Susan Gross Sholinsky

Susan Gross Sholinsky

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

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Act Now Advisory: Unpaid Interns Now Afforded Same Discrimination Protections as Employees Under the New York City Human Rights...

On March 26, 2014, the New York City Council passed an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law ("NYCHRL"), giving unpaid interns the same anti-discrimination protections under the law as is available to employees. The...more

4/4/2014 - Discrimination Human Rights NYCHRL Unpaid Interns

Act Now Advisory: How to Gather, Use, and Dispose of Background Information in Compliance with Federal Law - Helpful Guidance for...

The decision whether to hire or promote a particular job candidate is no small matter for employers, particularly in a climate where there are often numerous applicants for limited positions. To assist in this decision-making...more

3/31/2014 - Compliance EEOC Employer Liability Issues FTC

Act Now Advisory: Nothing to Sneeze At: New York City Mayor Signs Earned Sick Time Act into Law, Effective April 1

On March 20, 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed his first bill into law as mayor, amending the Earned Sick Time Act ("ESTA"), which requires the City's private employers with five or more employees to provide...more

3/25/2014 - Employee Rights Paid Leave Sick Leave

Act Now Advisory: New York City Council Expands Scope of Paid Sick Time Law

On February 26, 2014, the New York City Council ("City Council") voted to expand the City's paid sick leave law, the Earned Sick Time Act ("ESTA"). In a 46-to-5 vote, the City Council passed an amendment to the ESTA requiring...more

3/3/2014 - Compliance Employee Benefits Employee Rights Sick Leave

Take 5 Newsletter: Five New Challenges Facing Retail Employers

Retailers face new challenges every day as a result of legislation, litigation, and technology. This Take 5 addresses some of these challenges. 1. Pregnancy Accommodation - Several states and municipalities...more

2/21/2014 - Contract Drafting Cybersecurity EEOC Hiring & Firing Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination Racial Profiling Reasonable Accommodation Release Agreements Retailers Separation Agreement Severance Agreements Social Media Title VII

Act Now Advisory: January 2014 New Arrival: New York City's Reasonable Accommodation Law (and Accompanying Notice Requirements)...

As we previously reported (see the Act Now Advisory titled "New York City Human Rights Law Expanded to Require Employers to Reasonably Accommodate Pregnant Employees"), on October 2, 2013, former New York City Mayor Michael...more

1/20/2014 - Employee Rights Hiring & Firing Human Resources Professionals New Hires Notice Requirements Personnel Records Posting Requirements Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation

Act Now Advisory: Reminder to New York Employers: Annual Wage Notices Must Be Distributed by February 1 and Minimum Wage Has...

New York employers should be aware that, effective December 31, 2013, the statewide minimum wage increased from $7.25 to $8.00 per hour. This is the first in a series of incremental changes that will see the hourly minimum...more

1/13/2014 - Compliance DOL Employee Rights Minimum Wage Wages

Act Now Advisory: It's Official ... New York City's Earned Sick Time Act Will Become Effective April 1, 2014

As we previously reported (see the Act Now Advisory titled "New York City Paid Sick Time Law Will Likely Become Effective"), on May 8, 2013, the New York City Council passed the Earned Sick Time Act ("ESTA"), requiring...more

1/7/2014 - Collective Bargaining Compliance Employee Rights Sick Leave

Take 5 Newsletter: Sick Leave, Domestic Violence, "Bring Your Gun to Work," Personnel Files, Ban the Box

State and city legislatures throughout the country have been busy recently—passing a variety of laws affecting private employers. From sick leave to the right to bring guns to work, these laws will affect the way that...more

11/13/2013 - Ban the Box Compliance Domestic Violence Employer No-Weapons Policies Gun Laws Personnel Records Sick Leave

Act Now Advisory: New York State Department of Labor Adopts Wage Deduction Regulations

The New York State Department of Labor ("DOL") has adopted wage deduction regulations ("Final Regulations") pertaining to the expanded categories of permissible wage deductions in the New York Labor Law, effective October 9,...more

10/14/2013 - Minimum Wage Notice Requirements Overpayment Wage Advances Wage Deductions Wages

Act Now Advisory: New York City Human Rights Law Expanded to Require Employers to Reasonably Accommodate Pregnant Employees

On October 2, 2013, following a unanimous New York City Council vote, Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a bill amending the New York City Human Rights Law ("NYCHRL") to require most New York City employers to reasonably...more

10/14/2013 - Discrimination Employee Rights Human Rights Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation

Act Now Advisory: FMLA Update: Protected Leave Available to Same-Sex Spouses

The U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") announced that, as of August 9, 2013, it had updated guidance documents to remove references to the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA") in order to affirm the availability of spousal leave...more

8/19/2013 - Compliance DOL DOMA Employee Benefits FMLA Healthcare Marriage Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS US v Windsor

Act Now Advisory: EEOC's Disabilities Guidance Updates Coincides with the APA's Manual of Mental Disorders Update and the AMA's...

On May 15, 2013, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") updated its prior guidance regarding cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, and intellectual disabilities, so as to clarify employers' obligations under the Americans...more

7/11/2013 - ADA AMA Cancer Compliance Department of Transportation Disability DSM EEOC Employer Mandates Healthcare Obesity Supervisors

Act Now Advisory: New York State Releases Proposed Wage Deduction Regulations

The New York State Department of Labor ("DOL") recently published its long-awaited proposed regulations ("Proposed Regulations") pertaining to the newly expanded categories of permissible wage deductions pursuant to the New...more

7/5/2013 - DOL Employee Benefits Overpayment Wage Deductions

Act Now Advisory: New York City Human Rights Law Amended to Prohibit Discrimination Based on Unemployment Status

As we previously advised in the April 2013 issue of Epstein Becker Green’s Take 5 Newsletter, on June 11, 2013, over Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto, an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) becomes...more

6/12/2013 - Damages Discrimination Disparate Impact Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Local Ordinance Municipalities NYCHRL Unemployment Discrimination

Act Now Advisory: New York City Paid Sick Time Law Will Likely Become Effective

On May 8, 2013, the New York City Council approved a legislative amendment that would create a statutory entitlement to sick time for employees working in New York City. The amendment, entitled the "Earned Sick Time Act"...more

5/17/2013 - ESTA Local Ordinance Medical Leave Municipalities Notice Requirements Paid Leave Recordkeeping Requirements

Act Now Advisory: FMLA UPDATE: Expanded Leave for Military Families and Airline Flight Crews

On March 8, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Final Rule will go into effect, implementing regulations expanding Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) protections to military families and airline flight crews,...more

3/11/2013 - DOL Flight Crews FMLA Medical Leave Military Service Members NDAA Recordkeeping Requirements USERRA

Act Now Advisory: It's That Time of Year: New York Employers Must Issue Annual Wage Notices Under the Wage Theft Prevention Act

For the second time since the enactment of New York's Wage Theft Prevention Act ("WTPA"), New York employers must issue a written annual notice and acknowledgment of pay rates and pay dates ("Notice") to all New York...more

1/4/2013 - Notice Requirements Wage Theft Prevention Act Wages

Act Now Advisory: Employers Must Update FCRA Notices in Background Screening Process by January 1, 2013

Effective January 1, 2013, employers must begin using a new Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA") notice in connection with their background screening process. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB")recently issued...more

12/24/2012 - Background Checks CFPB FCRA Summary of Rights

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