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Legal Obligations To Your Employees Come Early and Often: Understanding When...

The list of laws and regulations hospitality employers must comply with keeps getting longer and more onerous with each passing year. As a result, New York restaurants and bars are very used to being told what to do, and how to do it, as it concerns their operations.

New York State Launches New Hotline for Complaints of Workplace Sexual...

Last month, New York Governor Hochul announced the launch of a state-wide, toll-free, confidential hotline for complaints of workplace sexual harassment. The hotline was implemented pursuant to an amendment earlier this year of the New York State Human Rights Law, N.Y. Exec. Law...

NY Legislation Presents Obstacles to Trade Associations Providing Large Employer Group...

An area of interest to trade associations in recent years has been group health coverage for members’ employees and their dependents. The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”) in 2010 has helped stimulate interest in this area. However, existing legislation limits the...

Frequency of Pay Issues for “Manual Workers” Continue to Present Significant...

New York Labor Law (“NYLL”) Section 191 mandates that employers must pay “manual workers” on a weekly basis within seven calendar days of the week during which the wages are earned. If manual workers are not paid on this weekly basis, employees have a private right of action...

Bringing Website Accessibility Claims: Federal Court Decision Establishes Heightened Burden for...

Last year there was an explosion of over 2,000 website disability accessibility lawsuits filed in New York federal courts, which sounded the alarm for many New York employers. These lawsuits allege that businesses’ websites violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), which prohibits...

New York City Passes Legislation Providing Delivery App Workers With Legal...

The food delivery business has served as a lifeline for many restaurants throughout the pandemic as government mandated closures restricted on-premises dining. If it was not clear before, it is clear now that delivery workers play an increasingly important role in a restaurant’s operations...

New Changes to New York State and New York City Labor...

New York employers in the hospitality industry are no strangers to the constant proliferation of labor laws they must keep up with in order to avoid substantial penalties and expensive lawsuits. Now, just as the hustle to comply with COVID-related labor laws calms down, employers should be aware...

Website Accessibility Claims Still Accessible for Disabled Plaintiffs

With the new year officially underway, hospitality employers should be aware that website accessibility lawsuits still loom large. The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) prohibits discrimination against disabled members of the public in the “full and equal enjoyment” of the goods and services...