Dena Calo

Dena Calo

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Philadelphia Mayor Signs Legislation to Accommodate Nursing Mothers in the Workplace

Last week Philadelphia Mayor, Michael A. Nutter, signed into law, City of Philadelphia Bill No. 130922 (“the Bill” or “the Ordinance”), a City ordinance which requires employers to reasonably accommodate an employee’s need to...more

9/9/2014 - Breastfeeding Employee Rights Gender Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation Sex Discrimination

What's the One Thing Every Company's Telecommuting Policy Must Include?

If, under certain circumstances, employers are required to accomodate remote work, what essential elements should be included in any company's Telecommuting Plan? ...more

5/13/2014 - ADA Hiring & Firing Legal Perspectives Reasonable Accommodation Telecommuting

“Psychological Care Under FMLA: How Can an Employee Qualify?”

Knowing how to address the needs of employees with caregiving responsibilities can be complicated. It becomes even more challenging when an employee's parent or child becomes so seriously ill that the employee requests a...more

2/5/2014 - Caregivers FMLA Mental Health

More Protections for Pregnant Workers on the Horizon in New Jersey

The New Jersey Senate committee recently advanced S-2995, the Pregnant Women’s Fairness Act, a bill sponsored by Senator Loretta Weinberg, which would prohibit workplace discrimination against pregnant women. Specifically,...more

11/14/2013 - Civil Rights Act Employee Rights FMLA Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation Title VII

New Jersey’s Recognition of Same Sex Marriages Impacts Leave, Benefits and Tax Laws

The New Jersey Supreme Court’s recent decision to legalize same-sex marriage will have an impact on several federal and state employment statutes. In September 2013, New Jersey Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson ruled in...more

10/30/2013 - Employee Benefits Income Taxes Marriage Paid Leave Same-Sex Marriage Tax Benefits Unpaid Leave

New York City Employers Must Prove Indefinite Leave Request is Undue Hardship

The New York Court of Appeals ruled last Thursday that a disabled employee’s request for an indefinite leave of absence is not a per se unreasonable accommodation under the New York City Human Rights Law. Rather, the state’s...more

10/18/2013 - ADA Disability Discrimination Discrimination Leave of Absence NYCHRL Reasonable Accommodation Undue Hardship

Four Years in the Making - New York Passes Earned Sick Leave Act

The New York City Council passed the controversial sick leave act, the Earned Sick Time Act (the Act), on June 26, 2013. The City Council overrode Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto and passed the Act, granting employees in New...more


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