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
Our Lunch & Learn Spring series has ended. The series discussed social media issues, harassment training, and employee handbook and policy construction.
We will be back September 11 at the Sands in Bethlehem with our Recent Development Program. Please mark your calendars now to become up-to-date with recent developments that have occurred in the past year referring to labor and employment law. » Read More
Human resource professionals and employment lawyers know the importance of an at-will disclaimer in employee handbooks and offer letters. These disclaimers have existed for years, and they are often glossed over because they were drafted, reviewed, and placed in several older iterations of the handbooks or offer letters. » Read More
Late last month, a report was released on the number of workplace discrimination charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) during fiscal year 2017, which ran from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017. » Read More
Earlier this week, we wrote how the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) gave an early Christmas present to employers by overturning the employee-friendly “joint employer” standard announced in 2015. This, however, was not the only notable decision issued by the newly Republican-led Board in recent days. » Read More
Norris McLaughlin will be hosting a series of free breakfast seminars which will highlight timely legal developments and managerial concerns in labor and employment law. These seminars will provide crucial information for human resource professionals, business owners, and in-house lawyers responsible for employment law matters. » Read More