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The Employment Law Reporter
April 27, 2021 | Employment & Labor
Here is what we cover in this issue of The Employment Law Reporter: A federal court in New York has dismissed an employment discrimination lawsuit brought by a former employee of the City University of New York. Another federal court in New York has rejected a plaintiff’s lawsuit for “sexual disparity,” which the court interpreted …
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Recreational Cannabis Statutes’ Impact on NY and NJ Employers
April 21, 2021 | Employment & Labor | Cannabis
New York and New Jersey recently legalized recreational marijuana within less than 6 weeks of each other. While both acts prohibit employers from taking action against employees at least 21 years old who use marijuana recreationally and restrict employers from denying these employees’ employment rights and privileges based solely on marijuana use, it begs the …
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New 2021 Covid-19 Paid Leave and Tax Credits
March 18, 2021 | Employment & Labor
In the past week, there have been several overlapping laws enacted regarding COVID-19. On March 12, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed into law legislation which mandates that all New York employers provide paid leave of up to four hours per injection for employees who receive a Covid-19 vaccination.  Also, on March 11, 2021, President Biden signed …
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New 2021 Minimum Wages, Minimum Salaries and Enforcement Initiatives
March 5, 2021 | Employment & Labor
The Biden Administration’s efforts to increase the current federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour have been delayed, but in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and other states and municipalities, most employers in 2021 are already subject to new minimum hourly wage rates and minimum salaries for exempt employees well …
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The Employment Law Reporter
February 4, 2021 | Employment & Labor
Here is what we cover in this issue of The Employment Law Reporter: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has affirmed the dismissal of an employment discrimination lawsuit. A mediation agreement that resolved a plaintiff’s employment discrimination claims was enforceable, according to a federal district court in New York. A university has …
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DOL Finalizes Regulations Regarding Worker Classifications
January 7, 2021 | Employment & Labor
On January 6, 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new framework to determine whether workers are employees or independent contractors for the purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The distinction between these classifications is significant, as it impacts whether the employer must pay minimum wage or keep records pertaining to the …
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Sick-Leave Benefits Available as Early as January 1, 2021
December 15, 2020 | Employment & Labor
As we have previously reported, New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law a new comprehensive sick-leave program for all New York employees. The sick-leave law became effective September 30, 2020, for the purposes of accruing leave, and employees are eligible to take sick leave under the law as early as January 1, …
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The Employment Law Reporter
October 6, 2020 | Employment & Labor
Welcome to the Fall 2020 issue of The Employment Law Reporter! This issue of The Employment Law Reporter first discusses a number of recent employment discrimination cases and then reviews cases involving complaints stemming from non-competition  agreements. All of the decisions analyzed in this issue are by New York courts – federal and state. Many …
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EEOC Addresses Employees’ Opioid Use in New Guidance
August 14, 2020 | Employment & Labor
The EEOC recently issued new guidance regarding employees who legally use, or have previously used, opioids. The guides provide important clarification for employees and healthcare providers regarding the interplay between the ADA and the country’s growing opioid crisis. The new guidance addresses three groups of employees: (1) individuals legally using opioids; (2) individuals who are …
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Bank Publishes Article in Summer 2020 USLAW Magazine
July 30, 2020 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
Brian Bank published the article, “Cross-Border E-discovery in the Privacy Era,” in the Summer 2020 issue of USLAW Magazine. Click here to read the article. …
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