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Littler Mendelson
On November 17, 2023, the New York governor signed into law S4516, which amends Section 5-336 of the New York General Obligations Law to restrict certain terms from being included in release agreements...
Jones Day
New York State has banned liquidated damages and clawback provisions designed to protect confidentiality.
The IRS recently issued its 2024 cost-of-living adjustments for more than 60 tax provisions. With inflation moderating slightly this year over last, many amounts will increase...
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
Pacific Trial Attorneys, as legal counsel, have filed hundreds of lawsuits for alleged violations of the California Unruh Civil Rights Act, California Civil Code § 51 et seq.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The New York City ordinance banning discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations on the basis of an individual's height and weight is set to go into effect on November 22, 2023.
Proskauer Rose LLP
New York Governor Kathy Hochul has recently signed into law a bill that impacts settlement agreements entered into by employers and employees that resolve claims of harassment, discrimination and retaliation.
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
Court explains that "feasible" isn't always "reasonable." It's widely understood that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Take It or Leave It is the only law firm podcast focused exclusively on workplace leaves, absence management, and accommodations.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On October 8, 2023, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill No. 497, the "Equal Pay and Anti-Retaliation Protection Act." The new law amends California Labor Code sections...
Parsons Behle & Latimer
Tastemakers at Vogue say that "red hot knits," "elevated basics," and "latte leather jackets" are trending this fall. But nothing, perhaps, was trendier this Labor Day season than labor...
Ward and Smith, P.A.
Scandals can be detrimental to an organization's success and its public perception. Particularly, in recent years, misconduct tied to racial and sexual harassment has made headlines.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Firing an employee for extensive use of medical benefits can prove very costly for the employer, who may be liable for such a claim even if the worker's claims of other types of discrimination fail.
Liskow & Lewis
On November 13, 2023, the U.S. Coast Guard published Policy Letter 23-05 which provides the first actual guidance for vessel owners and operators on the expectations for the surveillance...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Ontario employers, mark your calendars. On December 31, 2023, accessibility compliance reports for certain organizations are due under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Along with signing into law a variety of employment-related bills in the 2023–2024 legislative session, Governor Gavin Newsom also vetoed numerous bills that would
Foley & Lardner
On October 30, 2023, President Biden signed the 53-page Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence that significantly advances the United States' policy framework regarding artificial intelligence...
Ford & Harrison LLP
The unprecedented increase in antisemitism in the workplace may subject employers to liability under federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of religion...
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Two years ago it was a large tech company and now a second tech giant has entered into settlement agreements with the U.S. Department of Justice's Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER)...
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
The Federal Trade Commission and the State of Wisconsin recently entered into a $1.1 million settlement with Rhinelander Auto Center...
Proskauer Rose LLP
Massachusetts is poised to join to the growing number of states enacting pay transparency laws which, among other things, require employers to disclose minimum...
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