For decades, employers have been required to physically post a number of state and federal notices in their workplace. In fact, employers were recently required to update their federal postings to include an updated EEOC “Know Your Rights” notice.
An amendment to the New York Labor Law (section 201) now requires that employers also provide digital versions of such notices through the employer’s website or email. Employers must notify their employees that the documents required for physical posting are also available electronically.
New York City and other local jurisdictions also have posting requirements. It would be best practice to include digital versions of these notices as well.
Employment law rules in New York change rapidly. Businesses should review their handbooks and postings regularly to ensure continued compliance.