New York State Paid Sick Leave Law

As we previously reported, New York State passed the New York State Sick Leave Law (“NYSSL”), which went into effect on September 30, 2020.  While some New York localities, such as New York City and Westchester County, have their own sick leave laws, the NYSSL will apply

Earlier this month, in Yu v. Hasaki Restaurant Inc., the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that settlements of Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) lawsuits reached through the “offer of judgment” procedure under Rule 68 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure do not require judicial approval.  The court’s decision resolved a significant open

On September 24, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its long-awaited final rule that will increase the minimum salary threshold that is required to be paid to employees who otherwise meet the “white collar” exemptions. The new rule is effective January 1, 2020 and will require employees be paid $684/week (equating to

Earlier this month New Jersey enacted the comprehensive Anti-Wage Theft Law (the “Act”), which amends certain critical provisions in New Jersey’s existing Wage Payment Law, the Wage Collection Law, and the Wage and Hour Law (the “Wage Laws”). The Act expands the scope of liability for employers by increasing the damages that are obtainable to