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Employment, Labor & Benefits Viewpoints Blog

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Governor Cuomo Signs Bill Updating the New York State Human Rights Law

USA - August 13 2019 On Monday, Governor Cuomo signed into the law the last of four bills aimed at strengthening workplace protections for employees. In mid-July, the…

The Arbitration Section In Your Employee Handbook Is Not An Agreement to Arbitrate

USA - July 31 2019 Over on our sister blog, ADR Viewpoints, our colleague Gil Samberg highlights a recent case cautioning employers that a mere handbook provision…

Update on New York State's Pay Equity Legislation

USA - July 16 2019 We previously advised our readers that the New York State legislature closed its session by passing two new equal pay bills, which we wrote about here…

Agencies Issue Final Regulations Expanding Access to Health Reimbursement Arrangements

USA - July 10 2019 On June 13, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Labor (DOL), the Department of the Treasury (Treasury…

President Directs Agencies to Expand HSA and FSA Rules

USA - July 1 2019 In an Executive Order issued on June 24, 2019, President Trump directed several agencies to address a number of health care related matters through…

A Summary of the Latest Changes to the New York State Human Rights Law

USA - June 24 2019 Just before the end of its session, the New York Legislature expanded protections against discrimination and harassment under the New York State Human…

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave - Summary of Final Regulations

USA - June 24 2019 On the heels of the welcome news that employers have three more months to prepare for Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (“MAPFML”), last…

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Breaking News: Final Regulations are out, Contributions and Notice Requirements Delayed, and Contributions Increased

USA - June 18 2019 The wait is over. Earlier today (and earlier than the July 1, 2019 due date), the Department of Family and Medical Leave (the Department) issued…

Delaware Court Of Chancery Reaffirms Entire Fairness Standard In Director Compensation

USA - June 17 2019 On May 31, 2019, in Stein v. Blankfein, et. al., the Delaware Court of Chancery reaffirmed the Delaware Supreme Court's holding in In re: Investors…

TCPA Regulatory Update: FCC Allows Default Call Blocking Services, Plans SHAKEN/STIR Summit

USA - June 17 2019 After Addressing Concerns from Stakeholders, FCC Adopts Revised Declaratory Ruling and Third Further Notice on Default Call Blocking It's been a…