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New York Protects Transgender

Although neither federal nor New York law expressly prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression, the New York State Division of Human Rights issued regulations that will interpret the state’s anti-discrimination prohibitions to cover transgender individuals. These regulations make discrimination or harassment against transgender applicants and employees unlawful, and require employers to […]

Non-Compete Bargaining Power

Often times employers give new employees restrictive covenants, such as non-competition, non-solicitation, or confidentiality agreements in a stack of orientation paperwork. Not a good idea. A recent case from New York’s highest court reminds employers not only that it is important to narrowly tailor restrictive covenants, but that it is also worthwhile to take the […]

Freelance is Not Free

New York City Freelancers Will Soon Have Much More Protections Under The Apt-Named Freelance Isn’t Free Act. Catchy. On November 16, 2016, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the Freelance Isn’t Free Act. This Act sets forth requirements when hiring freelance workers, also known as independent contractors. Act becomes effective on May 15, 2017. […]

Familial Status is Now a Protected Class

Family Status is now a protected class. Is being a parent a protected status? It is now. Under the End Family Status Discrimination Act, “familial status” is now a protected class under the New York State Human Rights Law. What does this mean? Under this amendment, employers may not discriminate against employees based upon their […]

Discussing Current Salary During an Interview

Can I Be Asked About My Current Salary During An Interview? Is It Legal To Ask An Applicant’s Salary History? No. The New York City Human Rights Law now prohibits employers, employment agencies and their agents from the following: Inquiring about an applicant’s salary history. Relying on an applicant’s salary history to determine the salary, […]

What Documents to Give New Employers

New York And Federal Law Have Varying Requirements On The Documents An Employer Must Give New Employees. Here Is A List Of All Forms You Need To Give New Hires, Along With Links To The Government Sites: Form I-9. Eligibility to work in the United States. This is one of the required forms for new hires […]

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