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On November 22, 2023, Governor Hochul signed into law the New York Freelance Isn’t Free Act, which mandates written contract, payment, record keeping, and anti-retaliation requirements on businesses that hire freelance workers. The Act is similar to New York City’s Freelance Isn’t Free law that was enacted in 2017, however, the State version is

On March 12, 2024, New York Labor Law Section 201-i becomes effective and prohibits employers from requesting or requiring that an applicant or employee disclose a username, password, or other means to access a personal account or service. This will effectively ban New York employers from demanding access to employee (or applicant) personal social media


As we remind our readers each year, as year-end approaches, business owners need to remain mindful of their year-end human resources compliance obligations and prepare for upcoming minimum wage increases.Minimum Wage IncreasesNew JerseyEffective January 1, 2024, the New Jersey minimum wage will increase as follows:

  • $15.13 per hour for most employers.
  • $13.73 per hour for

Attention, small and medium-sized businesses! The Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting Rule (BOI Rule) of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of the U.S. Treasury (FinCEN) takes effect in January 2024. The BOI Rule will bring significant changes to company transparency and reporting obligations. FinCEN has released a detailed FAQ about the new regulation. We have provided