On February 27, 2014, the chair of the state Senate Labor Committee proposed a bill that would withhold payments by the state to vendors that are delinquent in their unemployment insurance contributions. The bill was introduced in response to a recent audit finding that the state’s vendors owe at least $36.7 million in unemployment insurance contributions as of last June.
A bill (A2885) that would give greater flexibility to corporations in granting equity awards to employees passed the Senate on June 25, 2009. The bill has now passed both the Senate and the Assembly, and it is awaiting action by the Governor. If approved, the bill would allow boards of directors to pass resolutions to
On April 15, 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio expanded protection under the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) to include unpaid interns. The amendment effectively overturns the U.S. Southern District of New York’s October 2013 decision in Wang v. Phoenix Satellite Television US, Inc., which was previously discussed on the Ogletree Deakins blog.
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