Legislative Updates

New Regulations Added to the “Freelance Isn’t Free Act”

August 25, 2017 Ali Law Group PC Legislative Updates, New York City, Independent Contractors

Effective July 24, 2017, additional regulations were added to NYC’s “Freelance Isn’t Free Act”. These new regulations serve to clarify...Continue Reading →

Answers to Complex I-9 Issues in an Era of Increasing Immigration Enforcement

July 24, 2017 Ali Law Group PC Legislative Updates, Federal, Pre-hire and Hiring

A major immigration reform issue requiring employers’ attention is I-9 compliance. Shortly after the inauguration, President Trump directed all executive...Continue Reading →

Legislators and The Trump Administration Are United in Their Aim To Broaden the Use of Apprenticeship Programs in America

June 22, 2017 Ali Law Group PC Legislative Updates, Federal

With college costs on the rise and job growth in decline, the legislative and executive branches appear to be united...Continue Reading →

Maximum Employee Contribution Rate Announced for New York’s Paid Family Leave

June 5, 2017 Ali Law Group PC Legislative Updates, New York

On June 1, 2017, the New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) announced the maximum employee contribution rate and...Continue Reading →

House Narrowly Passes Bill To Repeal and Replace ACA

May 18, 2017 Ali Law Group PC Legislative Updates, Federal

On May 4, 2017, President Trump’s 105th day in office, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care...Continue Reading →

New York State Appellate Court Says 24-Hour Non-Residential Home Care Workers Must Be Paid for All 24 Hours, Including Meal and Sleep Periods

May 2, 2017 Ali Law Group PC Legislative Updates, New York

On April 11, 2017, in an unprecedented state appellate court decision, the First Department, Appellate Division of the NYS Supreme...Continue Reading →

New York Considers Banning Inquiries about Salary History of Job Applicants

March 31, 2017 Ali Law Group PC Legislative Updates, New York, New York City, Discrimination in Hiring (Title VII) Following its fairly recent enactment of laws restricting the use of criminal background and credit checks, New York City has...Continue Reading →

Work Flexibility Legislation Proposed in NYC

March 21, 2017 Ali Law Group PC Legislative Updates, New York City, Accommodation On March 3, 2017, the New York City Council's Committee on Civil Service and Labor (the "Committee") conducted a hearing...Continue Reading →

Predictable Scheduling Laws Are Trending—Is New York City Next?

March 21, 2017 Ali Law Group PC Legislative Updates, New York City Unpredictable work-scheduling practices in the restaurant and retail industries have caused several cities across the country to pass legislation providing...Continue Reading →

DOL Overtime Rule Faces Uncertain Future

February 28, 2017 Ali Law Group PC Legislative Updates, Federal, Wage and Hour On November 22, 2016, a federal judge granted a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) overtime...Continue Reading →

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