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New York Response to #MeToo: New Laws Target Sexual Harassment

Sweeping new legislation in New York aims to prevent and shine light on sexual harassment. New York State employers will soon be prohibited from mandating arbitration of sexual harassment claims. They must also obtain...more

Wind of Change: MSHA’s Final Rule Governing Workplace Examinations for Metal and Nonmetal Mines Becomes Effective June 2, 2018

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The changes to MSHA’s workplace examination rule governing metal and nonmetal mines have garnered significant attention. Stakeholders fought back against the original proposed rulemaking, and MSHA delayed implementation three...more

Episode 37: How To Provide Meaningful Employment Training (…and Also Comply With NYC Law)

by Akerman LLP on

Matt welcomes long-time Akerman colleague and friend Samantha Abeysekera to discuss the “Stop Sexual Harassment In NYC Act” and whether other jurisdictions will adopt similar legislation mandating sex harassment training....more

Superstore: America Ferrera Tackles Big-Box Retail

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In Superstore, NBC has gifted us The Office-caliber employment law issues in a big-box retail setting. The show focuses on the fictional Cloud 9 Superstore in Missouri and its delightful staff of misfits, led by America...more

Heads Up, Employers: New York Reacts to the “Time’s Up” Movement by Expanding Protections against Sexual Harassment at Work

On April 12, 2018, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the 2018-2019 New York State budget, which imposes substantial new obligations on employers with respect to combating sexual harassment in the workplace....more

From Settlement Disclosures to Retaliation: A Summary of Sexual Harassment Legislation in 2018

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After a tumultuous 2017, federal, state, and local governments have spent the start of 2018 reconsidering their approach toward sexual harassment in the workplace. ...more

Don’t Stand So Close to Me: Ten California Sexual Harassment Bills to Watch

In tandem with the growing #MeToo movement, sexual harassment appears to be top of mind for California legislators in 2018. In the wake of Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby and the like, California has been flooded with an...more

Going "Green" with a Document Retention Policy

A Document Retention Policy Determines How Long and in What Format to Save Documents Just as I hung onto old strings after their usefulness was over, a company, also, can fall victim to keeping records so long that they...more

Recent New York State and New York City Anti-Sexual Harassment Legislation: Now What?

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have each signed new laws designed to combat workplace sexual harassment. Together, these new laws have resulted in sweeping...more

Is It “Time’s Up” For Arbitrating Employment Matters In New York?

by Dechert LLP on

In the wake of a strong public reaction to the “Time’s Up” and “#MeToo” movements, states across the country are enacting legislation aimed at expanding and bolstering sexual harassment and discrimination protections in the...more

NYC Adopts Sweeping New Sexual Harassment Laws

by Fisher Phillips on

On the heels of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a slate of legislation last week aimed at preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. Entitled the “Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act,” the...more

NYC Joins the #MeToo Movement with Sweeping Anti-Sexual Harassment Legislation

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

On May 9, 2018, New York City Mayor DeBlasio signed the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act (the “Act”), designed to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. Not to be outdone by the Governor’s budget bill, the Act imposes...more

What "operationalizing compliance" actually means—and why it matters.

by Broadcat on

Ever since the Department of Justice released the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs last year, folks have been talking about the concept of “operationalizing” compliance. And sometimes this is done thoughtfully,...more

Mayor de Blasio Signs Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act Into Law

On May 9, 2018, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act (the “Act”), which, as we previously reported, is a package of bills aimed at addressing and preventing sexual...more

Update: Mayor Bill de Blasio Signs into Law the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act

On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act (the “Act”), which we summarized in a previous post. In pertinent part, the Act provides as follows...more

Understanding Your Sexual Harassment Training Duties

by Verrill Dana LLP on

Multiple states (and some cities) have sexual harassment requirements for certain employers. Currently California, Connecticut, and Maine have training requirements in place and New York’s training requirement will take...more

Empire State Update: New York State’s and New York City’s Expansive New Sexual Harassment Laws

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed into law the 2018–2019 New York State budget, which includes components aimed at combating sexual harassment in the workplace that impose significant new obligations on private...more

UPDATED: New Laws in New York State & City on Workplace Sexual Harassment

by Genova Burns LLC on

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed several new laws imposing requirements on employers in New York State regarding sexual harassment. New York City employers will be subject to additional requirements, as Mayor Bill de...more

New York City Mandates Sexual Harassment Training and Expands Sexual Harassment Protections Under the Human Rights Law

by Epstein Becker & Green on

On May 9, 2018, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a series of bills addressing sexual harassment in the workplace. Four of these new laws significantly expand the obligations of many New York City-based employers to...more

New York City Enacts Expansive Sexual Harassment Prevention Laws

by Akerman LLP on

On the heels of New York State passing sweeping anti-sexual harassment protections, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation on May 9, 2018, making the City the latest jurisdiction to respond to the #MeToo...more

#MeToo Quiz!

How much do you really know, from an HR standpoint? It's time for another employment law quiz! I wanted to do one in honor of Mother's Day, but I couldn't top the one I did last year. (If you missed it then, here's the...more

Overtime Exemptions, Predictive Scheduling, Sex Harassment, and More: Major Developments on Some Key Issues Affecting Retail...

by Epstein Becker & Green on

Spring may have been slow to arrive in some parts of the country this year, but the courts, state legislatures, and government agencies have been moving full speed ahead. In April, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a potentially...more

New German Government's Plans for Labor and Employment Laws

by Littler on

On February 7, 2018, Germany's two ruling parties, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Social Democratic Party (SPD), agreed on a joint government and a 177-page coalition agreement. The employment-specific...more

Next Time Your Employee Requests FMLA Leave, Choose Sincerity with a Touch of Empathy

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

When it comes to administering FMLA, I’ll admit — I have grown cynical and hardened. Like a doctor who becomes desensitized to blood and guts, I, too, have become desensitized to an employee’s antics while on FMLA leave....more

Legislative Update: Sexual Harassment Training Bill Fails; Limits on Government NDAs Passes

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

It seemed that a bill requiring employers to conduct additional training on sexual harassment matters was a no-brainer to pass the General Assembly. After all, Senate Bill 132 passed 31-5 in the state Senate and in this...more

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