Woltz & Folkinshteyn, P.C. had a great time speaking with Maureen Wiley Clough on her podcast It Gets Late Early about U.S. age discrimination laws. Listen, comment and ask questions!
On October 1, 2023, Connecticut’s Paid Sick Leave expands to permit two additional forms of use. Among other permitted uses, covered employees will be able to take paid sick time for (i) mental health wellness days – defined as a day to attend to a workers “emotional and psychological well-being in lieu of attending aContinue reading “CT Paid Sick Leave Expands October 1, 2023”
UPDATE (June 27, 2023): Since the original post, the New York State bill passed the NYS Assembly and is currently awaiting Governor Hochul’s signature. It is hard to be a non-compete agreement (“NCA”) in 2023. It seems like every week another regulatory body or state legislature comes out against this long-standing tool in the employer-employeeContinue reading “Should I Stay or Should I Go: Will 2023 be the Death Knell for Non-Compete Agreements?”
It is hard to believe that we are almost three weeks into 2023. As CT employers assess the road ahead, these are some of the new and not-so-new employment laws to stay on top of in the coming months. As always, Woltz & Folkinshteyn, P.C. welcomes your questions about this and any other employment concernsContinue reading “CT Employers: Stay Ahead of the Pack in 2023”
Now that the tumultuous 2022 is over, here are the four employment law developments to stay on top of in 2023. Employers have to stay on their toes in the year ahead! Non-Competes. Employers have used non-compete and non-solicit clauses in employment agreements for a variety of reasons for many years. A number of statesContinue reading “Four Employment Law Developments to Watch in 2023”
On September 9, 2022, the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (“NJ-CRC”) issued further guidance to employers in connection with the Cannabis Regulatory Enforcement Assistance and Market Modernization Act (known as CREAMMA) signed into law on February 21, 2021. As New Jersey employers are well aware, under this law, “[n]o employer shall refuse to hire orContinue reading “In the Weeds: NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission Issues New Guidance”
On June 2, 2022, New York State jumped into the pay transparency fray by amending New York Labor Law and adding section 194-b which calls for “mandatory disclosure of compensation or range of compensation”. The bill is currently awaiting New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s signature. Per the language of the bill, the amendment becomes effectiveContinue reading “Pay Transparency Law Coming to New York State”
Under a recent amendment of the New York Human Rights Law, S.818B/A.2035B, effective July 14, 2022, the NYS Division of Human Rights established a toll-free confidential hotline to assist and counsel individuals with complaints about sexual harassment in the workplace. The number for the hotline was released today, and is 1-800-427-2773 (1-800- HARASS-3). The hotlineContinue reading “NYS DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS ESTABLISHES A TOLL-FREE HARASSMENT HOTLINE: 1-800-427-2773 (1-800-HARASS-3)”
On March 16, 2022, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law three bills that affect the sexual harassment claim landscape in New York State. Several additional laws are pending in the NYS Legislature and, if passed, will have additional consequences for employers’ defenses against sexual harassment and discrimination claims by NYS employees. Bill No.Continue reading “NYS Enacts Several Laws Affecting Sexual Harassment Claims in the Workplace”
Leave administration can be an arduous undertaking with so many potentially overlapping leave benefits available to employees. Use the tool below to make leave administration analysis easier at your workplace. As always we are here for you if you have questions!