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Reminder: New York Interns Are Now Protected Under Both the State and City Human Rights Laws

Following New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio’s endorsement of an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) extending the statute’s anti-discrimination and harassment protections to interns earlier this year...more

9/12/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Internships New Amendments NYCHRL Popular

Proposed New York Law Would Extend State Anti-Discrimination Protections to Unpaid Interns

A new bill introduced in the New York State Senate would extend many of the protections of the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) to unpaid interns. Among other things, the bill would make it illegal for employers to...more

11/6/2013 - Anti-Discrimination Policies Discrimination Harassment Internships NYCHRL NYSHRL Sexual Harassment Unpaid Interns

New York Court of Appeals Places Burden on Employer to Plead that Employee Seeking Indefinite Leave Cannot Satisfy the Essential...

The New York Court of Appeals recently overturned the dismissal of an employee’s discrimination claim under the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”), while at the same time upholding the dismissal of the employee’s...more

10/30/2013 - Discrimination Indefiniteness Pleadings Reasonable Accommodation Unpaid Leave

Update: New York Department of Labor Releases Proposed Wage Deduction Regulations

As we detailed in a previous blog post, in September 2012, Governor Cuomo signed into law new legislation which permits employers to make additional deductions from employees’ paychecks. Among other things, the bill amended...more

6/17/2013 - Andrew Cuomo New Legislation Overpayment Wage Advances Wage Deductions Wages

N.Y. Minimum Wage Changes Ahead

On Friday, March 29th, New York State passed the 2013-14 budget. The budget includes, among other things, a significant increase to the state’s minimum wage over the next two years. Pursuant to the budget, on December 31,...more

4/11/2013 - Minimum Wage

N.J. Legislature Introduces Legislation Imposing Restrictions on Pre-Employment Inquiries into Criminal History of Applicants

In February 2013, identical bills aimed at reducing pre-employment discrimination against individuals with criminal histories were introduced in the New Jersey Senate and the New Jersey Assembly (S2586 and A3837). Both bills...more

3/7/2013 - Background Checks Discrimination Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Proposed Legislation

N.Y. Legislature Introduces Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence

The N.Y. State Senate and Assembly recently introduced “competing” bills both targeting increased employment protections for victims of domestic violence. The bills each provide various measures of job security for employees...more

2/26/2013 - Discrimination Domestic Violence Housing Discrimination Paid Leave Sexual Abuse Unpaid Leave

Proposed New York Bill Increases Penalties for Wage Withholding

In January 2013, Democratic Assemblywoman, Annette Robinson, introduced a bill that would allow employees who are underpaid to recover up to twice the amount of wages due in liquidated damages and to seek such damages through...more

2/15/2013 - Class Action Liquidated Damages Penalties Wage Withholding

Proposed Legislation in New Jersey Targets Minimum Wage and Wage Withholding

On Monday, December 17, 2012, the New Jersey Assembly approved separate legislation addressing (1) increases in the state’s minimum wage and (2) stricter enforcement against employers who withhold employee wages or benefits. ...more

12/24/2012 - Minimum Wage Wage Withholding

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