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Whistleblowers in the state of New York will soon have more needed protection against retaliation from their employers. This new legislation was signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul and is effective as of January 26, 2022. Senate Bill S4394A will amend Section 740 of New York Labor Law to provide added job protections for those who come forward about the wrongdoing or

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Under new legislation proposed and approved by New York City officials, food service workers will now enjoy greater protection and an increase in the minimum pay they can receive for their services. These reforms will allow hard-working service industry employees to receive fairer wages for the work they perform while promoting a safer and more equitable situation for workers in what is

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On August 20, 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation to prevent businesses from committing wage theft against their employees. The "No Wage Theft Loophole Act" changes Article 6 of New York Labor Law to eliminate any exemptions that might allow employers to deprive their employees of wages to which they are fairly and legally entitled. The Governor's action will make

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President Joe Biden is planning to issue a large-scale executive order that will restrict the use of non-compete clauses and roll back requirements for occupational licensing for specific jobs and career paths. According to members of the Biden administration, these requirements and employment contract provisions do serious and material harm to the ability of workers to seek out better employment opportunities and

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed into law a measure that affords workers an added level of protection against exposure to infectious diseases in the workplace. The New York Health and Essential Rights Act, more commonly referred to as the NY HERO Act, implements a framework that businesses and employers can use to protect their workers from airborne viruses and diseases

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Source: Associated Press April 16, 2020 A nurse who led a protest in Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, demanding protective N95 masks when treating COVID-19 (coronavirus) patients, has been suspended for his actions. Mike Gulick was dismayed to learn that the hospital was not providing the standard of personal protective equipment (PPE) in N95 masks as administrators said

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Effective November 8, 2019, New York State passed a non-discrimination law addressing protections for employees and their reproductive and sexual health decisions, giving these employees protected status. What the Law Covers The New York State Labor Law, Section 203-e focuses on the protection of “reproductive health decision making,” defined as “including, but not limited to, the decision to use or access a

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