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On April 23, 2024, the federal agencies issued two significant final rules that will affect many businesses. The first of these rules was issued by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), and significantly increases the salary level requirement for overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Federal Trade

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