Effective Jan. 1, 2024, the minimum hourly wage will increase from $15.00 to $16.00 in New York City and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties, and from $14.20 to $15.00 perContinue Reading New York State Minimum Wage Increase Effective Jan. 1, 2024
Jerrold F. Goldberg Co-Chairs the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s Labor-Management Relations group. He has been practicing in virtually all aspects of labor and employment law since 1979, including the traditional labor/union-management area, employment discrimination, executive employment, severance agreements and wage and hour laws. Jerry exclusively represents management clients primarily in the real estate and hospitality industries in transactional matters, including commercial and residential building and hotel sales and purchases, administrative compliance, such as 421-a prevailing wage issues, and lease, property management and concessionaire relationships, as well as all aspects of labor and employment litigation. This includes traditional labor litigation, such as union management arbitration, N.L.R.B. representation and unfair labor practice proceedings, and strike and picketing injunctive actions, wage and hour litigation involving misclassification, overtime and service charge/gratuity issues, and employment discrimination and restrictive covenant litigation in federal and state courts and administrative agencies.
In New York state, both houses of the Legislature have passed S.3100A/A.1278-B, which would add a new section 191-d to the Labor Law prohibiting “non-compete agreements and certain restrictive covenants.”…Continue Reading NY Legislature Passes Legislation Banning Employer Use of Noncompete Agreements; NYC, FTC Actions Pending; NLRB General Counsel Memorandum
On May 11, 2023, the New York City Council passed Intro 209-A, which would amend the New York City Human Rights Law to include prohibitions on discrimination based on…Continue Reading NYC Passes Bill to Update Human Rights Law to Include Discrimination Based on Height, Weight
On Sept. 6, 2022, the National Labor Relations Board released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing the standard for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act. The Board…
Continue Reading NLRB Proposes New Joint-Employer Standard
Although New York’s statewide indoor mask mandate ended Feb. 10, 2022, New York employers must continue to implement airborne infectious disease exposure prevention plans, pursuant to the New York Health…
Continue Reading New York Employers: Continue Implementing Your Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plans and Review Your Masking Policies
New York employers, take note: two new laws will take effect in May 2022: one on notice of electronic monitoring (NY state) and the other on salary range posting (NYC).
Continue Reading Spring Brings New Laws for New York Employers
On Oct. 31, 2021, New York Gov. Hochul issued an order extending until Dec. 15, 2021, the designation of COVID-19 as a “highly contagious communicable disease.”
Starting Oct. 12, there will be no more confidential settlements in New York. Citing a “vested interest” in the ultimate resolution of all cases before it, the New York Division…
Continue Reading To Settle or Not to Settle? The Question Just Got Harder in New York
On Sept. 30, 2021, New York Gov. Hochul issued an order extending until Oct. 31, 2021, the designation of COVID-19 as a “highly contagious communicable disease.”
On Sept. 6, 2021, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the New York State Department of Health had designated COVID-19 a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a risk of…
Continue Reading New York Employers Must Activate Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plans Under NY HERO Act