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Governor Cuomo Signs Landmark Legislation Impacting Anti-Discrimination And Anti-Harassment Laws
As expected, Governor Cuomo signed another landmark piece of legislation amending New York's anti-discrimination and sexual harassment laws.
United States
15 Aug 2019
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New York State Legislature Passes Major Amendments To Anti-Discrimination And Anti-Harassment Laws
Seyfarth Synopsis: The New York State Legislature has passed, and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is expected to sign, a bill amending the state's anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws
United States
8 Jul 2019
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A Bright Day For Employers: The Supreme Court Decides In Lamps Plus That Courts Cannot Order Class Arbitration Without An Express Agreement
Seyfarth Synopsis: Today the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in the Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela class action arbitration case.
United States
10 May 2019
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The NYC Commission On Human Rights' Online Anti-Sexual Harassment Training Video Is Now Available
Seyfarth Synopsis: The Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act requires employers with 15 or more employees to conduct annual, interactive anti-sexual harassment training.
United States
15 Apr 2019
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#MeToo Inspires Legislative Changes Across The United States
In response to the #MeToo movement, several states have passed legislation aimed at combatting workplace sexual harassment.
United States
9 Apr 2019
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New York City Commission On Human Rights Releases Lactation Policy Materials
In compliance with legislation passed last year, the New York City Commission on Human Rights has released model lactation accommodation policies and a model lactation accommodation request form.
United States
29 Mar 2019
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"Sexual And Reproductive Health Choices": A New Protected Category Under NYC Human Rights Law
Seyfarth Synopsis: New York City has amended the City Human Rights Law to prohibit employment discrimination and harassment based on an individual's sexual and reproductive health choices.
United States
28 Mar 2019
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NYS Puts Brakes On Expansive Call-In Pay Reform
Seyfarth Synopsis: The NYSDOL recently announced that it will no longer pursue regulations that, if adopted, would have required most NYS employers to provide call-in pay to employees for hours
United States
14 Mar 2019
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Important Updates To New York Paid Family Leave
The Governor focused on there being no provision regarding the time during which the leave could be taken
United States
5 Feb 2019
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New York City Lactation Room Laws To Go Into Effect
Seyfarth Synopsis: Effective March 18, 2019, New York City employers will be required to ensure their lactation rooms meet additional minimum standards and implement a new policy ...
United States
17 Jan 2019
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Shifting Gears: New York State Revises Proposed Call-In Pay Rules
Seyfarth Synopsis: The New York State Department of Labor recently published proposed regulations that, if adopted, will require many employers to provide "call-in pay"
United States
10 Jan 2019
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Phone, Wallet, Keys . . . Panic Button? Hotel Employee Panic Device Bill Advanced To New Jersey Senate For Further Consideration
Seyfarth Synopsis: On December 3, 2018, the New Jersey Senate Labor Committee unanimously advanced a bill that would require covered hotels to provide "panic devices" to certain employees.
United States
20 Dec 2018
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New York City To Require Lactation Rooms In The Workplace
Seyfarth Synopsis: Recently passed "Mother's Day bills" will require employers to provide lactation rooms to employees expressing milk and to implement a policy informing employees
United States
1 Nov 2018
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Recent Clarifications To The Workers' Compensation Board's Interpretations Of New York Paid Family Leave Deductions And Voluntary Coverage
The Board has recently clarified its interpretation of two key provisions of the New York Paid Family Leave ("PFL") Law.
United States
22 Mar 2018
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Recent Changes To The Workers' Compensation Board's Interpretations Of New York Paid Family Leave Deductions And Voluntary Coverage
The Board has recently revised its interpretation of two key provisions of the New York Paid Family Leave ("PFL") Law:
United States
16 Mar 2018
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Proposed National Paid Leave Legislation Could Preempt State Laws
Three Republicans from the House of Representatives hailing from states with paid family and sick leave laws have sponsored the Workflex in the 21st Century Act.
United States
5 Dec 2017
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Proposed National Paid Leave And Flexible Work Options Law Will Preempt State Leave Laws
Three Republicans from the House of Representatives hailing from states with paid family and sick leave laws have sponsored the Workflex in the 21st Century Act ..
United States
29 Nov 2017
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New York Paid Family Leave Forms Released
The New York Workers' Compensation Board has made forms necessary for the implementation of the Paid Family Leave Law available on its website.
United States
2 Nov 2017
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Still Sleeping On The Job? NY DOL Says Home Healthcare Employees Not Entitled To 24 Hours Pay For Overnight Shifts
Effective October 6, 2017, the New York Department of Labor issued an emergency regulation amending the Miscellaneous Minimum Wage Order...
United States
17 Oct 2017
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Sleeping On The Job… Again? Second New York Appellate Court Finds Home Healthcare Employees Entitled To Pay For All 24 Hours On An Overnight Shift
On September 13, 2017, the Second Judicial Department (Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester) issued two decisions in line with Tokhtaman
United States
25 Sep 2017
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