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Calling All NYS Employers: Another Employee Handbook Revision Must be Made

USA - November 25 2019 Earlier this month, New York State passed a new law prohibiting discrimination against employees based on a new protected class: reproductive health…

Sara A. Arrow, Lisa E. Cleary, Sichan Kim, Douglas L. Tang, Catherine A. Williams

Arbitration Back on the Table: NY State Ban on Compelled Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Claims Rolled Back

USA - July 31 2019 As discussed in a previous alert, the 201819 New York State Budget included provisions designed to combat sexual harassment in the workplace…

Gabriela Bersuder, Lisa E. Cleary, Ryan J. Kurtz

Don't Miss the Train! NYC Releases Free Training Guide and Encourages Employers to Complete Sexual Harassment Training Requirement As Soon As Possible

USA - April 23 2019 On April 1, 2019, the New York City Human Rights Commission released its free online sexual harassment training that complies with the Stop Sexual…

Lisa E. Cleary, Douglas L. Tang, Catherine A. Williams

NYC Employers, Get Out Your Handbooks: Reproductive Health Choices Are A New Protected Category

USA - March 29 2019 Earlier this year, the New York City Council passed an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law, adding “sexual and reproductive health…

Lisa E. Cleary, Hyatt M. Howard, Catherine A. Williams

Lactation room rules: NYC places new obligations on employers to Accommodate lactating employees

USA - March 28 2019 On March 17, 2019, amendments to the New York City Human Rights Law went into effect that require New York City employers with four or more employees…

Sara A. Arrow, Lisa E. Cleary, Laura Kaufman, Catherine A. Williams