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Category: Employment Law – For Employees


Strengthened Human Rights Law means NYC employers must take specific, written action in response to reasonable accommodation requests

A recent amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law that requires employers to respond to reasonable accommodation requests from employees in writing likely comes as good…

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Can an employee be fired because his or her spouse works for a competitor?

A New York Court recently answered the question whether an employer, in order to protect trade secrets and proprietary information, can fire an employee whose spouse works for a…

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Visa-holders encouraged to act quickly as possible changes to immigration law near

Thousands of individuals with H-4 visas who have been permitted to legally work in the United States since a 2015 rule change allowed it may be at risk of losing that…

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What employees need to know about New York’s new sexual harassment law

Employees in New York State should be aware that it is now state law that their employers—regardless of size—provide them with written sexual harassment policies. As of…

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EEOC expands rule to help those with disabilities obtain jobs in federal government

Although a growing number of disabled Americans are finding jobs, disabilities continue to be an obstacle to obtaining employment for many. The unemployment rate among disabled…

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New York’s pregnancy discrimination laws aim to guide employers, protect workers—but it still happens

Although discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace violates federal and New York state law, it still happens in businesses and industries across the state.…

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Sharply split Supreme Court decision could affect millions of public sector employees

The recent United States Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME will almost certainly have far-reaching implications for public sector unions across the United States. The…

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OPM Enacts New Requirements to Transition Political Appointees into Career Employees

Agencies seeking to hire current or former political appointees into covered civil service jobs are facing new requirements from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). OPM…

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50 Years after ADEA, Age Discrimination Remains a Problem

50 Years after ADEA, Age Discrimination Remains a Problem The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is 50 years old. Yet, the protections it put in place for older employees…

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Second Circuit Ruling Opens the Federal Courthouse to Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claims

Second Circuit Ruling Opens the Federal Courthouse to Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claims The debate over whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects against…

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