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That's Final: Department Of Labor Issues Final Rule Increasing Salary Thresholds For Exempt Employees, Including Highly Compensated Employees
On Sept. 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) unveiled its final rule to update the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) overtime exemptions for executive,...
United States
4 Oct 2019
Significant Amendments To NYS Anti-Discrimination And Anti-Harassment Laws Go Into Effect
As the New York State Legislature neared the end of the 2019 session in June, it passed several bills amending the state's laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment. We addressed the major provisions of these new bills in our previous alert.
United States
20 Aug 2019
New York State Adopts Additional Laws To Combat Discrimination And Harassment
The New York State Legislature passed several bills at the end of its 2019 session which, yet again, will impact New York employers.
United States
26 Jul 2019
NYC Commission On Human Rights Issues New Guidance Regarding Discrimination Based On Hair And Hairstyles
The NYC Commission on Human Rights (Commission) recently released new legal enforcement guidance (guidance) that prohibits employers from punishing ...
United States
19 Mar 2019
A Year In Review: A Recap Of 2018 Changes To Employment Laws Affecting New York Employers
How do you measure a year in labor and employment law? Likely not in daylights or sunsets, midnights, or cups of coffee — but rather in legislation!
United States
5 Mar 2019
City Protections Expand While State Law Plays Catch-Up: New Employee Protections For Gender Identity And Expression And Sexual And Reproductive Health Decisions
New York legislators have hit the ground running in 2019, enacting new legislation expanding employee protections at both state and city levels.
United States
19 Feb 2019
New Year, New Employee Handbook! Is Your Employee Handbook Up To Date?
Now that the Times Square glitter has settled, it's time to get started on tackling those New Year's resolutions.
United States
31 Jan 2019
Changes To New York City Lactation Room Laws Place Additional Obligations On Employers
New York City has adopted two new laws, Int. No. 879-A and Int. No. 905-A, that place additional obligations on employers to accommodate employees who choose to express milk in the workplace.
United States
29 Nov 2018
Yet Again, New York City Amends Earned Safe And Sick Time Rules And FAQs
Employers may recall our previous alert that highlighted amendments to the NYC Earned Safe and Sick Time Act, which went into effect on May 5, 2018.
United States
24 Oct 2018
New Requirements For Memorializing The Interactive Process Under The NYCHRL: Engaging In A Cooperative Dialogue
This week, on Oct. 15, an amendment to the New York City Administrative Code went into effect requiring employers covered by the New York City Human Rights Law to engage in a good faith "cooperative dialogue" ...
United States
18 Oct 2018
Better Safe Than Sorry: Employers Rush To Comply With New York City's Amended Earned Safe And Sick Time Act
On May 5, 2018, New York City's amended Earned Safe and Sick Time Act became effective, commencing the countdown for employers to comply with the law's new requirements.
United States
23 May 2018
Supreme Court Rules That Dodd-Frank's Anti-Retaliation Provision Does Not Protect Internal Whistleblowers
The United States Supreme Court decided in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers (Feb. 21, 2018) that the anti-retaliation provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) applies only to individuals who have reported a violation of the securities law to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and not to those who raise concerns only to their employers internally. The Court's decision resolved an important conflict in the federal Courts of Appeals.
United States
28 Feb 2018
Can You Hear Me Now? No-Recording Policies Violate The NLRA
On June 1, 2017, the Second Circuit empowered employees with smartphones by affirming the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB's) recent decision that no-recording policies violate...
United States
20 Jul 2017
New York City Firms Face Restrictions On Compensation Questions During Hiring
A new New York City law will significantly affect the hiring practices of companies, including financial firms, operating within the city.
United States
6 Jun 2017
New York City Passes Legislation Banning Salary History Inquiries During Interview Process
On April 5, 2017, the New York City Council approved a bill prohibiting private employers from inquiring into an applicant's current or previous salary with another employer...
United States
20 Apr 2017
New York State Substantially Increases Salary Thresholds For Exempt Employees
In the waning hours of 2016, new regulations went into effect that substantially increase the minimum salary an employee must have in order to be classified as exempt from the overtime provisions...
United States
6 Jan 2017
Spotlight On Harassment Prevention: EEOC Issues New Report
The EEOC recently released a lengthy report based on the findings of a task force commissioned to conduct an in-depth study of workplace harassment.
United States
14 Nov 2016
NYC Passes Revised Sick Leave Rules - And This Time You Won't Need A Pain Reliever
Previously, the rules provided that an employer could set fix minimum increments of use at four hours or fewer.
United States
14 Nov 2016
NYC Issues Guidance Providing Expansive Rights To Pregnant Individuals And New Mothers In The Workplace
On May 6, 2016, the New York City Commission on Human Rights announced enforcement guidance on the New York City Pregnant Workers Fairness Act to help pregnant individuals and new mothers...
United States
11 Nov 2016
Fifth Circuit Increases Burden On Employers And Opens The Door To Monetary Damages In Pattern And Practice Cases
The EEOC has set as a goal that by 2018, 22-24% of its active litigations will involve claims of systemic discrimination.
United States
11 Nov 2016
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