What NYC Employers Must Know About Sick Leave

CJC HR News, Legislative Updates

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has approved sweeping legislation which will extend the right to paid sick leave to 500,000 employees starting April 1, 2014. The law is one of the first of what is expected to be many reforms aimed at raising wages and benefits for more New Yorkers. “From Day One of this administration, we’ve made …

Ban on Credit Checks

New York City Bans “Unfair” Credit Checks by Employers

CJC HR News, Legislative Updates

Adding another concern to a long list of employer headaches, NYC has instituted a ban on using credit checks to screen applicants. The law, sponsored by Councilman Brad Lander, will take effect in 120 days. Advocates have pressed politicians on the credit check issue with concerns that it unfairly disqualifies law-abiding applicants from potential employment. However, with job placement having dropped 30% …