Year: 2021

Can I Work Without Taking a Lunch Break in New York?

Employment Law News | February 25, 2021

Although federal employment laws do not require employers to provide lunch breaks, state laws often impose different requirements. In New York, employers must provide meal breaks to certain employees. New York employers must provide certain employees with meal periods. However, there are certain rules about when employees can take lunch breaks, how long these breaks…

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New York State Minimum Wage Laws [2021]

Employment Law News | February 18, 2021

New York’s minimum wage changes each year. According to the New York Minimum Wage Act, the state minimum wage will increase incrementally each year until it reaches $15 per hour. For most of 2020, for example, the statewide minimum wage was $11.80. On December 31st, 2016, when the state originally enacted the law, the minimum…

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Employer Responsibility to Correct Workplace Harassment

Employment Law News | January 11, 2021

No one deserves to face harassment in the workplace. If you notify your employer that you are experiencing harassment or another form or discrimination, he or she has a responsibility to correct the issue. Not all employers protect the interests of workers who experience harassment, however. If your employer ignores your request for help, you…

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Is Overtime Pay Required After 40 or 8 Hours?

Employment Law News | January 4, 2021

New York employers must adhere to specific wage and hour laws, especially laws surrounding overtime pay. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes guidelines for employers on how to calculate overtime based on the wages that each employee earns. Both salaried employees and hourly employees are eligible for overtime pay in certain circumstances. Federal Policies:…

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