Last month, Governor Hochul signed into law an amendment to Section 201 of the New York Labor Law, which mandates that employers electronically post certain workplace notices.
Previously, employers have been required to post various laws and orders in “conspicuous” locations in the worksites. Now, employers must also have digital versions of these documents made available through their website or by email. Additionally, employers must provide notice to their employees that such documents required for physical posting are also available electronically.
These requirements apply to all postings mandated by federal and state law, including but are not limited to discrimination, unemployment, wage and hour, and health and safety notices.
The new amendments took effect immediately on the governor’s signature on Dec. 16, 2022.
Employers should act immediately to ensure that they have all required physical postings in the workplace, and that all postings are available electronically. Any employer found to be in violation of the amended law subjects themselves to financial penalties. –BSK