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New York Passes Law to Project Workers’ Right to Lawful Absences  

New York employers will not be allowed to retaliate against their employees who are lawfully absent from work under a new law taking effect February 19. So reports JD Supra.

statue ge92a1bdb2 640“Under the new law, employers cannot deduct time or assess points against an employee’s time-bank, which in turn could subject the employee to disciplinary action, as a means of penalizing the employee for using their legally allotted time-off,” Christopher Feudo and Garrick Josephs of Foley Hoag law firm write for JD Supra.

“Additionally, employers cannot discharge, threaten, penalize, discriminate or retaliate against an employee, for making a complaint that the employer engaged in the aforementioned prohibited conduct,” they note.

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