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Oct 08, 2019

5 Workplace Discrimination Examples Based on Immigration Status and National Origin

Last month, the New York City Commission on Human Rights (“NYCCHR”) adopted enforcement guidance on its prohibition of discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived “alienage and citizenship status” and “national origin.” The NYCCHR highlighted the following demographics of our city’s melting pot:

  • Approximately 3.2 million residents (37% of the city’s population) were born outside of the country
  • More than 50% of children in the city have a foreign-born parent
  • Approximately 60% of residents in the city live with at least one immigrant in the household
  • With hundreds of languages spoken throughout the five boroughs, New York is one of the most linguistically diverse cities in the world
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Jun 24, 2019

Reminder: New York City’s Mandatory Requirements for Annual “Interactive” Sexual Harassment Training Are Now In Effect

Effective April 1, 2019, New York City employers with at least 15 employees (including interns and independent contractors) who have worked more than 80 hours and at least 90 days in a calendar year, must begin providing mandatory sexual harassment training for all employees, including supervisors, managers, part-time employees, independent contractors, interns, and seasonal employees. » Read More

Jun 14, 2019

New York City Amends the City Human Rights Law by Passing the “Boss Bill,” Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Employee Sexual and Reproductive Health Decisions

Effective May 20, 2019, New York City employers with four or more employees are prohibited from discriminating against employees based on their “sexual and reproductive health decisions.” Such decisions are defined as “any decision by an individual to receive services, which are arranged for or offered or provided to individuals relating to sexual and reproductive health, including the reproductive system and its functions,” and can include abortion, fertility-related medical procedures, sexually transmitted disease prevention, testing, and treatment, family planning services and counseling, use of birth control drugs and supplies, emergency contraception, sterilization, and pregnancy testing. » Read More

Jun 10, 2019

Model Lactation Room Policies and Accommodation Request Form Available to New York City Employers

New York City employers who recently became required to provide lactation room accommodations and related information to employees may now use a model request form and policies published by the New York City Human Rights Commission to satisfy the law’s documentation requirements.  » Read More

May 14, 2019

Managing Evolving Employment Issues with Limited Resources

Last week, I presented “Managing Evolving Employment Issues with Limited Resources” at Dassault Falcon Jet Corp. in Little Ferry. The event was co-sponsored by The Association of Corporate Counsel Small Law Department Network, the world’s largest organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations, nonprofits and other private-sector organizations around the globe, and Meritas® Law Firms Worldwide, the premier global alliance of independent law firms working collaboratively to provide businesses with qualified legal expertise. » Read More

Nov 15, 2018

Register Now for Our 2018 Hot Topics Seminar!

The last in this year’s series of complimentary breakfast seminars will  feature a panel of speakers presenting in-depth on five emergent topics, which include:

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Oct 29, 2018

NJ Sick Leave Act Confusion Continues

Today, October 29, the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act goes into effect.  Employers around the state have been working to update their sick leave or Paid Time Off policies to be fully compliant with this new workplace requirement.  The law, however, has left many questions unanswered.  » Read More

Sep 26, 2018

2018 Employment Law Briefing: New Jersey’s Paid Sick Leave Act

On May 2, 2018, Governor Murphy signed into law the New Jersey Earned Sick and Safe Day Act, more commonly referred to as the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act.  This new law goes into effect on October 29, 2018, and applies to all New Jersey employers, regardless of size.  » Read More

Aug 07, 2018

Reminder! Paid Sick Leave Coming to New Jersey on October 29, 2018

Earlier this year, we published a blog entry and a client alert about the New Jersey Earned Sick and Safe Days Act.  This new law, signed by Gov. Murphy on May 2, 2018, takes effect on October 29.  We have begun working with a number of our clients to assist them in reviewing their paid time off (“PTO”) policies to ensure compliance with the Sick Leave Act.  » Read More

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