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Staffing Agencies Barred from Charging Permanent Hire Fees Under New Law

Legislation enacted as part of the SFY 2023-24 budget imposed registration, reporting, and minimum standards requirements on temporary health care staffing agencies, including a prohibition on employment fees or liquidated damages when a temporary worker is converted to a permanent hire.

October 31, 2023
Tags: Workforce Issues and Regulations

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Discrimination Based on Refusal to Attend Political or Religious Meeting Prohibited By New Law

Amendments to  State Labor Law section 201-d prohibiting discrimination against employees who refuse to attend political or religious meetings took effect on Sept. 6, 2023.  The amendments also require employers to post a sign informing employees of their rights under the various anti-discrimination provisions of section 201-d. 

October 10, 2023
Tags: Workforce Issues and Regulations

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Governor Announces New State Efforts to Address Migrant Crisis, Connecting Asylum Seekers with Potential Employers

In response to the recent announcement by the White House regarding Temporary Protected Status for certain individuals from Venezuela, Governor Hochul has unveiled new state initiatives aimed at addressing the asylum seeker and migrant crisis, including an employer portal.

September 26, 2023
Tags: Workforce Issues and Regulations

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DOH Posts Guidance Requiring Registration and Reporting by Staffing Agencies

The guidance implements new requirements passed in the 2023-24 State Budget.

September 26, 2023
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OSHA Rule Expands Illness and Injury Reporting in 2024

Certain "high-hazard" employers will be required to report injury and illness information to OSHA beginning in January 2024.

August 1, 2023
Tags: Workforce

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NYS Salary Disclosure Law Takes Effect Sept. 17th

The law, which was enacted in 2022, requires covered employers to disclose salary ranges in job advertisements, promotions, or transfer opportunities.

August 1, 2023
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Governor Extends Workforce Emergency to May 22nd

This may be the last extension of the workforce emergency. Providers should begin to prepare for the elimination of flexibilities that allow some out-of-state professionals and recent nursing school graduates to practice in NY and that allow non-licensed individuals to perform certain clinical tasks.

April 25, 2023
Tags: Workforce Issues and Regulations, COVID-19

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State Issues Updated Resources for Employers to Implement Sexual Harassment Policies

The resources are intended to assist employers to comply with state laws protecting employees from sexual harassment in the workplace. Resources include a Sexual Harassment Model Policy, model forms, FAQs, training materials, and an interactive training video.

April 25, 2023
Tags: Workforce Issues and Regulations

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President Biden Issues Executive Order on Increasing Access to High-Quality Care and Supporting Caregivers

EO is met with some concern from various providers.

April 25, 2023
Tags: Workforce Issues and Regulations

Laws and Regulations

Amendments to Nurse Overtime Law Modify Penalties and Delay Effective Dates

As announced when the original bill was signed into law in December, both houses of the Legislature passed amendments to modify penalty provisions for mandatory nurse overtime and require reporting in the event that an exception is used to mandate overtime. The amendments are expected to be signed into law. New penalties will take effect June 28, 2023.

January 31, 2023
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