Workplace Contracts & Agreements

Most employers want to do the right thing, but they don't know how. The lawyers at Berke-Weiss Law PLLC work closely with businesses of all sizes to remain in compliance with the myriad of statutes governing the employment relationship. 

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Handbook Review and Preparation

We have prepared numerous employee handbooks and employment policies on various subjects, including sexual harassment prevention, social media response, reasonable accommodation provisions for disabled employees, and employee time-keeping administration. We advise our clients to ensure that employees are properly classified and paid, avoiding future liability.

Workplace Policies

It’s important to have workplace policies in place so you remain compliant and your employees understand their obligations. Our employment lawyers advise clients on the need to develop workplace policies, effectively communicate about and update those policies based on new developments in New York and federal law.

Contracts Review and Drafting

Making an offer of employment or looking to hire contractors? If your business needs their current contracts reviewed, or written from scratch, our attorneys work directly with you to understand your goals and ensure agreements are compliant.

Consultations

Have questions about New York employment laws? Not sure how to classify a new employee? Want to better understand your obligations surrounding reasonable accommodations, family leave, or pay structure? Call us to set up a consultation to discuss your specific needs.

Resources from our Blog

Long COVID Leads to Lasting Effects on New York Workers, State, Study Finds

January 24, 2023
85% of workers' compensation funds from NYSIF have been paid to people with long COVID demonstrating that people are leaving the work force due to long COVID.

NYC Ban on Automated Employment Decision Tools Revised

January 23, 2023
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NYC revises ban on the use of AI for employment decisions.

International Survey Reveals Approximately One in Five People Experience Workplace Harassment and Violence

January 20, 2023
A recent ILO-Lloyd’s Register Foundation Gallup survey reported that approximately 23% of people—more than 1 in 5—have experienced one or more of three forms of violence/harassment in the workplace: physical, psychological and sexual.

Federal Trade Commission Proposes Ban on Non-Compete Clauses in an Effort to Protect Employees

January 19, 2023
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The FTC is proposing a ban on non-complete clauses in the United States.

New Study Shows Paid Parental Leave Has Mental Health Benefits

January 17, 2023
A new meta study published in The Lancet finds that parental leave, especially paid leave, has numerous benefits, both for parental health and economic health, and leave is especially beneficial for mothers.

New Study of Employees With Long COVID Demonstrates Need for More Workplace Accommodations

January 12, 2023
Since the beginning of the pandemic “long COVID” remains a new and poorly understood condition both for medical experts and people suffering from the condition. For workers, this has had a significant impact on their ability to remain productive at work.

In A Big Win for Pregnant Workers, Senate Passes PWFA and PUMP

January 4, 2023
With bipartisan support, the United States Senate passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act in December.

New York State Salary Transparency Bill Signed by Governor Hochul

December 21, 2022
The newly signed Salary Transparency Act will go into effect statewide in September 2023.

Laurie Berke-Weiss on Salary Transparency for The Org

December 12, 2022
Attorney Laurie Berke-Weiss on NYC Salary Transparency Law.

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