Both New York State and New York City have recently passed a series of laws that significantly increased the protections against sexual harassment in the workplace. These laws outline additional and specific requirements that employers must comply with over the next year. Continue Reading New York State and City Raise Bar for Employers in Handling Sexual Harassment Allegations

On May 6, 2015, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) that precludes employers from running credit checks on most job applicants and employees. The amendment takes effect on September 2, 2015, and applies to all New York City employers with at least four employees. Continue Reading New York City Bans Employer Credit Checks