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FTC Looks to Ban Non-Compete Agreements

On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed a new rule that would prevent employers from imposing noncompete clauses on their workers, prohibiting them from joining a competitor. The move follows an executive order President Biden signed in 2021 targeting anticompetitive practices by big businesses.

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New Federal Protections For Pregnant Workers

The federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act will take effect in June 2023. The new law, included as an amendment to the omnibus spending bill signed late last year, requires employers to grant reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers similar to those required for disabled employees. 

While employers in New York...

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When Jokes at Work Become Sexual Harassment

Many people spend their days at work, and jokes are a way to have a few laughs, connect with coworkers and reduce stress. But inappropriate sexual jokes can create a hostile work environment. If you have been subjected to offensive jokes in your workplace, talk to an experienced sexual harassment lawyer....

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Understanding Visual Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace comes in many forms. Because of the growing use of electronic communications – emails, text messaging, and video chats – in contemporary workplaces, visual sexual harassment is becoming increasingly common. Contact an experienced employment lawyer if you have experienced any form of harassment in your workplace. 

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A Look At Virtual Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a pervasive problem even though remote work is now a permanent feature of many businesses in New York. The use of videoconferencing and other online technologies increases the potential for sexual harassment in the virtual workplace. Let’s take a look at sexual harassment in virtual work...

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Wrongful Termination During A Recession

The tech sector recently saw large-scale layoffs and other industries are sure to follow, as a recession may be looming. While layoffs are often deemed to be reductions in force, wrongful termination may be the real situation. Let’s look at wrongful termination during a recession and what an experienced employment lawyer...

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