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Employment Law Spotlight Blog

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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…

Employers Will No Longer Be Permitted to Ask About Previous Pay in New York City

USA - April 16 2017 On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, the New York City Council passed a law amending the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) to add a protective class -…

A Shift Toward Employers?

USA - March 9 2017 As most employers are now aware, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB, or the “Board”) in recent years has adopted more restrictive…

New York Appellate Court Declines to Enforce Noncompetes Against Employees Terminated Without Cause

USA - February 14 2017 A recent decision by the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division for the First Department, Buchanan Capital Markets, LLC v. DeLucca, 144 A.D.3d…