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New York City Council Votes to Limit Credit Checks by Employers

On April 21, 2015 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Scott J. Wenner On April 16, the New York City Council passed Intro 261A, which bans the use of credit checks to screen applicants for employment except in enumerated circumstances. The legislation, which was supported by Mayor Bill de Blasio and was sponsored by 40 of the 51 members of […]

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By May 30, NYC Employers Must Provide Notice of Rights to All Employees Under Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

On May 23, 2014 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Scott J. Wenner In the final months of the Bloomberg Administration, the New York City Council passed and Mayor Bloomberg signed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), which became effective on January 30, 2014. The PWFA requires New York City employers that have four or more workers – including independent […]

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NYC Earned Sick Leave Law expanded just before April 1 effective date

On March 7, 2014 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Scott J. Wenner As promised, as one of his first orders of business New York City’s new mayor asked the City Council to amend the Earned Sick Time Act, which was enacted over former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto.  Our blog reported on this ordinance here, here and here.  It was […]

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NYC Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law Enacted Over Bloomberg Veto

On June 28, 2013 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Scott J. Wenner As we – and just about everyone else – predicted, the New York City Council has overridden the veto of Mayor Michael Bloomberg decisively, making the Earned Sick Time Act law. (Schnader Veto Alert; SW Veto Article) Mandatory paid sick leave under the law will not begin […]

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