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New Hairstyle Protections In California And New York Mean Employers Should Review Dress And Grooming Policies
Following New York City, California and New York have become the first two states to protect employees from discrimination based on natural hair and hairstyles traditionally associated with a particular race.
United States
23 Aug 2019
Pumping Up Protections: New York City Employers Must Comply With Strict New Lactation Room Laws
On November 17, 2018, the New York City Council amended the New York City Human Rights Law with Local Laws 185 and 186, which mandate that New York City employers meet certain lactation room standards and...
United States
11 Feb 2019
NLRB Re-Examines Individual Concerted Action Rule And Returns To Recently Abandoned Definition Of Protected Concerted Activity
The NLRB has upended another Obama-era reversal of established precedent by returning to principles first enunciated by the NLRB in the 1980s relating to the distinction between protected group...
United States
25 Jan 2019
New Bill Seeks To Prohibit All New York Employers From Inquiring Into Applicant Salary History
On January 11, 2019, a bill proposing a statewide salary history inquiry ban, applicable to private and public employers, was introduced in the New York State Assembly.
United States
25 Jan 2019
Major NLRB Decisions Affect All Employers
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel memorandum issued on December 1, 2017, previewed Obama Board decisions likely to be overturned in the future.
United States
10 Jan 2018
United States
3 Nov 2016
New York City Amends Paid Sick Leave Law To Encompass Employers Of Five Or More
The NYC Council passed an amendment to the Earned Sick Time Act requiring all employers with five or more NYC employees to provide five paid sick days.
United States
18 Mar 2014
Department Of Labor Extends Flsa Minimum Wage And Overtime Protections To Direct Care Workers
On September 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule extending the Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage and overtime protections to direct care workers.
United States
3 Oct 2013
New York DOL Releases Proposed Wage Deduction Regulations
Employers should take comfort that the DOL has provided guidance on how to make deductions for salary advances and overpayments, which have been legal since November.
United States
4 Jun 2013
DOL Issues Final FMLA Regulations
On February 5, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its Final Rule implementing important expansions of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) relating to the military leave provisions and the eligibility for and calculation of FMLA for certain airline personnel.
United States
4 Mar 2013
Attention New York Employers: Pay Rate Notices Due By February 1, 2013
The New York State Wage Theft Prevention Act ("the Act") requires all New York employers to provide all employees by February 1, 2013, a written notice containing specific information about the employee's wages.
United States
30 Jan 2013
NLRB Decisions Continue to Proscribe Social Media and Other Policies If They Could Arguably Be Construed to Limit Protected Concerted Activity
Employers that have or are considering instituting social media or civility policies may want to pay attention to two National Labor Relations Board (NLRB; the Board) decisions issued in September 2012.
United States
23 Oct 2012
Two NLRB Rules Effective April 30 Affect Most Private-Sector Employers
On April 30, 2012, two National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rules will come into effect that, like the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) generally, will affect all employers engaged in interstate commerce and not part of the rail or air transportation systems.
United States
20 Apr 2012
New York City's Recently Enacted "Workplace Religious Freedom Act" Expands Employers' Obligations To Accommodate Employees' And Applicants' Religious Practices Under NYC Human Rights Law
On August 31, 2011, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed into law Local Law Int. No. 632, known as "The Workplace Religious Freedom Act," that is likely to make it more challenging for New York City employers to decline to accommodate their employees' and applicants' religious practices.
United States
28 Oct 2011
NLRB Postpones Implementation Date For New Notice-Posting Rule
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the "Board") announced in a press release on October 5, 2011, that it has postponed the implementation date for its new notice-posting rule by more than two months.
United States
18 Oct 2011
NLRB Issues Final Rule Requiring All Employers Subject To National Labor Relations Act To Post Notice Of Employee Rights To Engage In Union Activity
On August 22, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a Final Rule that all employers subject to the National Labor Relations Act (generally, employers engaged in interstate commerce and not part of the rail or air transportation systems) will be required to post a notice by November 14, 2011, informing their employees of their right to engage in union and other concerted activity.
United States
20 Sep 2011
EEOC Issues Final Regulations Regarding Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
On November 9, 2010, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") published its final regulations for Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act ("GINA").
United States
30 Nov 2010
Department of Labor's New Regulations Require Federal Contractors and Subcontractors to Post Notices Informing Employees of Rights to Join a Union
On May 20, 2010, the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) of the U.S. Department of Labor published new regulations in the "Federal Register", implementing Executive Order 13496.
United States
3 Jun 2010
New York's High Court Holds U.S. Supreme Court's Faragher-Ellerth Defense for Employers in Harassment Claims Is Inapplicable Under New York City Human Rights Law
On May 6, 2010, in response to a certified question from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the New York Court of Appeals in "Zakrzewska v. The New School" held that the affirmative defense to employer liability articulated by the U.S. Supreme Court in "Faragher v. City of Boca Raton and Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth" does not apply to sexual harassment and retaliation claims brought under the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL).
United States
20 May 2010
Employer Tax Benefits in Newly Enacted HIRE Act
On March 18, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (the "HIRE Act"). The HIRE Act creates tax breaks for employers hiring and retaining new workers who have been unemployed for at least 60 days.
United States
12 Apr 2010
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