5 New Laws You Should Know For 2023 In New York State
Today kicks off a new year across New York and with 2023 comes some new laws that you need to know about.
Nearly 200 new laws will go on the books this year but we wanted to focus on some of them that will have a bigger impact on you in 2023.
Here are 5 new laws that start in New York in 2023
Stopping Unwanted Robo Calls
New York passed a new law that will require telemarkets to first ask you if you want to be placed on their "Do Not Call" list at the beginning of any telemarketing call. The old law allowed Telemarketers to ask this question at any point of the call, but now in 2023, they need to ask it right after they introduced themselves. Lawmakers are hoping that this will help consumers be placed on the do not call lists that they want to be on.
There Is A New Minimum Wage For 2023
For the 7th straight year, the minimum wage will increase in New York State. As of today, the minimum wage is now $14.20 per hour. The minimum wage will continue to increase each year until it reaches $15 per hour outside the New York City area.
Breastfeeding Rights At Work
In 2023, every business in New York State will now be required to provide a private separate room for nursing mothers to breastfeed their babies or pump milk while on the job. Each employer must offer a room with water and electricity and have a written guide for breastfeeding at work.
Salary Transparency At Work
This year all employers in New York State who have four or more employees will now have to list the hourly or annual salary when they post a job. If they don't post the salary they must post a pay range with minimum and maximum pay.
More Time To Sign Up To Vote
Governor Kathy Hochul signed this law this past December and the new law gives people more time to register to vote in New York State. This year, people will have up to 10 days before an election to register in person or 15 days if they are registering by mail. The old law capped the time at 25 days to register before an election.
Again there are just some of the new laws that are now in place as of today in New York State.