The Nuances (Old and New) of New York Labor and Employment Laws (November 2009)

October 7, 2009

BS&K's Statewide Labor and Employment Law, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, and Immigration Law Practice is pleased to continue its on-going program of providing Senior Executives, General Counsel, and HR Professionals with timely insight and information concerning the ever-shifting landscape in the employment environment. The topics will offer a thorough review of major areas that concern and currently affect the workplace.

HRCI Recertification Credit
This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute.

Please note time difference between Downstate and Upstate locations.

Garden City / New York City

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

All Other Cities

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Program Description
There are many aspects of New York State labor and employment law (old and new) that are unique, not readily discernible, and often counterintuitive. At this breakfast briefing, we will shine the light on these many nuances and review successful employer options for compliance. The areas to be covered include:

1. New Statutes (2008-2009)
- Criminal Conviction Issues
- Base Rate and Overtime Notification
- Commission Sales Requirements
- Human Rights Law Changes (domestic violence protection and enhanced monetary remedies)

2. Special Notice and Other Requirements for Policies and Handbooks
- Vacation
- Sick and Personal Leave
- Wages
- Discipline
- Employment Application

3. New York EEO Law
- State Division of Human Rights Law (coverage, aider and abettor, individual liability)
- New York City Human Rights Law
-- Coverage
-- Special harassment issues
-- Differences from state and federal law