2015 Blog Archives
December 3, 2015
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December 1, 2015
New York State has amended its Public Health Law through enactment of two pieces of legislation relating to breastfeeding and expression of breast milk. The legislation includes specific provisions applicable to employers.
November 12, 2015
NLRB Continues to Scrutinize Employer Confidentiality Policies During Human Resources Investigations
In Boeing Co., 362 NLRB No. 195 (Aug. 27, 2015), the National Labor Relations Board found an Employer’s confidentiality policy for employees participating in Human Resources investigations to be unlawful under the National Labor Relations Act.
October 28, 2015
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a number of bills intended to protect and advance women’s equality, particularly in the workplace. These laws, signed on October 21, will go into effect on January 19, 2016.
October 5, 2015
Performance Documentation Proves Key To Success In Age Discrimination Claim, Even When The Plaintiff Offered Evidence Supporting An Initial Inference Of Discrimination
A recent dismissal of a plaintiff’s claims of age discrimination serves as a reminder of the importance of consistently developing and maintaining accurate employee performance documentation to the defense of employment discrimination claims. In Ehrbar v. Forest Hills Hosp., No. 1:13-cv-01761, (E.D.N.Y.
September 28, 2015
Two recent decisions out of the Second Circuit have relaxed the initial pleading requirements in employment discrimination cases brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, limiting opportunities for defendants to obtain early dismissal and potentially increasing the cost of defending cases in this jurisdiction.
April 14, 2015
On March 17, 2015, the New York State Assembly passed a bill to establish paid family sick leave in the state. Bill 3870 is sponsored by Catherine Nolan (D-Queens) and passed in the Assembly with a vote of 84-33.