August 19, 2019 News

CLIENT ALERT: Recent Developments in New York Employment Law

August 19, 2019 – The summer of 2019 has featured several important new developments in New York employment law.  In June, New York lawmakers passed two pieces of legislation that could have a significant impact on employers in the state. 

The first, New York State Senate Bill S2844B (the “Employee Wage Lien bill”), would allow employees asserting certain wage and hour violations to obtain liens on their current and former employers’ real and personal property regardless of whether those allegations have been proven as a matter of law. 

The second, New York State Assembly Bill A08421, signed into law by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on August 12, 2019, among other things, lessens the burden for employees to prove workplace discrimination.

The attached Client Alert provides an overview of the new legislation and its prospective impact on New York employers.

PDF of Client Alert:  CLIENT ALERT:  Recent Developments in New York Employment Law