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New York State Legislature Passes Anti-Sexual Harassment and Anti-Discrimination Laws

USA - July 1 2019 On June 19, 2019, the New York State Legislature passed a bill amending the laws that govern sexual harassment and discrimination claims in New York...

Liza M. Velazquez, David W. Brown, Michele Hirshman, Justin D. Lerer, Robert A. Atkins, Daniel J. Toal, Allan J. Arffa.

U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Guidance Narrowing the Definition of Workers Qualifying Under the FLSA as Employees

USA - May 7 2019 In an April 29, 2019 opinion letter (FLSA2019-6) (“Letter”), the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued new guidance on who qualifies as an employee...

Liza M. Velazquez, Andrew L. Gaines, David W. Brown, Michele Hirshman, Elizabeth M. Sacksteder, Reuven Falik, Justin D. Lerer, Leah J. Park, Daniel J. Toal, Lawrence I. Witdorchic, Allan J. Arffa, Lynn B. Bayard.

Supreme Court Deals Another Blow to Availability of Class Arbitration

USA - May 3 2019 On April 24, 2019, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela, holding that under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) class...

Liza M. Velazquez, Bruce Birenboim, David W. Brown, Michele Hirshman, Elizabeth M. Sacksteder, Justin D. Lerer, Sierra A.Y. Robart, Kannon K. Shanmugam, Masha Hansford, William T. Marks, Audra J. Soloway, Daniel J. Toal, Allan J. Arffa, Lynn B. Bayard.

Department of Labor Proposes New Joint Employer Standard

USA - April 5 2019 The Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a proposed rule on April 1, 2019, setting out a new four-factor test for determining whether a business is a...

Liza M. Velazquez, David W. Brown, Michele Hirshman, Robert A. Atkins, Hannah J. Blonshteyn, Eric Alan Stone, Daniel J. Toal, Allan J. Arffa.

Department of Labor Proposes New Overtime Rule

USA - March 20 2019 On March 7, 2019, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) that would, if finalized, change the overtime...

Liza M. Velazquez, David W. Brown, Michele Hirshman, Sierra A.Y. Robart, Robert A. Atkins, Eric Alan Stone, Daniel J. Toal, Allan J. Arffa.