On September 7, 2016, the New York Department of Labor issued final rules governing the use of payroll cards and direct deposit. These rules are generally viewed as more protective of employees and more restrictive than those of any other state.
President Barack Obama signed Executive Order (EO) 13706 on September 7, 2015, which requires certain federal contractors and subcontractors to offer paid sick leave to their workers.
On September 29, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a press release and related materials to make final the revised proposal to modify the annual EEO-1 report to include W-2 earnings and hours worked, by race, ethnicity, and gender. .
As previously announced, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) on May 18, 2016 released final regulations, published in the Federal Register on May 23, 2016, that modify certain provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)..