New York State has seen the passage of numerous pieces of legislation demonstrating a more active role of the government in the workplace. This book provides a brief and succinct overview of the statutory requirements facing employers under New York State law. Where appropriate, certain references are made to Federal law. Discussion includes topics such as New York State and Federal posting requirements, New York State and Federal Discrimination Laws and New York State Worker Protection Laws (including the new Notice of Pay Rate and Payday for New Hires, laws governing Minors, certain requirements for written employment agreements, the New York WARN Act, and wage payment laws). In addition, the reader will find discussion on New York State employee privacy laws, employee benefits laws (including New York's Mini COBRA law and mandatory notice requirements), and time off, absence and leave laws.