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Employment Law Spotlight Blog

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Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Will Be in Effect Before You Know It

USA - January 8 2018 As you may know, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act in July, expanding state protections for…

California Imposes New Rules on Employers in Worksite Enforcement Actions

USA - December 22 2017 With clear indications from the Trump administration that worksite immigration enforcement is near the top of the agenda for 2018, the state of…

New York City Expands Paid Sick Leave Law With Creation Of ‘Safe Time’

USA - November 13 2017 On Monday, Nov. 6, newly re-elected Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law “Intro. 1313-A,” a bill that amends and expands the coverage of New York…

Predictable Schedules - A Right, Not a Privilege, in NYC Fast Food and Retail Industries

USA - October 16 2017 Earlier this year, New York City signed into law the “Fair Work Week” legislative package, which aspires to ensure more predictable schedules and…

Second Circuit Lowers Causation Standard for Employees Alleging FMLA Violations

USA - July 26 2017 Last week, the Second Circuit joined the Third Circuit in lowering the causation standard in evaluating alleged Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)…

Massachusetts Supreme Court Holds Employee Can Pursue State Law Disability Discrimination Claim for Failure to Accommodate Off-Duty Use of Medical Marijuana

USA - July 23 2017 On July 17, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court concluded that an employee could sue her employers for state law disability discrimination…

Update Regarding New York’s Paid Family Leave Law (Effective Jan. 1, 2018)

USA - July 10 2017 As we reported previously to New York recently joined several other states that offer paid family leave benefits for employees. Effective Jan. 1, 2018…

Hope for Employers on the Wage and Hour Front: The Department of Labor Brings Back Opinion Letters

USA - June 29 2017 Given the exponential uptick in wage and hour lawsuits during the Obama administration and the United States Department of Labor's (DOL's) continuing…

New NYC Law Requires Written Agreements for Solo Contractors, Even Nannies and Babysitters!

USA - May 19 2017 Anyone hiring a solo independent contractor in New York City will need to comply with the Freelance Isn’t Free Act, which takes effect May 15, 2017…

New York District Court Holds That Title VII Protects Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination

USA - May 16 2017 Following the Supreme Court decision that same sex marriages are legal, there has been a movement to further expand rights and protections against…