, 2018

While a slew of laws relating to sexual harassment are set to take effect in New York City and New York State this fall, the most imminent provision-applicable to all New York City employers-is set to take effect on September 6, 2018. The provision requires all employers with employees working in New York City (regardless … Continue Reading

Predictive Scheduling: New York (State) of Mind

Retail employers beware: New York City’s predictive scheduling law went into effect on November 26, 2017, and now New York State is now getting in the mix. The New York State Department of Labor (“NYSDOL”) recently released draft regulations that would amend the rules for scheduling employees covered by the Minimum Wage Order for Miscellaneous … Continue Reading

The New Year Brings New Rules to New York

As January draws to a close, New York employers are confronting the reality of many new laws and regulations that govern the employment relationship – from the new Paid Family Leave law, to the new federal tax law. We are also tracking several newly-signed and proposed pieces of legislation, which could further complicate the employment … Continue Reading

Trump Plays Ball (To Knee or Not To Knee)

President Trump likes to mix it up.  Mix everything up, like the National Football League and the First Amendment. Wait. What? Whether you think the President defies convention strategically or blunderingly, Trump is more a force of nature than a familiar political type, unabashedly tweeting on topics that are at least arguably Presidential (we will … Continue Reading
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