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Governor Cuomo Signs Bill Updating The New York State Human Rights Law
On Monday, Governor Cuomo signed into the law the last of four bills aimed at strengthening workplace protections for employees. In mid-July, the Governor signed pay equity
United States
15 Aug 2019
New York State Department Of Labor Releases Final Guidance Just Ahead Of October 9, 2018 Compliance Deadline
The wait is over. The New York State Department of Labor (DOL) just released its final guidance with respect to New York State's new anti-sexual harassment law.
United States
5 Oct 2018
New York State Department Of Labor Releases Draft Sexual Harassment Prevention Materials
The New York State Department of Labor, in consultation with the New York State Division of Human Rights, has released drafts of its model sexual harassment prevention policy, complaint form, and harassment prevention training program.
United States
30 Aug 2018
New York Says #MeToo To Stronger Sexual Harassment Protections: A Summary Of Action Items For Employers
In the wake of the #MeToo movement and the nationwide discourse over the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace, New York State and New York City have taken aggressive steps...
United States
1 May 2018
Spousal Jealousy Can Lead To A Viable Claim Of Unlawful Gender Discrimination
Recent cases in New York and Pennsylvania demonstrate that, at least in some jurisdictions and under some circumstances, a plaintiff can state a valid claim for unlawful gender discrimination ...
United States
30 Oct 2017
What Does The EEOC's Lawsuit Against Estee Lauder Mean For Parental Leave Policies?
This lawsuit has left many employers wondering whether such a policy is at risk of being unlawful. We do not think it is at this time.
United States
29 Sep 2017
Mintz March Madness Comes To An End
It's been a terrific run. A real Cinderella story. Who would have thought that a little blog out of the northeast region could make so much noise in the thought leadership world?!
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6 Apr 2017
March Sadness: How Not To Drop The Ball When A RIF Is On Your Schedule
No matter how long you've played the game, administering a Reduction-in-Force or RIF is never easy.
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4 Apr 2017
March Grabness: Lessons From The (Basketball) Court: Avoiding Personal Fouls, Violations And Time Outs In The Workplace
Harassment has long been an Achilles' heel of the workplace. Believe it or not, like the NCAA's tournament TV ratings, the number of harassment-related lawsuits has held rather steady since the 1990s!
United States
23 Mar 2017
Negligent Employers May Be Held Liable For A Non-Supervisory Employee's Discriminatory Actions Under "Cat's Paw" Theory Says Second Circuit
The Second Circuit recently adopted the "Cat's Paw" theory of liability in Title VII cases. This was hardly a surprise as other Circuit Courts had done the same after the United States Supreme Court endorsed Cat's Paw in a USERRA case.
United States
4 Jan 2017
California's Fair Pay Act Now Covers Race, Ethnicity, and Prior Compensation History
California's Fair Pay Act was already one of the broadest equal pay laws in the country. Governor Jerry Brown recently expanded it further by signing two laws...
United States
10 Nov 2016
New California Law Will Require Online Entertainment Database Sites To Remove Age-Based Information
California's governor has signed into law a bill aimed at discouraging discriminatory age hiring practices in the entertainment industry.
United States
3 Oct 2016
California Federal Court Reminds Employers That They Must Carefully Navigate Disability Accommodation Process
Thomsen v. Georgia-Pacific Corrugated, LLC involved a plaintiff who returned to work after shoulder surgery with a 30-pound lifting restriction.
United States
21 Jul 2016
Does An Employer Have To Accommodate A Nondisabled Employee Because Of Another's Disability? Yes, Says One California State Appellate Court
Last month, a California state appellate court issued a decision that, as the dissent characterized, went "where no one has gone before."
United States
19 May 2016
Clearly Defining The Essential Functions Of The Job Can Make Or Break An ADA Case
As a recent federal appellate decision confirmed, the Americans with Disabilities Act does not require employers to always accommodate a disabled employee.
United States
17 May 2016
NYC Ban On Caregiver Status Discrimination Is Now In Effect; Employers Must Think Carefully About Its Impact
The New York City Human Rights Law now prohibits discrimination based on an individual's actual or perceived status as a caregiver.
United States
11 May 2016
Bloomberg BNA: Managing Risks While Increasing Workplace Diversity
My colleague Tyrone Thomas, was quoted in a Bloomberg BNA article, in which he analyzes the threat of reverse racism claims arising from employer diversity efforts.
United States
18 Apr 2016
SHRM: Justices Question Whether EEOC Should Pay $4.7M In Attorney Fees
My colleague David Barmak, was quoted in a SHRM article entitled, Justices Question Whether EEOC Should Pay $4.7M in Attorney Fees.
United States
7 Apr 2016
New York Federal Court Judge Expresses Dismay Over NYC Human Rights Law Claim Legal Standard
Sometimes a judge says what many of us are already thinking. In Rivera v. Crowell & Moring L.L.P., Katherine B. Forrest was that judge.
United States
16 Mar 2016
Notice To California Employers: New Rules Dictate Precisely What Must Be In Handbooks Regarding Harassment, Discrimination, And Retaliation
Beginning April 1, 2016, new California regulations (§11023 specifically) will require all California employers with more than five employees to have written policies regarding harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.
United States
15 Mar 2016
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