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New York Lawmakers Extend Legal Protections to Transgender Community

After a protracted legislative battle spanning 16 years, the New York state legislature finally passed a bill legislation protecting transgender individuals from discrimination, the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA). The measure, first introduced more than a decade ago, had passed the Democrat-controlled assembly numerous times. Prospects for passing GENDA shifted dramatically with the 2018 midterm […]

  • Posted on: Jan 18 2019
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In Focus: Age Discrimination in the Technology Secto

There are two overarching trends in the contemporary workplace, particularly in the technology sector: an influx of new workers (millennials and generation Y candidates), combined with an aging workforce. As such, reports of age discrimination are on the rise, and age-related lawsuits are becoming more common. Don’t be fooled into thinking age discrimination is limited […]

  • Posted on: Jan 15 2019
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In Focus: Wrongful Termination

In New York, people who work hard to make a living are often unaware that they work “at will.” In other words, they can be fired at any time, without good cause, or for any reason at all. Obviously, employees can be fired for legitimate reasons — layoff, poor performance, or violations of company policy. […]

  • Posted on: Jan 8 2019
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Should I Sign a Severance Agreement?

If you are terminated, laid off or resign from your job, you may be asked to sign a severance agreement. Before doing so, you should consult an experienced employment law attorney to ensure that your rights are protected. What is a severance agreement? A severance agreement is a contract between an employer and employee clarifying […]

  • Posted on: Jan 1 2019
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In Focus: Employee Handbooks

In the contemporary workplace, it is crucial for employers to clearly define their policies with respect to their employees. By creating a formal employee handbook, you can clarify the employer-employee relationship and protect your business in the event of a legal claim. The best way to design handbook tailored to your business’ individual needs is […]

  • Posted on: Nov 29 2018
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Google Revamps Sexual Harassment After Employee Protest

Google announced that it will overhaul its processes for handling sexual harassment complaints after more than 20,000 Google employees staged a walkout earlier this month. The protestors called for an end to forced arbitration in cases of sexual misconduct and changes to the related reporting procedures. The employee protests force Google to apologise for giving […]

  • Posted on: Nov 26 2018
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In Focus: Protecting Your Business From Employee Lawsuits

As the contemporary workplace continues to evolve, it is crucial for employers to understand their rights and obligations under state and federal employment laws and to establish policies and procedures that clarify their relationships with employees. By working with the right employment law attorney, you can protect your business from employee lawsuits. Formalize Employee Policies […]

  • Posted on: Nov 19 2018
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What is a Hostile Work Environment?

Sexual harassment in the workplace has become a hot button issue due in large part to the rise of the #MeToo movement. At the same time, many workers may not be aware of the type of conduct that may be considered sexual harassment, and, in particular, what constitutes a hostile work environment. The best way […]

  • Posted on: Nov 10 2018
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Anti-Sexual Posters and Sheets

New York Employers Now Required to Display Anti-Sexual Harassment Posters and Distribute Informational Sheets under Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act On May 9, 2018, arguably as one of New York City’s responses to the overwhelming #MeToo Movement, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act (the “Act”). In […]

  • Posted on: Nov 2 2018
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New York City Fair Workweek Law Is Amended

On July 18, 2018, New York City’s Temporary Schedule Change amendment to the Fair Workweek Law became effective on July 18, 2018. Under the Fair Workweek Law, most New York City employers are required to permit a covered employee to make a temporary change to the employee’s work schedule for up to two business days […]

  • Posted on: Aug 7 2018
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