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Employers must know New York’s laws

New York has some of the strictest and most comprehensive employment laws in the country. While the laws offer protections for employees, it can be difficult for employers to navigate all the rules and regulations. Coupled with federal law, New York businesses are forced to comply with a long list of standards.

Employers must know New York laws

New York has some of the strictest and most comprehensive employment laws in the country. While the laws offer protections for employees, it can be difficult for employers to navigate all the rules and regulations. Coupled with federal law, New York businesses are forced to comply with a long list of standards.

Looking for business-friendly noncompete laws? Try Idaho

Courts across the country have been siding with employees lately when it comes to non-compete clauses, and New York is no exception. In 2016, the New York State Attorney General said, "Unless an individual has highly unique skills or access to trade secrets, non-compete clauses have no place in a worker's employment contract."

What happens to workers when a ‘gig economy’ company folds?

Workers continue to enter the “gig economy” in large numbers. According to a 2016 report by the McKinsey Global Institute, up to 30 percent of workers in the United States and Europe take part in some form of independent work.

Wage and hour enforcement varies by location since election

Wage and hour enforcement across the country has become complicated since the presidential election. The Trump Administration has yet to appoint officials to oversee enforcement of regulations, including an administrator for the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division.

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