New York State releases slew of employee protection laws

New York State releases slew of employee protection laws

Equal Pay Law – New Law Becomes Effective Oct. 8 Beginning Oct. 8, 2019, New York state law will prohibit employers from paying different wages to employees solely because they belong to a protected class. This means that employers must pay the same wages to employees who perform substantially s...
New York Adopts Equal Pay Law

New York Adopts Equal Pay Law

New Law Becomes Effective Oct. 8 Beginning Oct. 8, 2019, New York state law will prohibit employers from paying different wages to employees solely because they belong to a protected class. This means that employers must pay the same wages to employees who perform substantially similar work. How...
Trump Signs Executive Order Compelling Disclosure of Health Care Prices

Trump Signs Executive Order Compelling Disclosure of Health Care Prices

By Stephanie Armour and Anna Wilde Mathews Updated June 24, 2019 5:25 pm ET President Trump on Monday pushed for greater price disclosure in health care, signing an executive order that could make thousands of hospitals expose more pricing information and require doctors, health clinics and o...
4 Things to Know Before Buying Life Insurance

4 Things to Know Before Buying Life Insurance

Photo by Pexels Life insurance. It’s the kind of thing that no one wants to talk about, yet everyone needs to think about. That’s partly because, in many ways, talking about life insurance is talking about our own mortality. And that makes most people a bit uncomfortable. However, making sure...
New York Employers Must Now Provide 3 Hours of Paid Voting Leave

New York Employers Must Now Provide 3 Hours of Paid Voting Leave

New Law Currently in Effect As a result of a new law, New York employers must provide 3 hours of paid voting leave to their employees for any election. Additionally, employees must notify their employers of their need for time off to vote at least 2 working days before Election Day. Previously, e...
Can Employees Decline FMLA Leave While Using Paid Time Off?

Can Employees Decline FMLA Leave While Using Paid Time Off?

By Lisa Nagele-Piazza, J.D., SHRM-SCP April 2, 2019 DOL opinion letter says no, but an appellate court ruled otherwise Once an employer knows that a leave of absence qualifies under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), it must designate it as such, even if the employee wants to first exhaust ...
Recent ACA Developments

Recent ACA Developments

Court Strikes Down Association Health Plan Rule DOL Rule Called ‘End-Run’ Around Affordable Care Act A federal judge has ruled that two parts of the Department of Labor (DOL) rule expanding employers’ ability to join in association health plans (AHPs) violate ERISA. AHPs are group health plans sp...