Michelle Seldin Silverman

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New York City Earned Sick Time Act Expanded Before Taking Effect

The Act was recently amended to cover more New York City employers and to impose even greater compliance obligations than the original law passed in 2013....more

4/17/2014

EEOC Issues New Religious Accommodation Guidelines

New guidelines focus on an employer’s obligation to reasonably accommodate religious garb in the workplace. On March 6, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published new guidelines that discuss the...more

3/12/2014 - EEOC Reasonable Accommodation Religion Religious Discrimination

Jersey City Passes Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

The ordinance, which takes effect on January 23, 2014, imposes new burdens on employers doing business in New Jersey’s second-largest city. On September 25, the City Council of Jersey City, New Jersey, passed an...more

10/9/2013 - Employee Rights Sick Leave

New York City Offers Greater Protections for Pregnant Workers

The city departs from federal law by requiring employers to accommodate pregnant employees even if not considered “disabled.” Departing from federal precedent, the New York City Council on September 24 passed an...more

9/27/2013 - Disability Employee Rights Pregnancy Pregnancy Disability Leave Law Pregnancy Discrimination Sex Discrimination

DOL Clarifies FMLA Leave Entitlement for Same-Sex Spouses

In the wake of the Supreme Court's Windsor decision, employers should review and, if necessary, revise their FMLA policies and procedures to ensure compliance. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently clarified that...more

8/20/2013 - DOL DOMA FMLA Marriage Same-Sex Marriage US v Windsor

New Jersey SAFE Act Becomes Law

New Jersey grants the right to take leave from work to victims of domestic violence and their family members. On July 17, Governor Chris Christie signed into law the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act...more

8/2/2013 - Assault Domestic Violence Employee Rights Gender-Based Violence New Legislation SAFE Act Sexual Abuse Sexual Assault Unpaid Leave

Paid Sick Leave Mandated for Many Employers in New York City

Approximately one million employees will gain the right to five sick days per year beginning April 1, 2014. On June 27, the New York City Council overrode Mayor Michael Bloomberg's veto of the New York City Earned Sick...more

6/28/2013 - Local Ordinance Medical Leave Municipalities Paid Leave

DOL Publishes New FMLA Regulations

Final rule takes effect on March 8 and makes changes to model certification forms, intermittent leave, exigency and military caregiver leave, and flight crew rules. On February 6, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)...more

2/8/2013 - Active Duty Airline Employees DOL Exigent Circumstances FMLA Military Caregiver Leave Recordkeeping Requirements Rest and Recuperation Veterans

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