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Supreme Court Holds That In Title VII Suits, Employers Must Raise Failure To Exhaust Administrative Remedies In A Timely Manner Or Risk Forfeiting The Affirmative Defense
The Supreme Court held in Fort Bend County v. Davis that the charge-filing precondition to suit of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a mandatory claim-processing rule subject to waiver
United States
26 Jun 2019
Employers Must Provide 2017 And 2018 Pay Data To The EEOC By Sept. 30, 2019
Pursuant to a recent court order, employers with 100 or more employees and certain federal contractors must submit employee wage and hour data organized into categories of race, sex and ethnicity for 2017 and 2018...
United States
29 May 2019
NYC Employers Can No Longer Use Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing To Weed Out Prospective Employees
On April 9, 2019, the New York City Council passed a bill that prohibits employers from conducting pre-employment drug testing for the presence of marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols (THC).
United States
20 May 2019
A Year In Review: A Recap Of 2018 Changes To Employment Laws Affecting New York Employers
How do you measure a year in labor and employment law? Likely not in daylights or sunsets, midnights, or cups of coffee ó but rather in legislation!
United States
5 Mar 2019
City Protections Expand While State Law Plays Catch-Up: New Employee Protections For Gender Identity And Expression And Sexual And Reproductive Health Decisions
New York legislators have hit the ground running in 2019, enacting new legislation expanding employee protections at both state and city levels.
United States
19 Feb 2019
New Year, New Employee Handbook! Is Your Employee Handbook Up To Date?
Now that the Times Square glitter has settled, it's time to get started on tackling those New Year's resolutions.
United States
31 Jan 2019
Changes To New York City Lactation Room Laws Place Additional Obligations On Employers
New York City has adopted two new laws, Int. No. 879-A and Int. No. 905-A, that place additional obligations on employers to accommodate employees who choose to express milk in the workplace.
United States
29 Nov 2018
New Requirements For Memorializing The Interactive Process Under The NYCHRL: Engaging In A Cooperative Dialogue
This week, on Oct. 15, an amendment to the New York City Administrative Code went into effect requiring employers covered by the New York City Human Rights Law to engage in a good faith "cooperative dialogue" ...
United States
18 Oct 2018
Ensuring Your Anti-Sexual Harassment Training And Policy Comply With New York State's New Laws
As we previously reported, New York City and New York State (NYS) enacted laws in 2018 concerning workplace sexual harassment. Effective Oct. 9, 2018, New York State employers will be required to...
United States
19 Sep 2018
Recent New York City And New York State Developments On Anti-Sexual Harassment Training And Policy Requirements
New York City and New York State have enacted new laws in 2018 to combat workplace sexual harassment. These new laws mandate employers to, among other things, adopt policies and training...
United States
6 Sep 2018
How Data Protection Impacts Labor Law
One of the aspects of digitalization is that it blurs the lines between personal and professional lives of employees.
29 Nov 2017
Can You Hear Me Now? No-Recording Policies Violate The NLRA
On June 1, 2017, the Second Circuit empowered employees with smartphones by affirming the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB's) recent decision that no-recording policies violate...
United States
20 Jul 2017
Talk Less, Smile More? Employee Political Speech And Activity
In the current political climate, talking politics has undoubtedly become a national pastime.
United States
21 Mar 2017
Sponsoring Foreign Nationals: What Employers Should Know
Business Immigration partner Matthew S. Dunn's article "Sponsoring Foreign Nationals: What Employers Should Know," appeared in the Feb. 3, 2017 issue of Human Resource Executive Online.
United States
15 Feb 2017
DOL Publishes Fiduciary Rule Compliance Guidelines For Advisers, FAQs For Investors
Ahead of the fiduciary rule's implementation in April, the Labor Department issued a 16-page document listing suggested questions for investors to ask their advisers regarding the rule's requirements.
United States
6 Feb 2017
Federal District Judge Enjoins DOL'S New FLSA Regulation And DOL Appeals
The FLSA exempts certain employees from the federal overtime requirement if the employee's position satisfies a duties test and the employee's compensation satisfies a salary test.
United States
15 Dec 2016
NYC Issues Guidance Providing Expansive Rights To Pregnant Individuals And New Mothers In The Workplace
On May 6, 2016, the New York City Commission on Human Rights announced enforcement guidance on the New York City Pregnant Workers Fairness Act to help pregnant individuals and new mothers...
United States
11 Nov 2016
H-1B Employer Found Liable For Substantial Back Wages After Failing To Notify USCIS Of Termination
As we have advised in the past, a bona fide termination of an H-1B employee by an employer only occurs when the employer does all of the following: (1) gives notice of termination to the H-1B worker...
United States
11 Aug 2016
Federal Agencies Significantly Increase Fines For I-9 Violations
The U.S. Departments of Labor, Homeland Security and Justice have announced that significantly higher civil fines will be assessed against employers who commit Form I-9 and E-Verify violations.
United States
11 Aug 2016
Proposed Ban The Box Regulations Would Impose Additional Burdens On Employers
The proposed rules largely mirror the FCA's Legal Enforcement Guidelines that we summarized in our last issue of the Employment Law Update, but place additional burdens on employers.
United States
26 May 2016
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