On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which provides paid leave under the Family Medical Leave Act and paid sick leave for absences resulting from COVID-19. » Read More
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
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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
Under new guidelines issued in February 2019 by the New York City Commission on Human Rights (“NYCCHR”), employer policies on grooming and appearance that target, limit, or otherwise restrict natural hair or hairstyles may be unlawful and could result in a penalty of up to $250,000 per violation. » Read More
2016 has proven to be an eventful year on the wage and hour front. In May, the U.S. Department of Labor announced new Fair Labor Standards Act regulations governing the “white collar” executive, administrative, and professional exemptions from overtime. The new regulations, which were scheduled to go into effect on December 1, would have increased the required salary threshold for these exemptions from $455 per week to $913 per week. » Read More
Philadelphia City Council on Thursday passed a new law to prohibit employers from asking applicants about their salary history. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has indicated that he will sign the law this week. » Read More