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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

New EEOC Developments Expand Employers’ Pregnancy Accommodation Obligations

For the first time in more than 30 years, on July 14, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) overhauled its guidance on pregnancy discrimination issues—broadening anti-discrimination coverage and...more

7/30/2014 - ADA Disability EEOC Employee Rights Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation

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 State Court Allows Policyholder to Pay Minimum Deductible for Flood Loss

In a January 2014 decision that may prove valuable to policyholders in their disputes over deductibles, a New York state trial court ruled that the appropriate deductible applicable to an oil terminal operator’s $2.28 million...more

1/9/2014 - Deductibles Flood Insurance Hurricane Sandy Natural Disasters

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

New York Appellate Court Enforces ‘No Oral Modification’ Clause, Holds Parties to Their Written Agreement

In response to a deluge of cases involving parties’ attempts to enforce oral modifications of contracts, the New York Appellate Division, First Department recently reiterated that contractual provisions requiring amendments...more

2/15/2013 - Breach of Contract Commercial Real Estate Contracts No Oral Modification Clauses Oral Modification Written Agreements

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