Christopher Collins

Christopher Collins

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

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Major Shakeup at NYC Commission on Human Rights

On November 21, 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a major shakeup at the NYC Commission on Human Rights, replacing all eight Bloomberg-appointed Commissioners and the Commission Chair....more

12/4/2014 - NYCHRL Political Appointments

The EEOC’s Assault on Separation Agreements – A Bump in the Road, But It’s Far From Over

Most employers have separation agreement forms that have served them well over the years. The terms have become fairly standardized and, aside from the occasional tweak, they don’t change much and are rarely challenged. ...more

10/31/2014 - Conciliation CVS EEOC Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Separation Agreement Strategic Enforcement Plan

DOL Proposes to Amend FMLA Definition of “Spouse” to Include Same-Sex Marriages

The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed amending the regulatory definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act to expressly include individuals in same-sex marriages....more

7/21/2014 - DOL Employee Benefits FMLA Marriage Same-Sex Marriage

Court Upholds New Jersey’s Ban on Unemployment Discrimination in Job Advertisements

New Jersey’s law prohibiting discrimination against the unemployed in job advertisements – the first of a new crop of similar state and municipal laws – is constitutional, according to a recent New Jersey appeals court...more

2/7/2014 - Discrimination Job Applicants Unemployment Discrimination

NLRB Abandons Fight Over Mandatory Workplace Poster Rule

For over two years, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) fought to require employers to post in their workplaces a notice of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). Those efforts met with...more

1/23/2014 - Employee Rights NLRA NLRB Posting Requirements

New York City Now Requires Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnant Workers

Today, Mayor Bloomberg signed into law an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law requiring employers with four or more employees to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers. The legislation, which was...more

10/3/2013 - Discrimination Local Ordinance Municipalities NYCHRL Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation

New Jersey Law Now Protects Employees Who Ask Fellow Employees (or Former Employees) for Their Salary Information

Effective August 29, 2013, New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination prohibits employer reprisals against an employee who asks another employee, or former employee, for her rate of pay, as well as other information such as the...more

9/27/2013 - Employee Benefits Employee Rights Request For Information Transparency Wages

New Jersey Employers May Not "Like" State's New Social Media "Privacy Settings"

On August 29, 2013, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law a new measure prohibiting employers from requiring employees or job applicants to provide login information or allow employer access to their accounts on...more

9/13/2013 - Chris Christie Employee Rights New Legislation Passwords Privacy Policy Social Media Social Media Policy

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