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Social media roundup

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 12 2014

Rhode Island, Louisiana, New Hampshire, and Oklahoma are the latest states to provide prospective andor current employees with increased social

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

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • 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

Unemployment laws have new teeth under the Integrity Act: are you ready?

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 3 2013

In 2011, President Obama signed the Unemployment Insurance Integrity Act (the "Act") as part of the enactment of the Trade Adjustment Assistance

New York State takes aim at worker misclassification: the Commercial Goods Transportation Industry Fair Play Act

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 14 2014

On Friday, January 10, 2014, Governor Cuomo signed into law the New York State Commercial Goods Transportation Industry Fair Play Act (the Act). The

Background check guidance from the FTC and EEOC

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • 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

New Massachusetts law entitles employees to domestic violence leave

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 8 2014

On August 8, 2014, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law a far-reaching Act designed to combat the problems of domestic violence

EEOC issues new guidance on criminal background checks

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 26 2012

On April 25, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC" or "Commission") issued new Enforcement Guidance on criminal background checks, after the Commissioners approved it in a 4-1 vote

DOL, IRS, and 11 states enter agreement to work together against misclassification

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 27 2011

On September 19, 2011, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) signed a memorandum of understanding to improve the agencies' coordination of efforts to combat employee misclassification, recoup wrongfully withheld payroll taxes, identify workers entitled to overtime, and better improve compliance and education

Joint standards proposed for assessing diversity policies and practices of Dodd-Frank covered entities

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 7 2013

Last month the six federal agencies ("Agencies") that are subject to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010

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

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • 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"