On January 17, 2024, New York Governor Kathy Hochul released the proposed Executive Budget for fiscal year 2025. The Budget includes appropriation bills and other legislation required to carry out budgetary recommendations for the coming fiscal year.  This includes a number of proposals that would impact New York employers and employees alike, outlined below.

***UPDATE: Governor Kathy Hochul signed the bill into law on December 21, 2022.  The law takes effect on September 17, 2023.***

The New York State Legislature has passed Senate Bill S9427, which will require employers with four or more employees to include in job postings – including those for promotion or transfer opportunities –

On January 25, 2022, the Illinois Department of Labor (“IDOL”) issued notices to 625 Illinois businesses to inform them that they have until May 25, 2022 to submit their Equal Pay Registration Certificate (“Certificate”) application as required under the amendments to the Illinois Equal Pay Act (“IEPA”).

Background

The IEPA was amended, effective June 25,

The Massachusetts Appeals Court, in a slip op opinion issued on January 20, 2021, decided that at-will employees can be terminated for submitting rebuttal letters pursuant to G.L.c. 149, §52C (“Section 52C”), and cannot avail themselves of the public policy exception to the general rule that an employee at will may be terminated without cause.

Proskauer partner Paul Salvatore will be participating in the NYU Labor Center Webinar: Re-Training America for the Future of Work. The webinar will take place virtually on Thursday, December 3rd from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT.

Leaders in government, academia and industry will explore policies needed to enhance the skills of workers to