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New York State legislature approves use of medical marijuana; users to be considered "disabled" under State Human Rights Law

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 1 2014

On June 20, 2014, the New York State Legislature approved a bill that would allow patients to use marijuana for limited medical therapeutic purposes

New York Wage Theft Prevention Act amendments awaiting Governor's signature

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 25 2014

On June 19, 2014, both houses of the New York State Legislature passed a bill that would amend the N.Y. Wage Theft Prevention Act of 2010 (the "Act"

New "ban the box" developments in Baltimore, Rochester, and Minnesota

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 27 2014

Criminal background checks and a desire to increase employment opportunities for the formerly incarcerated continue to be a hot topic in state and

Sixth Circuit affirms summary judgment against EEOC in credit check suit

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2014

In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") v. Kaplan Higher Education Corp., No. 13-3408 (6th Cir. Apr. 9, 2014), the U.S. Court of Appeals

Wisconsin latest state to provide social media protections to applicants and employees

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 14 2014

On April 8, 2014, Governor Scott Walker signed Wisconsin Act 208 to prohibit employers from requiring or requesting that prospective and current

New Mexico law requires employers to post human trafficking poster

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 8 2014

New Mexico's governor recently signed a law mandating that, no later than July 1, 2014, employers subject to the state's Minimum Wage Act

Philadelphia issues new pregnancy & employment rights notice

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 28 2014

Philadelphia recently amended its fair employment practices ordinance to expand protection for employees against discrimination based on pregnancy

Mayor de Blasio signs New York City sick leave law - Notice of Rights available

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 21 2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the amended version of the Earned Sick Time Act ("ESTA") on Thursday, March 20, 2014. The Earned Sick Time

Raising wages by tightening the white-collar overtime exemptionsthe President’s initiative

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 18 2014

On Thursday, March 13, 2014, President Obama gave a short press conference and signed a Presidential Memorandum aimed at "updating and modernizing"

Background check guidance from the FTC and EEOC

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 12 2014

On March 10, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") jointly issued two short guides on