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New York State Enacts Law Prohibiting Religious Discrimination Based On Appearance
The new law takes effect sixty days after it was enacted (i.e., on October 8, 2019). Employers in New York should review their current dress code and grooming policies to ensure compliance with these new requirements.
United States
15 Aug 2019
New York State Significantly Expands Workplace Anti-Discrimination Protections
On August 12, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law significant expansions to workplace anti-discrimination protections in New York State
United States
14 Aug 2019
New Jersey Expands Medical Marijuana Protections
CUMMA, which was signed into law on January 18th, 2010, legalized the use of medical marijuana for New Jersey residents suffering from a debilitating medical condition.
United States
1 Aug 2019
San Antonio, Texas Paid Sick Leave Law Put On Hold Pending Legal Challenge
Implementation of the City of San Antonio's paid sick leave ordinance has been delayed pending a legal challenge, less than two weeks before the ordinance's scheduled
United States
30 Jul 2019
Oregon Enacts Expansive Paid Family And Medical Leave Law
Oregon is the latest state to enact a paid family and medical leave law.
United States
30 Jul 2019
Rock Beats Scissor: Federal Law Cuts Through New York State's Attempt To Prohibit Mandatory Arbitration Of Sexual Harassment Claims
Proponents of mandatory arbitration in New York can collectively let out a sigh of relief as a federal court judge has weighed in on the question of whether New York State's law prohibiting mandatory arbitration of...
United States
26 Jul 2019
The Clock Is Ticking: Less Than Three Months Until The NYS Deadline For Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
As we find ourselves in the midst of summer, employers in New York should keep an eye on the upcoming October 9th deadline for providing anti-harassment training to all employees.
United States
19 Jul 2019
Colorado Enacts Laws Regarding Pay Equity, Salary History And Criminal Background Inquiries
The Colorado legislature has been quite active in recent weeks, passing several new employment laws, many of which reflect nationwide trends.
United States
16 Jul 2019
Connecticut Expands Sexual Harassment Training And Notice Requirements
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont recently signed into law the Time's Up Act (the "Act"), which amends existing state law to impose greater sexual harassment training and notice
United States
12 Jul 2019
DC Paid Leave Tax: Contributions Begin On July 1
As we previously reported, the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016 will provide Washington, DC employees with paid leave for several reasons, including:
United States
12 Jul 2019
New York State Poised To Expand Protections Against Discriminatory Pay Practices
The New York State legislature has passed a bill that, if signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, will expand pay protections by requiring employers to provide employees with equal pay
United States
8 Jul 2019
New York State Set To Enact Ban On Salary History Inquiries
In a continuation of its recent legislative push to expand the reach of anti-discrimination laws, New York State is set to be the latest jurisdiction
United States
8 Jul 2019
New York State Set To Further Expand Protections Against Workplace Harassment
New York State lawmakers have approved broad legislation that will lower the burden on plaintiffs seeking to prove claims of workplace harassment under the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL),
United States
8 Jul 2019
U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Filing An EEOC Charge Is Not A Jurisdictional Requirement For Title VII Suits
In a unanimous decision in Fort Bend County, Texas v. Davis, the United States Supreme Court held that while an employee has a mandatory obligation to file a charge with the EEOC
United States
19 Jun 2019
Maine Becomes First State To Require Paid Leave For Any Reason
Maine's Governor Janet Mills has signed into law an Act Authorizing Earned Employee Leave (the "Act"), which will require covered employers to provide employees with up to 40 hours of paid personal leave per calendar year.
United States
14 Jun 2019
Dallas, Texas Enacts Paid Sick Leave Law, But Its Future Remains In Question
The Dallas, Texas City Council has enacted a sick leave ordinance that would require employers to provide eligible
United States
4 Jun 2019
New Jersey Employees To Be Entitled To Pre-Tax Transportation Fringe Benefits
New Jersey will soon become the first state to require certain employers to offer employees tax-favored transportation benefits.
28 May 2019
New York City Issues Final Guidance On Sexual Harassment Training Requirements
As we previously reported, New York City has enacted the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act, which is a package of bills aimed at addressing and preventing sexual harassment in the workplace.
United States
15 Apr 2019
Cincinnati, Ohio Passes Ban On Salary History Inquiries
Cincinnati, Ohio recently became the latest jurisdiction to pass a law that prohibits employers from asking job applicants for their salary history.
United States
10 Apr 2019
New York City Releases Model Lactation Room Policies
As we previously reported, pursuant to a recent amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law, covered employers must now develop and implement a written policy.
United States
4 Apr 2019
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