In a new law just enacted in New York, and effective immediately, employers must now have all the familiar labor and employment law notices that currently must be posted in a conspicuous area of the workplace also available electronically. The notices may be on the employer’s website or portal or available by email. The number of notices that now must be posted and available electronically is large just considering the New York ones (see here), and the new law also encompasses federal notices (including labor, employment and other areas of law).
As noted, the law has already taken effect, and employers should notify employees as soon as possible where the notices are available electronically. The law does not address those employers that do not utilize websites, portals, or email much or at all. All employers should consult with their labor and employment counsel regarding compliance with this new law.