if there is a law trying to be passed to NOT penalize companies to pay employees for back pay/lawsuits dealing with nys labor law gratuities is there a way to keep up with those updates? What is the percentage the mayor might sign and pass that law and cancel lawsuits already pending?
I'm not aware of the proposed legislation. A change was enacted not too long ago, the New York Hospitality Wage Order. If what you are talking about is at the state level, it would need the Governor, not the Mayor, to pass it. You could probably find updates through the NY DOL website or sites like this: http://www.wageandhourlawupdate.com/tags/196d/
Likelihood of canceling lawsuits already pending = 0 in my opinion.
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I would suggest for running a google search that includes various legislative watch dogs and then setting up a "Google Alerts" system so that you receive real time notifications of stories pertaining to your area of interest. That is generally how I keep an eye on pending legislation.
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