Employment & Labor


The Employment Law Reporter
June 23, 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 upheld a district court’s decision to dismiss a plaintiff’s First Amendment retaliation claim against his employer, but ruled that the district court should consider the plaintiff’s employment discrimination claim.
  • The U.S.
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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
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Recreational Cannabis Statutes’ Impact on NY and NJ Employers
April 21, 2021 | Tamika N. Hardy | 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 | John K. Diviney | 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 | John K. Diviney | 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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What You Need to Know about Biden’s Travel Ban Revocation
February 25, 2021 | Henry M. Mascia | Employment & Labor | Immigration

Yesterday, the Biden administration revoked parts of the Trump-era executive orders that had prevented certain foreign nationals from entering the United States due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Here’s what you need to know:

What’s Changed

  • U.S. consulates can issue an immigrant visa (i.e. a “green card”) to foreign nationals seeking to enter the United
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What Employers Need to Know about the Upcoming H-1B Lottery
February 9, 2021 | Henry M. Mascia | Employment & Labor | Immigration

It is time for employers to prepare for the first H-1B lottery under the Biden administration. The following outlines what employers need to know, what changes to expect, and what will remain the same.

  • United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will conduct the lottery in its traditional form, with beneficiaries holding a master’s
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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
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DOL Finalizes Regulations Regarding Worker Classifications
January 7, 2021 | Jonathan B. Bruno | 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 | John K. Diviney | 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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