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Hurricane Recovery Client Alert: Managing Employees after Hurricane Harvey

As businesses and employees begin the journey to recovery, employers should be mindful of federal and state laws related to leaves, planned and unplanned absences, accommodations, and pay practices....more

Third Circuit Affirms Priority of NRC Public Health and Safety Requirements

Court rules that the ADA does not create a loophole to NRC fitness-for-duty and security regulations. On August 15, for the first time, a US court of appeals ruled that the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC’s)...more

Supreme Court Strikes Middle Ground on Pregnancy Accommodation

The decision in Young v. UPS revives discrimination claims but takes a dim view of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s 2014 Pregnancy Guidelines....more

Paid Sick Leave Laws Enacted in U.S. State and Local Elections

Following a nationwide trend, voters in Massachusetts; Oakland, California; Trenton, New Jersey; and Montclair, New Jersey, approved ballot initiatives enacting paid sick time laws....more

11/11/2014  /  Employee Rights , Paid Leave , Sick Leave

Employers: How Prepared Are You for Ebola?

Rapidly changing circumstances raise workplace questions. The Ebola epidemic in 2014 has already been confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as the worst in history. The extent of this outbreak is...more

EEOC Issues Pregnancy Discrimination Enforcement Guidance

The guidance was issued over steep objection from two commission members and raises questions about its statutory authority and timing....more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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