Client Memos

  KEEPING YOU INFORMED… Valentine’s Day has the unique ability to kindle, or rekindle, social/romantic connections among coworkers. In fact, chances are that at least two employees in your workforce have plans to celebrate this Valentine’s Day together. The following are a few best practices for handling...

  KEEPING YOU INFORMED… We are writing to advise you that, effective May 1, 2020, employers must use the new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (version 10/21/2019) issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Employers may start using the new version now and can only use...

  KEEPING YOU INFORMED… 1.      THE SECURE ACTOn December 20, 2019, President Trump signed into law the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (the “SECURE Act”).  This legislation makes important changes to the rules governing retirement savings and retirement plans.The...

  KEEPING YOU INFORMED… As we advised you in our November 20, 2019 client memo (copy attached), Labor Law § 203-e was recently adopted. It prohibits employers from engaging in discriminatory or retaliatory personnel actions against an employee because of the employee’s or the employee’s dependent’s reproductive...

  KEEPING YOU INFORMED… In connection with Veterans Day, the New York State Legislature passed, and the Governor signed into law, two new laws that afford greater protections to military and naval veterans. We are writing to advise you about these new laws, as well as another...

  KEEPING YOU INFORMED… October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month and last month was National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. With these important causes in mind, we are writing to remind you of your obligations with respect to providing employees with paid leave for cancer screenings.New York Civil...

  KEEPING YOU INFORMED… We are writing to inform you of recent amendments to the Education Law shortening the probationary period for certain administrators. The law for administrators now more closely aligns with that governing the probationary period for teachers.The standard probationary period for teachers and administrators...