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Domestic Violence And The “Willoughby Moment”

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2017 was a remarkable year in many ways. In late Spring we watched one of America’s favorite entertainers tried for sexual assault. In October, prominent producer Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual assault by more than...more

Maryland's Paid Sick Leave Mandate Set to Take Effect This Month

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The Maryland Healthy Working Families Act is scheduled to go into effect on Feb. 11, 2018, making Maryland the ninth state to mandate paid sick leave for private employers. • The Act requires that Maryland employers with...more

New California Laws

1. California Salary History Ban - AB 168, which enacted California Labor Code Section 432.3, is intended to promote equal pay, particularly between men and women. In passing AB 168, which went into effect on January 1,...more

New Appellate Division Decision Outlines Procedures For Reconstructing The Record In DV Cases

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The Appellate Division recently issued a published (precedential) decision in the matter of G.M. v. C.V. providing some clarification on procedures that must be followed when a transcript is not available to serve as a record...more

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

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

Psychological Abuse Is a Form of Grave Harm Under the Hague Convention

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A team of Proskauer attorneys, on behalf of 12 leading non-profit organizations specializing in advocacy for victims of domestic violence, drafted an amicus brief in support of a mother seeking to uphold a district court’s...more

Are you compliant? A new year brings new laws impacting California employers

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In 2017, the California Legislature and Governor Jerry Brown were busy passing new laws that will impact employers across California this year. Although some took effect in 2017, most of the new laws impacting California...more

The Supremes Clarify The Legal Definition Of Harassment When It Comes To “Purely Expressive Activity”

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The word “harassment” is one of those terms I hear all the time as a family law attorney. I have had complaints from clients that their spouse made a mess of the house just to “harass” them. Or, I have had adversaries who...more

If Pain, Yes Gain — Part XLI: Prince George’s County, MD Passes Paid Safe Leave Ordinance

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Earlier this month Prince George’s County, MD passed a paid safe leave ordinance that is scheduled to go into effect in May 2018. The ordinance mandates that covered employers provide eligible employees...more

Top Ten Laws Affecting California Employers in 2018

by Nilan Johnson Lewis PA on

The California legislature and governor have had another busy year adding new laws and regulations for California employers. The changes hit virtually every aspect of the employment relationship – including applications,...more

Nevada Law Will Require Employers to Provide Leave to Employees Who Are Victims of Domestic Violence

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

A Nevada law going into effect on January 1, 2018, will require employers to provide 160 hours of leave to an employee who is a victim of domestic violence if the employee has worked for at least 90 days....more

New California Disability And Leave Laws – Are You Ready For 2018?

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

With the turn of the year comes a wave of new California disability and leave laws. Employers should review their existing policies and procedures to determine if they will be compliance with these new laws—many of which...more

Prince George's County, Maryland Enacts Paid "Safe" Time Law

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On December 12, 2017, Prince George’s County, Maryland enacted Bill Number CB-87-2017, which mandates that covered employees be allowed to accrue and use paid leave for absences connected to domestic violence, sexual assault,...more

Expansions To New York City’s Sick Time Law Coming In May 2018

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Employers in New York City will soon be required to provide protected time off to employees who are the victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking due to amendments to New York City’s Earned...more

The 12 days of California Labor & Employment Series – Day 4 “Domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking”

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

It’s the end of the year and while everyone is busy, employers in California should be aware of new laws and regulations that go into effect on January 1, 2018. In the spirit of the season, we are using the next “12 days of...more

Nevada Employers Prepare to Provide Leave for Domestic Violence Victims

In the new year, Nevada employers will be required to provide workplace protections for employees who are victims of domestic violence. Nevada Senate Bill 361, which was signed into law by Governor Brian Sandoval over the...more

Inability to Leave an Abusive Relationship Can Be a Basis for Asylum

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When can domestic violence form the basis of a successful asylum claim? A New York City immigration judge recently granted asylum to one of our pro bono clients who was found to have suffered past persecution on account of...more

De Pere Joins Wisconsin Municipalities With Nondiscrimination Ordinances

On November 21, 2017, the De Pere city council added to Wisconsin’s list of municipalities with local nondiscrimination ordinances. For employers, the De Pere ordinance creates a unique protected class in Wisconsin: victims...more

The future of work: pioneering health and safety professionals

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Addressing issues including mental wellbeing and workplace responses to domestic violence and sexual misconduct require multidisciplinary approaches. ...more

NYC Passes Amendment to Earned Sick Time Act to Include “Safe Time” for Domestic Violence Victims

by Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC on

On November 6, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law an amendment to the City’s administrative code which would afford leave time to victims of family offense matters, sexual offenses, stalking, and human...more

NYC Mayor de Blasio Signs Law Expanding Earned Sick Time Act to Include “Safe Time”

by Epstein Becker & Green on

On November 6, 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an amendment (“Safe Time Amendment” or “Amendment”) to New York City’s existing Earned Sick Time Act (“ESTA”) that will allow domestic violence and sexual assault survivors to...more

New Zealand Looking Set to Implement Domestic Violence Reform

by K&L Gates LLP on

A bill aimed at enhancing protections for victims of domestic violence in New Zealand has received strong cross party support this year. This means that the proposed changes, including a number of changes relating to...more

NYC Expands Sick Time Act to Offer Safe Time to Victims of Sexual Abuse, Stalking, and Human Trafficking

On November 6, 2017, Mayor de Blasio signed New York City Council legislation Int. 1313-2016 (also referred to as Int. 1313-A or the Earned Safe and Sick Time Act) into law, expanding the New York City Earned Sick Time Act....more

WPI State of the States: Lawmakers Keep Their Focus on Equal Pay Measures

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As the holiday season approaches, legislative activity at the state level is starting to slow down. The California General Assembly closed out its term, for example, giving employers a breather until January. Illinois’...more

Domestic Violence: A Report From The Data

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. And, earlier this month the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Court (“AOPC”) issued its summary of statistics related to this form of action. A note of history is in...more

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