N.Y. HERO Act – NYSDOL Publishes Airborne Infectious Disease Prevention Standards and Safety Policy Templates for Various Industries

What Is It? The New York Health and Essential Rights Act ("NY HERO Act"), enacted in May 2021, requires employers to establish new health and safety measures regarding airborne infectious diseases. The Act also gives the New York State Department of Labor ("NYSDOL") authority to develop minimum standards for employers to follow to help prevent Read More »

LEGAL ALERT: Prevailing Wage Increase for Highly Skilled Non-Immigrant and Immigrant Workers is Delayed

The Department of Labor ("DOL") delayed until November 2022 the effective date of the Trump Administration's rule titled "Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Immigrants and Non-Immigrants in the United States" (the "Prevailing Wage Rule" or "Rule") which significantly raised the minimum wage employers must pay to highly skilled H-1B, Read More »

FY2022 H-1B Online Registration Starts on March 9, 2021

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that employers may submit their cap-subject H-1B online registration forms beginning Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at noon Eastern Time and continuing through Thursday, March 25, 2021 at noon Eastern Time. Employers will need to register and pay an associated $10 fee for each H-1B electronic registration. USCIS will conduct a Read More »

NY Discrimination Law Expanded to Protect Employee’s Reproductive Health Decisions: Update to Employee Handbooks Required

New York has expanded its protection of employee rights to include an employee's (and their dependent's) right to make decisions concerning their reproductive health.  Specifically, the law prohibits an employer from taking any discriminatory or retaliatory action against an employee because the employee or an employee's dependent has made any health decision relating to their Read More »