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Employment Law Spotlight Blog

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Groundbreaking Austin Paid Sick Leave Ordinance to Take Effect This Fall

USA - July 9 2018 In February 2018, the City of Austin, Texas became the first major southern city in the United States to enact a private sector paid sick and safe…

New York City Earned Safe and Sick Time Act Imposes Requirements That Must Be Implemented by June 4

USA - May 24 2018 As we previously discussed in our earlier blog post, an amendment to the New York City Earned Sick Time Act went into effect on May 5. That amended…

New Jersey Government Approves Two New Laws Affecting Employers

USA - May 1 2018 New Jersey, presumably fueled by promises from the new governor, passed two bills affecting employers in the past two weeks. New Jersey now has a Paid…

Budget Bill Imposes Sweeping Requirements on Employers Related to Sexual Harassment

USA - April 23 2018 The #MeToo movement is not finished making waves just yet. Governor Cuomo signed a 2019 Budget Bill on April 12, 2018, but the bill did not limit…

UPDATE: The Second Circuit Finds Title VII Protects Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination

USA - February 27 2018 As we discussed in our May 22, 2017 blog post, the Second Circuit agreed to hold an en banc hearing to determine whether an estate for a gay man, who…

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)…