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Rochester, New York Adopts “Ban the Box” Criminal Background Check Law

Effective November 18, 2014, the City of Rochester, New York will join various states and municipalities around the country—including Buffalo, New York—that prohibit employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s prior...more

7/1/2014 - Ban the Box Criminal Background Checks Employer Liability Issues Employment Application Hiring & Firing Job Applicants New Legislation

New York Bankruptcy Court Strikes Defenses To Federal And State WARN Acts

In re: Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, No. 12-12321 (MG) (S.D.N.Y. Bankr., April 10, 2014): As part of the bankruptcy proceedings involving Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York struck...more

5/1/2014 - Commercial Bankruptcy Dewey & LeBoeuf Hiring & Firing WARN Act

NLRB Did Not Err In Categorically Barring NLRA Back Pay For Undocumented Workers, Second Circuit Holds

Palma v. NLRB, No. 12-1199 (2d Cir. July 10, 2013): Petitioners are undocumented aliens who were unlawfully discharged for engaging in protected activities under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). At a compliance...more

9/2/2013 - Back Pay Hiring & Firing Immigration Reform NLRA NLRB Protected Activity Unlawful Aliens

Reminder: “Unemployment” Status Is A Protected Category Under New York City Human Rights Law Effective June 11, 2013

As we previously covered in the March 20, 2013 issue of the New York eAuthority, New York City now recognizes “unemployment” status as a protected class under the New York City Human Rights Law....more

7/2/2013 - Discrimination Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Local Ordinance Municipalities Unemployment Discrimination

New York City Council Overrides Mayor Bloomberg’s Veto And Passes Law Prohibiting “Unemployment” Discrimination

New York City will soon become one of only a handful of jurisdictions prohibiting discrimination on the basis of “unemployment” status and, in doing so, has adopted arguably the most stringent such law in the United States....more

3/21/2013 - Discrimination Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Unemployment Discrimination

New York Court Holds That Extended Leave Of Absence May Be A Reasonable Accommodation Under New York City Human Rights Law

LaCourt v. Shenanigans Knits, Ltd., No. 102391/11 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., N.Y. Cty., Nov. 14, 2012): While still employed by defendants, the plaintiff informed her supervisor of her recent breast cancer diagnosis and her decision to...more

1/31/2013 - Disability Discrimination Hiring & Firing Human Rights Leave of Absence Reasonable Accommodation Undue Hardship

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