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New York City Provides Guidance on Impending Pay Transparency Law

Key Takeaways:

  • On January 15, 2022, New York City passed a law requiring employers with 4 or more employees to post the minimum and maximum salary for advertisements for a job, promotion or transfer opportunity.
  • The requirement applies to all advertisements for a job, promotion or transfer that could be performed in New York City, even if the employer opts to have the work performed remotely outside of the City.…
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Department of Labor Issues New Rule Limiting Use of Tip Credits

On October 28, 2021, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new rule affecting employers with tipped employees. The rule limits the circumstances under which employers may take a “tip credit” against an employee’s wages – thus reducing the minimum wage the employee must be paid – to time the employee is actually performing tipped work or engaged in activity that “directly supports” tip-producing work.

Federal rules surrounding the tip credit have undergone significant changes over the past few years.… More

New York City Bans Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing

On Sunday, May 10, 2020, a groundbreaking New York City law went into effect prohibiting most employers from requiring job applicants to submit to marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) tests during the hiring process.  The New York City Council passed the measure 40-to-4 in April 2019, establishing that requiring such testing as a condition of employment constituted an unlawful discriminatory practice, even as marijuana was (and remains) illegal in the state.… More