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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.
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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 ...
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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!
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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.
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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.
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31 Jan 2019
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" ...
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18 Oct 2018
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.
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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...
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20 Apr 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.
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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...
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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.
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11 Nov 2016
The EEOC Offers Some EEO-1 Relief
Fortunately, in response to opposition by the business community, the EEOC has backed off of this burdensome requirement by making important changes.
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11 Nov 2016
Employee's Failure To Cooperate With Internal Investigation — In The Face Of Potential Criminal Charges — Constitutes Cause For Termination
When government investigators come knocking, employers expect that their employees will cooperate with any ensuing internal investigation.
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9 Nov 2016
Discrimination's New Frontier: Transgender Individuals In The Workplace
In a growing trend in employment law across the country, regulatory agencies are engaging in efforts to eliminate transgender discrimination.
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26 May 2016
An Activist EEOC Seeks To Leave Its Mark
Seeking to capitalize on President Obama's final year in office, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the "EEOC") is proposing a new burden on employers and codifying its positions on discrimination and retaliation.
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26 May 2016
Positive Development For New Jersey Employers: Discrimination Plaintiff May Face Criminal Prosecution For Theft Of Employer's Confidential Documents
The New Jersey Supreme Court recently affirmed an employee's indictment for allegedly stealing confidential documents from her employer to support employment discrimination and retaliation claims.
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11 Dec 2015
Accommodating Religious Dress
On June 1, 2015, the United States Supreme Court handed down a decision clarifying the circumstances under which employees and prospective employees can establish religious discrimination...
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10 Dec 2015
Second Circuit Clarifies Pleading Standard In Title VII Cases
The plaintiff in Littlejohn v. City of New York, 795 F.3d 297 (2d Cir. 2015), an African-American woman, worked at the New York City Administration for Children's Services as the Director of its Equal Employment Opportunity Office.
United States
10 Dec 2015
New York's New Women's Equality Laws
On October 21, 2015, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a number of bills intended to advance women's equality in the workplace.
United States
9 Dec 2015
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