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“Ban the Box” Legislation Expands Across the Country

There is a growing national movement to “Ban the Box” – i.e., to prohibit questions about a job applicant’s criminal history on employment applications. Currently, “Ban the Box” laws are primarily targeted at public...more

8/14/2014 - Ban the Box Criminal Background Checks Employee Rights Job Applicants

Update: Final Rules Clarify New York City Employers’ Sick Leave Obligations

In response to widespread employer concerns over ambiguities in New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act (“ESTA”), the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (“DCA”) published its Final Rules regarding the ESTA on July 30,...more

8/6/2014 - Earned Sick Time Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies Final Rules Hospitality Industry Joint Employers Notice Requirements

Update: Amendments to New York City’s Paid Sick Leave Law

On March 20, 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the first piece of legislation in his tenure: amendments to the Earned Sick Time Act (“ESTA”) that impose additional requirements on almost all private...more

3/25/2014 - Employee Rights Paid Leave Sick Leave Wage and Hour

New York Employers Face Far-Reaching Employment Law Changes in 2014

The arrival of 2014 has already ushered in major reforms to New York’s employment law landscape, with broad ramifications, particularly for New York City employers. The sweeping changes to the state’s minimum wage and...more

1/7/2014 - Compliance Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Minimum Wage Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Sick Leave Unemployment Unemployment Insurance Wages

Congress Raises the Stakes for Theft of Trade Secrets with Passage of Two New Laws

The old adage that crime does not pay rings particularly true in the aftermath of two pieces of recent legislation aimed at raising the penalties for trade secret theft: the Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act and the...more

2/12/2013 - Aleynikov Economic Espionage Act Misappropriation Penalties Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act Trade Secrets

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