By Stanley E. Bloch and Ryan P. Boylan

Seyfarth Synopsis: On December 22, 2023 the State of New York adopted the New York LLC Transparency Act (as amended to date, the “NY LLCTA”). The NY LLCTA in many respects follows the federal Corporate Transparency Act (together with any regulations promulgated thereunder, the “CTA”). However, one material

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By Rob Whitman, Elliot Fink, and Paxton Moore

Seyfarth Synopsis: New York’s highest court, settling a long-standing question dividing state and federal courts, has held that the New York State and City anti-discrimination statutes apply to non-residents who apply for jobs that would be based physically in the State or City.

In the opinion, the court

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By Lotus Cannon and Minh Vu

Seyfarth Synopsis: SDNY Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil dismisses with prejudice a website accessibility lawsuit with vague allegations about plaintiffs’ standing.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) has been a highly favored venue for serial plaintiffs bringing website accessibility lawsuits for years – at least in part because

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By Robert S. Whitman and Victoria Vitarelli

Seyfarth Synopsis: A legislative proposal by the Governor, and a new appellate court decision, may have significant ramifications for weekly pay litigation in New York state and federal courts.

For nearly five years, New York employers have been bedeviled by class action claims for violation of the New York Labor Law’s weekly-pay requirement

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By Nicolas A. Lussier and Nicholas H. De Baun

Seyfarth Synopsis: Effective November 26, 2023, a significant amendment to New York City’s Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) prohibits discrimination based on height and weight. This development aligns the city with a growing trend of jurisdictions, including Michigan and cities of Binghamton, New York; Madison, Wisconsin; and San Francisco, California, focusedon combating

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By Marcus MintzJeremy Cohen, and James Yu 

On November 30, 2023, Governor Kathy Hochul answered the long-awaited question of whether New York would join California, North Dakota, Oklahoma and, most recently Minnesota, as a state banning the use of non-compete agreements between employers and employees. While New York legislators passed a bill to do just that

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By Robert S. Whitman, Daniel I. Small, and Paxton Moore  

Seyfarth Synopsis: We recently reported here that New York adopted an increased salary threshold of $1,300 per week for determining whether an employee serves in an “executive,” “administrative,” or “professional” capacity for purposes of certain provisions of Article 6 of the New York Labor Law (“NYLL”). That

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By Grayson Moronta, Rob Whitman, and Daniel Small

Seyfarth Synopsis: Governor Kathy Hochul has signed a bill amending Section 590 of the New York Labor Law to require employers to provide employees, upon separation, with notice of their right to file for unemployment benefits with the New York Department of Labor (NYDOL). These changes will take effect on November

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By Adam R. YoungA. Scott HeckerDaniel I. SmallBenjamin D. Briggs, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: The COVID-19 pandemic and wildfire smoke shrouding the skies over the East Coast this summer have drawn more attention to indoor air quality, leading the New York City Council to propose indoor air quality resolutions. 

Indoor air

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By Ashley N. Ehman, Nicolas A. Lussier, Grayson Moronta, and Kimberly Altschul Straker

Please join us on Wednesday, Apr 18, 2023, for this webinar on Specific Employment Law Updates and Trends in New York and New Jersey. There will be discussion on the following recent trends and updates:

1.         Audit trends with respect to the New York

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