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New Law Requires Employers to Grant Leave to Volunteer Emergency Responders

Effective December 22, 2014, employers in New York must grant leave to employees who also serve as volunteer emergency responders during times when the Governor has declared a state of emergency…more
| Labor & Employment Law

The National Labor Relations Board Strikes Again – How Managerial Are Your Faculty and How Religious Is Your Institution?

In the latest example of dramatic changes to well-developed principles of federal labor law and policy, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) issued its long awaited decision in Pacific Lutheran University, 361…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Education, Labor & Employment Law

Reminder: New York Minimum Wage Will Increase on December 31, 2014

The minimum wage for employees in New York will increase from $8.00 per hour to $8.75 per hour effective December 31, 2014. The minimum wage for New York employees will increase again to $9.00 per hour effective December 31,…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Department of Justice Releases Report on Rape and Sexual Assault Victimization Among College-Age Women

Late last week, a Special Report on Rape and Sexual Assault Victimization Among College-Age Females (“Report”), for the period 1995-2013, was issued. The results are based on information taken from the U.S. Department of…more
| Criminal Law, Education

Labor and Employment: An Early Holiday Present For New York Employers: The Annual Wage Notice Requirement Will Be Eliminated (12/14)

New York employers who have already begun preparing to send out annual wage notices to their employees under the Wage Theft Prevention Act can safely stop their preparations. The bill eliminating the annual wage notice…more
| Labor & Employment Law

NLRB Issues Final Rule on “Quickie” Elections

On December 15, the National Labor Relations Board’s final rule amending the current procedures for handling union representation elections (which has become known as the “quickie” or “ambush” election rule) was published in the…more
| Labor & Employment Law

NLRB Overrules 2007 Decision and Holds That Employees Have a Right to Use Their Employer’s E-Mail System for Union Organizing

On December 11, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) issued a 3-2 decision (with Board Members Philip Miscimarra and Harry Johnson dissenting) in Purple Communications, Inc., holding that employees have a…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Syracuse Common Council Passes “Ban the Box” Ordinance

On December 8, the Syracuse Common Council voted 8-1 to pass a “Ban the Box” ordinance. If the ordinance is signed by the Mayor (or if the Mayor’s veto is overridden by the Common Council), the ordinance would prohibit the City…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

School Districts: New York State Court of Appeals Upholds Decision Invalidating Teacher Discipline (12/14)

In another blow to school districts’ ability to address problem teachers, the New York State Court of Appeals recently upheld the Appellate Division, Fourth Department decision in Kilduff v. Rochester City School District,…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Education, Labor & Employment Law

Labor and Employment: The Bill Eliminating the Annual Wage Notice Requirement Still Has Not Been Signed by the Governor (12/14)

Nearly six months ago, we reported in a New York Labor and Employment Law Report blog article that the New York Legislature passed a bill eliminating the requirement under the Wage Theft Prevention Act that employers provide an…more
| Labor & Employment Law

The NLRB Holds That Certain Activity on Facebook is Not Protected

The exact limits of employee protected speech on social media are still finding definition, but a recent National Labor Relations Board decision identifies at least one limit: premeditated insubordination. In Richmond District…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Transgender Employees: The New Protected Category?

By now, most employers are familiar with the list of categories protected from employment discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act: race, color, religion, national origin and sex. Additional categories are…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Health Care: DSRIP Still a Moving Target as Application Deadline Nears - An Update on Key Developments (12/14)

As the date to submit final applications to participate in the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP) approaches, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) continues to roll out new information, revised…more
| Finance & Banking, Health

School Districts: A Teacher’s Right to Access Student Records in a Disciplinary Proceeding is Not Absolute (11/14)

As many school districts are aware, it is not uncommon for a district to receive a request to disclose allegedly relevant student records to a tenured teacher facing disciplinary charges in the context of an Education Law…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Education, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

Health Law Wire: November 2014 - Capital Facilities Restructuring Program (CFRP) Application Conference Highlights.

DOH and DASNY held the initial applicant’s conference today on the CFRP application process and provided highlights on the State’s proposed bonding of up to $1.2 billion in funding for projects furthering DSRIP goals. The RFA…more
| Health
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