Labor Law Notice Update

With the addition of a recent amendment to Section 201 of the New York Labor law, employers are now required to provide digital and online copies of all labor law posters that the employer is required to display as of December 16, 2022. Under the new amendment, employers are required to send copies of all [...]

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Hospitality Industry Update

Restrictions on the Distribution of Plastic Straws, Splash Sticks, and Stirrers Following the New York City Hospitality Alliance‘ release of standards surrounding the use of straws, businesses were issued a one year-warning period on November 1, 2021, to replace plastic beverage straws with compostable materials. Compostable straws include alternatives such as wooden beverage splash sticks, [...]

By |2023-01-17T17:52:45-05:00January 17th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hospitality Industry Update

Updated “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” Poster

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released an updated “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” poster that replaces and supersedes any previous version uploaded by the EEOC. The poster summarized federal laws prohibiting discrimination and steps employees can take if they believe they have experienced discrimination based on race, color, sex, age, equal [...]

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DOL Releases Proposed Update on Independent Contractor Status

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking outlining the analysis for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA governs overtime and minimum wage requirements for employees. FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime requirements do not apply to [...]

By |2022-11-01T13:34:58-04:00November 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on DOL Releases Proposed Update on Independent Contractor Status

Updates for Home Care Agencies

2022 is proving to be an eventful year for the home care industry in New York State, with many changes to Medicaid-funded home care taking place effect in October and beyond.  Below is a brief summary of the changes to the Medicaid Program that will be taking effect over the coming months. - Minimum Wage.  The [...]

By |2022-09-14T11:28:29-04:00September 14th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Updates for Home Care Agencies

DOH Lifted the Moratorium on LHCSAs

DOH Lifted the Moratorium on LHCSAs On or about August 17, 2022, the New York State Department of Health (“DOH”) lifted its moratorium on the issuance of new licenses to operate as Licensed Home Care Services Agencies and implemented new requirements regarding the issuance of same.  These requirements take effect retroactively, and as such, as of [...]

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Refugee or Temporary Protected Status

In recent days and weeks, the united States Government announced that Ukrainians living in the United States that do not have proper legal documentation to reside within the United States that arrived in the United States on or before March 1, 2022 are eligible to apply for Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) and that Ukrainians that [...]

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COVID Leave Changes February 2022

CHANGES TO NEW YORK STATE COVID-19 LEAVE   The New York State Department of Labor recently announced changes to New York State’s COVID-19 Paid Sick leave Laws. The guidance limits the number of times an employee is eligible to receive paid leave to quarantine or isolate as a result of COVID-19 infection or exposure to [...]

By |2022-03-01T13:21:17-05:00March 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on COVID Leave Changes February 2022

Potential Changes to Home Care Worker Pay

POTENTIAL CHANGES TO HOME CARE WORKER COMPENSATION   As part of a plan to reduce the shortage of home care workers in New York, the State lawmakers introduced the Fair Pay for Home Care Act (Senate Bill S5374A / Assembly Bill A6329A).  The Act, which is currently in committee in both houses of the legislature, [...]

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