Employment & Labor


Novikoff’s Employment Law Reporter Published in Employee Relations Law Journal
April 13, 2022 | Employment & Labor

Kenneth A. Novikoff’s Winter issue of the Employment Law Reporter was published in the Employee Relations Law Journal.

This column discusses a number of recent employment discrimination cases and cases involving complaints stemming from non-competition agreements. All of the decisions analyzed in this column are by New York courts – federal and state. The courts’

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The Employment Law Reporter
April 6, 2022 | Kenneth A. Novikoff | Employment & Labor

Here is what we cover in this issue of Employment Law Reporter Spring 2022:

  • The U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York has granted the defendant’s motion in an employment discrimination lawsuit brought under the federal Rehabilitation Act, finding that the plaintiff failed to demonstrate that he was disabled or considered
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Biden Administration Announces New Policy to Attract and Retain Immigrants in STEM
January 24, 2022 | Henry M. Mascia | Employment & Labor | Immigration

The Biden administration announced a series of administrative changes designed to strengthen the nation’s ability to attract global talent. The changes are also designed to strengthen our economy and technological competitiveness and benefit working people and communities across the country. This bulletin will highlight some of the key changes affecting employers and foreign nationals.

New

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The Employment Law Reporter
January 11, 2022 | 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 a district court’s decision dismissing employment discrimination claims brought by a former victim witness coordinator against her former employer – the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New
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NYC Clarifies Dec. 27, 2021, Vaccine Mandate for all Private Employers
December 20, 2021 | Brian S. Conneely | John K. Diviney | Tamika N. Hardy | Kenneth A. Novikoff | Employment & Labor

On December 15, New York City issued clarifications to its prior vaccine mandate and those clarifications can be found here: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccine-workplace-requirement.page.

As we advised in our prior bulletin, the New York City Commissioner of Health previously ordered that, commencing December 27, 2021, workers must have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to

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New 2022 Minimum Wages and Minimum Salaries
December 15, 2021 | Brian S. Conneely | John K. Diviney | Employment & Labor

Minimum hourly wages for nonexempt employees and minimum salaries for exempt employees in New York State are scheduled to increase on January 1, 2022. Employers should begin to make plans to ensure that their hourly wages for nonexempt employees and minimum salaries for exempt employees comply with these new requirements.

On January 1, 2022, the

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New NYC Mandates for Private Employers and Indoor Businesses
December 9, 2021 | Brian S. Conneely | John K. Diviney | Tamika N. Hardy | Kenneth A. Novikoff | Employment & Labor

The New York City Council just passed a new COVID vaccination bill requiring paid leave for parents per child per injection. Additionally, businesses and employees in New York City are subject to new vaccine mandates effective December 27, 2021, based on a recent announcement by outgoing Mayor de Blasio.

The new bill requires New York

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October 2021 Brings 4 New NY Employment Laws
November 18, 2021 | Kenneth A. Novikoff | Tamika N. Hardy | Employment & Labor | Immigration

In October 2021, New York Governor Hochul signed into law four new pieces of legislation affecting employees and employers in New York State.

First, on October 28, 2021, New York Governor Hochul signed into law new legislation amending New York’s existing Whistleblower Law, NY Labor Law § 740: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-signs-legislation-protecting-employees-retaliation.

These new amendments, which take effect January

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Updated Guidance: COVID-19, ADA, Vaccinations, Religious Exemptions and EEO Laws
November 3, 2021 | Brian S. Conneely | John K. Diviney | Employment & Labor

On October 25, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a new guidance and questions and answers regarding COVID-19 issues confronting employers and employees. The EEOC’s Technical Assistance is entitled “What You Should Know about COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act and Other EEO Laws.” This Technical Assistance also provides links and references

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Novikoff’s Employment Law Reporter Published in Employee Relations Law Journal
October 14, 2021 | Employment & Labor

Kenneth Novikoff’s Summer issue of the Employment Law Reporter was published as a column in the Employee Relations Law Journal.

Read the full column here.

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