Mar 24, 2020

Employment Law Updates and Best Practices for Your Building

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In response to the novel coronavirus epidemic, the federal government and the State of New York have issued a number of new laws and executive orders that impact employment decisions and working conditions for employees in residential buildings.  Below is a short overview of these recently passed laws and guidelines for dealing with building employees during this unique time.  Because the governmental guidances and requirements are evolving and specific circumstances may vary, these are general guidelines only; consult with counsel or your HR advisor with respect to specific questions. New York’s Work-From-Home Executive Order: Employees of Businesses Providing Non-Essential Services… Read more


May 10, 2017

New York City Restricts Inquiries and Use of Job Applicants’ Salary History

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New York City has expanded the subjects that are off-limits to employers during the hiring process. Mayor Bill DiBlasio recently signed legislation (the “Act”) that will make it unlawful during the hiring process for employers and employment agencies to inquire about or rely upon an applicant’s salary history when determining the applicant’s salary, benefits or other compensation. The Act prohibits asking the applicant, the applicant’s current or prior employer, or searching publicly available records, for the purpose of obtaining an applicant’s salary history. The Act is designed to reduce the gender and minority pay gap and is similar to laws… Read more