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Governor Cuomo Proposes Increased Minimum Wage And Significant Changes To New York’s Employment Law In State Of The State Address

Although New York State’s recent strict assault weapons ban has garnered the majority of attention from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2013 legislative agenda, Governor Cuomo also has made significant proposals that will affect...more

1/31/2013 - Discrimination Gender-Based Pay Discrimination Minimum Wage Unemployment Insurance Wages

E.D.N.Y. Rules That Private Postings On Social Media Relating To Plaintiff’s Mental State Are Fair Game For Discovery

Reid v. Ingerman Smith LLP, No. 12-CV-0307(ILG-MDG) (E.D.N.Y. Dec. 27, 2012): In a sexual harassment lawsuit where the plaintiff sought emotional damages, the defendant filed a motion to compel discovery concerning the...more

1/31/2013 - Discovery Facebook Harassment Reid v Ingerman Smith LLP Sexual Harassment Social Media

First Department Appellate Court Reinforces Liberal Standard For Hostile Work Environment Claims Under The New York City Human...

Hernandez v. Kaisman, No. 104989/07 (1st Dep’t Dec. 27, 2012): A group of female plaintiffs alleged that the defendant, a doctor who owned and operated a medical office, created a sexually hostile work environment in...more

1/31/2013 - Harassment Hostile Environment Physicians Sexual Harassment

Reminder: New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Requires Annual Notices For All Employees By February 1, 2013

The New York Wage Theft Prevention Act requires employers to provide annual wage notices to all employees no later than February 1, 2013. The notice must include: the rate(s) of pay, including the overtime rate, if any; the...more

1/31/2013 - Notice Requirements Wage Theft Prevention Act Wages

Employer’s Requirement That Unpaid Interns Receive College Credit Was Not An Unlawful Deduction From Wages Under New York Labor...

Wang v. Hearst Corp., 12-CV-0793 (HB) (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 9, 2013): Like many corporations, Hearst Corporation required that its unpaid interns receive college credit as a condition of their internship. In Wang, the plaintiff...more

1/31/2013 - College Credits Internships Unpaid Interns Wages

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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