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New Jersey Imposes New Restrictions On Salary History Inquiries By Private Employers
The new law follows on the heels of recent New Jersey legislation targeting pay discrimination against any member of a protected class under the NJLAD.
United States
2 Aug 2019
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Chronically Absent Employee Is Not Entitled To Accommodation That Would Result In More Absences
When a disability causes absences from work, are employees entitled to intermittent leave—i.e., more absences—as an accommodation?
United States
10 Jul 2019
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Connecticut's 'Time's Up Act' Expands Employer's Obligations To Prevent Sexual Harassment
On June 18, Governor Ned Lamont signed Public Act 19-16, commonly known as the "Time's Up Act," expanding Connecticut's laws against sexual harassment.
United States
10 Jul 2019
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Demystifying Employers' Obligations To Transgender And Non-Binary Employees
New legislation coupled with publicized transitions from male to female has created awareness and sparked conversation about gender identity and gender expression.
United States
10 Jul 2019
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Marijuana Update: Must New Jersey Employers Accommodate Medical Use?
New Jersey's Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana Act does not require employers to accommodate employees' medical marijuana use in the workplace.
United States
10 Jul 2019
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Expanded Employee Protections For New York Employees In 2019
New York State and New York City legislatures have continued to enact progressive, employee-friendly changes during the first few months of 2019.
United States
10 Jul 2019
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Navigating Requests For The Accommodation Of Uncommon Religious Practices
Employers are generally aware of their obligation to accommodate the needs of employees who participate in "mainstream" religions.
United States
10 Apr 2019
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In Massachusetts, Denial Of Lateral Transfer Can Support Discrimination Claim
Massachusetts just identified a new way for employees to assert discrimination claims against their employers.
United States
10 Apr 2019
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2019: The Beginning Of The End For Mandatory Arbitration?
The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) provides that agreements to arbitrate claims are valid and enforceable.
United States
10 Apr 2019
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New Jersey Becomes First State To Ban Employers From Using Arbitration, Nondisclosure And Confidential Settlement Agreements For All Claims Of Discrimination, Harassment Or Retaliation
The law also prohibits employers from requiring a prospective waiver of employee rights under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination or any other statute or case law.
United States
29 Mar 2019
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NYC Commission On Human Rights Declares A Ban On 'Hair' Discrimination
On February 18, the New York City Commission on Human Rights issued new guidance stating that company policies that ban, alter or otherwise restrict hairstyles may constitute racial discrimination in violation ...
United States
4 Mar 2019
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New York Enacts Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act
The new law, known as the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, goes into effect on February 24, 2019.
United States
8 Feb 2019
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The Weighty Matter Of Obesity In The Workplace
Employers are well aware that discrimination based on such classifications as race, gender and national origin is unlawful.
United States
7 Jan 2019
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New Jersey Law Requires Designation Of Forum In Arbitration Agreements
The New Jersey Appellate Division recently held that an arbitration agreement that failed to identify the forum or a process for selecting the forum was insufficient to form a contract between the parties...
United States
7 Jan 2019
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The Year Past And Future: A Myriad Of New York Employment Law Updates
New York State and City have some of the most employee-friendly employment laws in the country, and in 2018, legislatures passed numerous new laws and amendments to existing employment laws.
United States
7 Jan 2019
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EEOC Identifies Approaches To Revamping Workplace Culture To Prevent Harassment
One year into it, the #MeToo movement continues to shine a spotlight on workplace harassment. For fiscal year 2018, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) saw a 13.6 percent increase ...
United States
7 Jan 2019
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Employment And Labor Quarterly Update - September 2018
As previously reported, both New York State and New York City recently enacted laws requiring employers to step up their efforts to stop sexual harassment in the workplace.
United States
28 Sep 2018
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What's On The Horizon? Important Proposed Legislation In New Jersey
Senate Bill 121 recently passed the Senate and is pending review by the New Jersey General Assembly.
United States
27 Sep 2018
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Despite Contrary Law In Other States, New Jersey Employers Not Required To Accommodate Medical Marijuana Use
The medical and recreational marijuana use laws sweeping the country have resulted in a great deal of uncertainty for employers—especially those who have adopted a zero-tolerance drug policy ...
United States
26 Sep 2018
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Connecticut Federal Court Finds Employer Liable For Refusing To Hire Medical Marijuana User
Last week, the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut granted summary judgment to a job applicant on her claim that an employer discriminated against her because of her approved use ...
United States
11 Sep 2018
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