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  • June 24 2019

    Client Alert: New York State Amends Election Law

    Effective immediately, amendments to the New York State election law increase the amount of paid time off New York employers must provide their employees to vote.

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  • June 18 2019

    Client Alert: EEOC Requires Employer Pay Data Reporting

    Employers with 100 or more employees, and federal contractors who have 50 or more workers and contracts worth $50,000 or more, must now report employee pay data for calendar years 2017 and 2018 to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) by no later than September 30, 2019.

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  • April 29 2019

    Client Alert: New York City’s New Workplace Lactation Room and Accommodation Requirements

    New York City employers have long been required to provide reasonable break time during which breastfeeding employees could express breast milk and “make reasonable efforts” to provide a room or other location, other than a restroom, to express milk in private.

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  • April 25 2019

    Client Alert: New York City Issues Guidance On Hair Discrimination

    The New York City Commission on Human Rights recently issued enforcement guidance that specifically prohibits race discrimination on the basis of hair. The guidance specifically prohibits anti-black racism based on characteristics and cultural practices associated with being Black, including prohibitions on natural hair or hairstyles most closely associated with Black people.

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  • April 24 2019

    Client Alert: New York City Adopts New Rules On Gender Identity Discrimination

    The New York City Commission on Human Rights recently began enforcing new rules establishing broadened protections against discrimination based on gender identity and expression

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  • December 27 2018

    Client Alert: Complete New 195.1 Forms for Non-Exempt Employees Hired or Receiving Pay Raises in 2019

    Beginning December 31, 2018, New York State’s minimum wage rate is set to increase. The applicable increased minimum wage varies based upon where the employee is located and the size of the employer.

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  • December 27 2018

    Client Alert: Complete New 195.1 Forms for Exempt Employees Hired or Receiving Pay Raises in 2019

    Effective December 31, 2018, the minimum weekly and corresponding yearly salary to qualify for the “administrative” or “executive” overtime exemptions will increase.

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  • December 17 2018

    Client Alert:  New York City Requires Employers To Handle Accommodation Requests By Engaging In A “Cooperative Dialogue”

    New York City law now requires all most all employers to engage in a “cooperative dialogue” when handling an employee’s reasonable accommodations request.  As you likely know, various disability laws, including the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”), require employers to provide reasonable accommodations for covered reasons, unless doing so would create an undue hardship for the employer.

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