Month: November 2010

NEW YORK’S NEW BEREAVEMENT AND FUNERAL LEAVE FOR SAME-SEX PARTNERS

          New York State law does not require employers to allow employees to take time off for bereavement leave. However, under New York’s new funeral and bereavement law, which went into effect on October 29, 2010, when a company does allow employees to take time off for the death of a spouse, or for the …

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THE NEW YORK STATE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY FAIR PLAY ACT

          The New York State Construction Industry Fair Play Act (CIFPA) was signed by Governor Paterson in late August and became effective on October 26, 2010. Under this new law, a construction worker is presumed to be an employee, as opposed to an independent contractor, unless they meet the following three criteria:                (1) the …

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