Minimum Wage Increase: The minimum wage in New York State increased to $15.00 per hour for all employees, including fast food workers and tipped workers.
Paid Family Leave: Starting in 2023, the maximum amount of paid family leave in New York State increased to 12 weeks per year, up from the previous 10-week maximum. Additionally, the maximum amount of employee contributions increased from 0.27% to 0.50% of an employee's weekly wage.
Salary History Ban: Employers are no longer allowed to ask job candidates about their salary history during the hiring process. This law is intended to help address pay equity issues by preventing employers from basing job offers on an employee's past salary.
Harassment Prevention Training: Employers in New York State are required to provide annual sexual harassment prevention training to all employees, including part-time and seasonal workers.
Accommodations for Nursing Mothers: Employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations to nursing mothers in the workplace, such as a private space to pump breast milk and time during the workday to do so.
This article is for general information purposes and is not intended to be and should not be taken as legal advice.
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