Category: Employment Law – For Employers

New York City Employers Must Scramble to Update Their Sexual Harassment Policies

New York City businesses will need to update their sexual harassment policies in a hurry, as new city and state laws are taking effect over the next 12 months. The New York City…

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Proposed New York City Bill Would Disconnect Employers from Employees After Hours

Another change to New York City’s labor and employment laws is under consideration by the City Council. This one would impact employers’ abilities to communicate with their…

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Telecommuting and Employment Law

According to the 2017 State of Telecommuting in the U.S. Employee Workforce Report, nearly 4 million U.S. employees – almost 3 percent of the U.S. labor force – work from home…

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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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Fair Chance Act Continues New York City’s Pattern of Out-pacing New York State in Hiring Practices

New York City continues to outpace the rest of New York State in terms of regulating hiring practices, and city employers are the ones who have to keep up. The final phase of…

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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 sexual orientation discrimination took another turn on February 26, 2018.  The United States…

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Proposed ADA Amendment Gives Employers Time to Respond

Let’s say a company hires a wheelchair-bound employee. The building is equipped with a ramp to the front door and an elevator. However, there is no handicap-accessible bathroom…

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“Call-In” Pay Rules Likely to Change for Many Employers in New York State

The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) has proposed new regulations regarding “call-in” pay.  The proposed regulations would cover employers in New York State,…

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New York’s On-call Employees to Receive an Economic Boost Through New Call-in Pay Regulation

A proposed change to New York State’s labor laws would put extra money into the pockets of some on-call workers, but it may come at a cost. Governor Andrew Cuomo and the…

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Don’t ask: Salary history inquiries are on the way out

New York City employers must prepare to give up a longtime staple of hiring A time-honored tradition in recruitment and hiring will change this fall in New York City. Starting…

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