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Reminder – Oct. 9 Sexual Harassment Training Deadline For All Employers In New York State!
As you all hopefully know by now, New York employers have until Oct. 9 to complete their annual sexual harassment training, the contents of which must be compliant with the new(ish) state law.
United States
23 Oct 2019
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GENDA-Prompted Regulation Changes
As a result of the recent passage of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), which amends the New York State Human Rights Law to include gender identity and expression
United States
23 Oct 2019
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NLRB To Review Protections For Vulgar, Racial And Sexually Offensive Comments
Ever wondered whether you could curse out your boss and get away with it? That is the question the National Labor Relations Board is asking for help deciding
United States
23 Oct 2019
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Gig Economy Workers To Gain NYCHRL Protections
The New York City Council passed a bill expected to be signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio that explicitly provides for freelancers and independent contractors
United States
23 Oct 2019
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New Jersey Appellate Division Case Reduces Burden To Prove Failure To Accommodate Claim Under NJLAD And Creates New Workers' Compensation Claim
A middle school teacher who was injured after she had a hypoglycemic event in front of her students as a result of low blood sugar levels, which she claimed occurred because the schoo...
United States
18 Oct 2019
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New Domestic Violence Protections
On Aug. 20, Gov. Cuomo signed a law to (1) expand the definition of "victim of domestic violence," (2) specifically make victims of domestic violence...
United States
18 Oct 2019
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New York State Human Rights Law Update: New Anti-Harassment Laws
As we reported in our summer newsletter, in late June the New York Legislature passed a bill that vastly changed the discrimination and harassment landscape for employers.
United States
18 Oct 2019
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Seventh Circuit Holds That Opt-Outs Lack Standing To Challenge Settlement
What were they thinking, anyway? Eighteen months ago, a group of African American financial advisors brought suit against JPMorgan Chase
United States
17 Oct 2019
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New Job Protections For Medical Marijuana Users In New Jersey
Last month, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act (the Act),
United States
23 Aug 2019
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New York State Expected To Vastly Overhaul Harassment/Discrimination Laws Again
As we reported in our blog post, and our summer newsletter, in late June, the New York Legislature passed a bill that vastly changed the discrimination and harassment landscape for employers.
United States
22 Aug 2019
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California Supreme Court Reopens The Door For SLAPPing Retaliation And Discrimination Claims
The California Supreme Court has ruled that a former employee's retaliation or discrimination claim can be dismissed at the initial stages of litigation via California's anti-SLAPP statute.
United States
22 Aug 2019
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New York State Bans Race Discrimination Based On Hair Texture And Hairstyles
We previously reported that the NYC Commission on Human Rights issued legal enforcement guidance for employers regarding racial discrimination on the basis of hair under the New York City
United States
22 Aug 2019
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Nondisparagement Clauses Post-#MeToo
As a result of the #MeToo movement, several states moved to quash the use of nondisclosure agreements in cases where sexual harassment was alleged.
United States
19 Aug 2019
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House Passes Broad LGBTQ Rights Legislation Ahead Of Supreme Court LGBTQ Decision
As we have previously discussed, there is a circuit split as to whether Title VII's prohibition on sex discrimination protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation.
United States
19 Aug 2019
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The Supreme Court Limits Employers' Defenses In Discrimination Cases
On June 3, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the requirement for complainants to file Title VII claims with the EEOC or the state equivalent prior to filing suit was not jurisdictional,
United States
16 Aug 2019
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NYC Finally Issues Model Sexual Haassment Training
As discussed in our previous New York Quarterly Newsletters, employers in New York City who have 15 or more employees
United States
16 Aug 2019
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NY Law Doesn't Prevent Arbitration Of Sexual Harassment Claims
Recent New York legislation in reaction to the #MeToo movement has sought to limit or foreclose arbitration of employment-related disputes
United States
16 Aug 2019
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DOL Proposes New Definition Of Joint Employer
As we previously reported in our Employment Law Spotlight Blog, on April 1, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. DOL proposed a new, four-part test for determining "joint employment" under the FLSA.
United States
16 Aug 2019
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New York State Expected To Vastly Overhaul Harassment/Discrimination Laws Again
Late on June 19, New York lawmakers passed a bill that makes wide-sweeping changes to New York State discrimination and harassment law. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has indicated that he will sign the bill...
United States
28 Jun 2019
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Panic Buttons For New Jersey Hotel Housekeepers
On June 11, Gov. Phil Murphy, D-N.J., signed into law legislation that will require hotels that have 100 or more guest rooms to provide their housekeepers and room service employees with panic
United States
24 Jun 2019
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