Proskauer - Law and the Workplace

Firm Profile: Proskauer Rose LLP
Eleven Times Square
(Eighth Avenue & 41st Street)
New York, NY 10036-8299, United States
Phone: 212.969.3000
Fax: 212.969.2900
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Are You Prepared for the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act to Go Into Effect on April 1?

As the April 1, 2018 effective date of the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“MPWFA”) draws near, it is time to ensure that company policies and practices are in compliance with the new law. Within the last few…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Massachusetts Attorney General Issues Guidance on Updated Pay Equity Law

The Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General recently issued guidance on the new amendments to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (“MEPA”), effective July 1, 2018. Although the guidance is extremely detailed and should be…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Sixth Circuit Holds Discrimination Based on Transgender Status is Prohibited Under Title VII

In a unanimous decision in EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc., a three-judge Sixth Circuit panel has held that discrimination on the basis of transgender status is “necessarily” discrimination on the basis of sex and…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

DOL's “New” PAID Self-Reporting Program of Questionable Value to Employers

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division announced the upcoming launch of a “new” pilot program called the Payroll Audit Independent Determination program (“PAID”). Under PAID, employers can come…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

NYC Council to Consider Series of Bills Aimed at Addressing Workplace Sexual Harassment

The New York City Council will consider a series of bills aimed at preventing and addressing workplace sexual harassment, both in the private sector and in city agencies. The eleven bills, collectively titled the Stop Sexual…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Second Circuit Rules Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Prohibited Under Title VII

In an en banc decision in Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc., the Second Circuit has become the latest federal appeals court to hold that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is prohibited sex discrimination under…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Austin, Texas Enacts Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law

The Austin, Texas City Council has enacted a paid sick and safe leave ordinance, becoming the first southern city to pass such a law for private sector employees. The ordinance will take effect on October 1, 2018 for employers…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

[Podcast]: Severance Pay Plans & ERISA

In this benefits law edition of The Proskauer Brief, senior counsel Anthony Cacace and partner Robert Projansky discuss how severance plans can be subject to ERISA. We will discuss the key advantages of having severance pay…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Massachusetts Legislature Considers Prohibiting Mandatory Arbitration of Employment Claims

A bill prohibiting mandatory arbitration of employment-related claims, introduced in late 2017 before the Massachusetts House of Representatives, continues to gain traction in early 2018. The bill (House Bill 4058), which…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Unused Sick Time Does Not Count as Wages under Massachusetts Wage Act

On January 29th, Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court held that accrued, unused sick time does not count as wages under state employment law, as employment lawyers in Massachusetts had previously anticipated…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

2017 Form EEO-1 Survey Now Available

Yesterday, the 2017 EEO-1 Survey became available. Private employers with 100 or more employees and federal government contractors or subcontractors with 50 or more employees and a contract/subcontract of $50,000 or more must…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Amendment to New York City Human Rights Law Mandates Employers to Engage in “Cooperative Dialogue” with Employees Seeking an Accommodation

The New York City Council voted last month to amend the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) to explicitly require that covered entities engage in “cooperative dialogue” with those persons who may be entitled to a…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

New Jersey Enacts State Anti-Discrimination Protections for Breastfeeding

Newly enacted amendments to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) have expanded state anti-discrimination protections in the workplace, housing, and in public accommodations to include individuals who are…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

[Podcast]: Laws Governing Background Checks for Employers

In this episode of The Proskauer Brief, senior counsel Harris Mufson and associate Michelle Gyves discuss the main laws governing background checks for employers. We will discuss how employers can utilize the federal Fair Credit…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Maryland Senate Overrides Governor’s Veto of Paid Sick Leave Law

On Friday, January 12, 2018, the Maryland Senate voted 30-17 to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (the “Act”) which passed the Maryland General Assembly last year. The Maryland…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law
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