The labor laws within the United States can get a bit confusing. There are federal laws, defined by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Fair Labor
If you live in New York City or are a frequent visitor, you might have seen the We Fight for Every Worker in NYC campaign.
The primary purpose of the New York Labor Law is to manage the relationship between workers and employees. Essentially, they define the duties and rights
The New Year brought some welcome change for New Yorkers with continuing increases to the minimum wage plus new paid leave benefits for caregivers who need time off to help loved ones.
New York’s labor laws provide employees with numerous basic workplace protections, including minimum wage
Under the New York Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, individuals are considered domestic workers if they work in another person’s home to care for children or an elderly person, to keep house (cooking and/or cleaning) or perform any other domestic jobs, such as gardening or making repairs.
Recent legislation introduced in Congress could accelerate the decline of unions across the United States. H.R. 785, a bill introduced by Reps. Steve King (R-Iowa)
In September 2016, the New York Department of Labor (NYDOL) published a new rule outlining requirements for using direct deposit consent forms and payment via payroll debit card.
In 2016, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law which applies in all states, and sets the floor for regulations concerning wages, overtime, and hourly work. The FLSA allows individual states to pass laws that go further than the federal law, extending the law more generously in favor of employees.
If you are an undocumented worker, you face a number of challenges in the workplace that documented laborers and U.S. citizens do not experience.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) protects you against unfair practices by your employer, including improper payment of wages, overtime pay and tips. However, you can only enforce your rights if you comply with the time limits placed on filing lawsuits under the FLSA, which is known as the “statute of limitations.”