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“Can We Talk?”: What Employers Need to Know about New York City’s New “Cooperative Dialogue” Requirements
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • October 9 2018

Beginning October 15, 2018, employers covered by the New York City Human Rights Law (“CHRL”) must engage in “cooperative dialogue” with individuals


Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks: The Spearin Doctrine and Design-Build Projects
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • October 5 2018

The United States District Court for the Southern District of California has now held that the Spearin doctrine applies to design-build


Marital Status Protection Expanded in New York City: The New York City Human Rights Law Prohibits Employment Discrimination Based Upon the Identity of the Employee’s Spouse
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • October 4 2018

When the New York City Council amended the New York City Human Rights Law (“CHRL”) in 2005, it signaled that the law should be construed liberally


Survivor (survival action): DOE and gratuitous care edition
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • September 13 2018

In the recent decision Williams v. The Pep Boys Manny Moe & Jack of Cal., a California Court of Appeal addressed four important topics that


Illinois Appellate Court reverses $4.6m verdict: No duty if no knowledge of product risks, and presence on site not enough for causation
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • September 11 2018

On Sept. 5, 2018, an Illinois Appellate Court reversed a McLean County $4.6 million jury verdict against defendant Hobart Brothers Company on two


“But everyone else did it this way:” Industry custom admitted in California strict liability cases
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • September 11 2018

The California Supreme Court has ruled that industry custom and practice may be admissible in a strict products liability action, “depending on the


Opinion letters - A valuable but often an underutilized tool by employers: The Department of Labor authors six new opinion letters responding to unique FMLA and FLSA employment issues
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • September 10 2018

An often overlooked free resource available to employers is the option to request for an opinion letter from a federal or state agency. An opinion


Update regarding New York State and New York City sexual harassment laws: Agencies issue materials and guidance
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • September 9 2018

As we previously reported in April 2018 (click here) New York State and New York City both issued new requirements and measures to combat workplace


Come to me if you want to talk to me; plaintiffs can’t haul corporate representative to deposition in California
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • September 6 2018

Alameda County has one of the most active asbestos dockets in California, with defendants from around the country. Recently, an Alameda judge ruled


The next decade of P3 projects: Winners, losers, opportunities, and impacts
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • August 31 2018

That the market for public-private-partnership (P3) projects has exploded in the United States over the last 20 years is not news to anyone involved