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February Employee Benefits Tips and Guidance from NYSTIA Member Brown & Brown

Feb 22, 2023

In their Employee Benefits February Newsletter, NYSTIA Member Brown & Brown Inc. provided important guidance on a number of issues, most notably:

New Laws Expand Pregnancy and Nursing Accomodations

Two new laws that were included in the federal Omnibus Appropriations Bill, enacted on Dec. 29, 2022, expand workplace rights for employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth or related conditions starting in 2023.

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Warehouse Worker Protection Act

Gov. Kathy Hochul signed the Warehouse Worker Protection Act (WWPA) into law late last year. This new legislation aims to protect warehouse distribution workers from undisclosed or unlawful work speed quotas and includes protections for workers who fail to meet these quotas. The law took effect Feb. 19, 2023.

The WWPA requires covered employers to provide a written description of quotas to which employees are subject and states that employees shall not be required to meet quotas that prevent compliance with meal or rest periods, or use of bathroom facilities, including reasonable travel time to and from bathroom facilities. A “covered employer” is anyone who employs 100 or more employees at a single warehouse distribution center or 500 or more employees at one or more warehouse distribution centers.

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Foley and Foley

In 2022, Brown & Brown partnered with the Foley & Foley Law Firm to provide access to legal advice at no cost to our clients. Foley & Foley focuses on employer/employee relationship and will assist if an employer runs into a difficult employee situation. Foley and Foley will provide:

  • Virtual In-House Employment Counsel Level of Protection – At No Cost
  • Direct and Immediate Access to a Team of Employment Lawyers
  • Fully Indemnified and Caveat-Free Legal Opinions
  • No Cap on Utilization
  • Attorney-Client Privileged and Protected Advice and Counsel Covering the

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NYSTIA member Mike Mastroleo is happy to connect with anyone who has questions or may need guidance with Employee Benefits.

Contact Mike with your needs or questions:

Contact Mike with your needs or questions:

Mike Mastroleo
Employee Benefits Consultant
Office: 315 671 8882 Cell: 315 430 2147

Brown & Brown partners with most small & large size companies.