New NY Regulation Effective 05/07/2022 – Workplace Electronic Monitoring

By Paige McAllister, SPHR, SHRM-SCPVice President of Compliance, Affinity HR GroupPlease contact Paige McAllister at paige@affinityhrgroup.com if you have any questions or need assistance.​As of May 7, 2022, all employers in the state of New York must notify employees of certain workplace electronic monitoring. Employers must post a notice in a conspicuous place such as where federal and state employment law posters are kept. Employers must also provide this notice to new employees who are hired as of May 7, 2022 and have them sign to acknowledge receipt. This can be done in paper or electronic format. At this time, acknowledgements are not needed from current employees…

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HR December 2021 Q&A – Year-End Bonuses

​Q: Our employees have worked really hard this year and we wanted to acknowledge it with a year-end bonus? Would this create any issues for us if we do not do it again?A:  It's wonderful that you are acknowledging the role your employees played in this year's success - we love to hear it! You can always make a one-time decision based on current circumstances. We recommend explaining that to your employees up front so they do not have the expectation of receiving this bonus each year going forward.  As a one-time occurrence, this bonus should be able to be classified as a discretionary bonus, meaning there is no expectation…

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