New York Notices (Posting) laws & HR compliance analysis

New York Notices (Posting): What you need to know

New York requires that employers post several notices in the workplace informing employees of their rights and obligations under various employment laws. The notices must be placed conspicuously and in enough places to be seen easily by employees as they enter or exit the workplace and, in some cases, where they can be seen by applicants for employment as well.
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Copies of the posters may be downloaded at https://www.labor.ny.gov. This website also provides contact information for the various agencies.
Caution: The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) has issued an opinion letter stating that employers must post notices at all work locations when they have employees at numerous worksites. One posting at the employer's central location is insufficient. The NYSDOL also stated that a poster informing employees of the location of a binder containing all workplace posters would not be acceptable. An earlier opinion letter rejected the electronic posting of workplace notices (NYS DOL Op. Letter No. RO-10-0118 (Feb. 3, 2011)). Thus, employers must be sure to post all required notices at each location where employees work.
Employment laws in general. Employers must post abstracts of any provisions of laws, rules, and orders affecting employees. These may be requested from the NYSDOL. Employers must also post or otherwise convey in writing to employees the employer's policies on sick leave, vacation, personal leave, holidays, and hours (NY Labor Law Sec. 201, Sec. 195(5)).
Blood donation leave. The NYSDOL has issued guidelines stating that employers must notify employees of their right to take blood donation leave. The notification must be done so that employees will see it. Employers ...

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