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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Proposed Ban The Box Regulations Would Impose Additional Burdens On Employers
The proposed rules largely mirror the FCA's Legal Enforcement Guidelines that we summarized in our last issue of the Employment Law Update, but place additional burdens on employers.
United States
26 May 2016
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Employers Beware: Settlement Of FLSA Claims Requires Approval Of A Court Or The Department Of Labor
Before the Second Circuit's recent ruling in Cheeks v. Freeport Pancake House Inc., 796 F.3d 199 (2015), it was unclear whether a privately-negotiated general release could be effective with respect to wage and hour claims...
United States
26 May 2016
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Employers Can't Outsource Their Joint Employer Liability
In mid-March, the Second Circuit issued a summary order vacating the summary judgment dismissal of claims brought by security guards who were contracted via a separate, now-defunct entity, to work at AT&T stores.
United States
26 May 2016
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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.
United States
26 May 2016
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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...
United States
10 Dec 2015
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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
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When Is An Unpaid Intern An Employee? Second Circuit Provides Clarity
The extent to which the intern and employer clearly understand that there is no expectation of compensation.
United States
9 Dec 2015
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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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New Legislation Limits NYC Employers' Use Of Credit And Criminal History
The New York City Council recently passed two pieces of legislation that will change the way many employers conduct and use background checks with respect to applicants and employees.
United States
8 Dec 2015
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