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Big Trouble In The Big Apple: New York State And NYC Expand Sexual Harassment Laws

Call it the Weinstein effect. Or #MeToo and #TIMESUP momentum. New York State and New York City have passed sweeping laws aimed at preventing sexual harassment in the workplace and limiting the use of mandatory arbitration...more

Reaping Innovative Rewards With a Well-Sown NDA

Whether you are a recently forged startup or rapidly growing business venture, you likely have a strategy, technique, procedure, trade secret, or some other confidential information you hold dear to your success. ...more

“Times Up” for New York Employers – Governor Cuomo Signs Historic Anti-Harassment Legislation

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On April 12, 2018, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York State budget bill, which makes some big changes in the obligations of New York employers relative to sexual harassment. The new law has both...more

Washington Legislature Enacts Multiple Anti-Employer Statutes

In the recently concluded session, Washington legislators enacted numerous laws that will adversely affect employers of all sizes across the State. With so many changes, it is key that employers stay up to date and understand...more

Governor Cuomo Signs 2019 Budget Bill With Significant Provisions Addressing Workplace Sexual Harassment Claims

On April 12, 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York State 2019 Budget Bill (the “Budget”), which contains, among other things, provisions: • Requiring employers to adopt a sexual harassment prevention policy that...more

New Legislation Focused on Preventing Sexual Harassment Included in the 2019 New York State Budget

The unveiling of New York State’s 2019 budget made it clear that the state has maintained its focus on curbing sexual harassment in the workplace. Included in the legislation, which was delivered to the Governor on April 2,...more

Maryland Employers Must Adopt Stricter Sexual Harassment Policies

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Maryland’s Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act of 2018, which awaits Gov. Larry Hogan’s signature, imposes stricter waiver and disclosure requirements regarding sexual harassment on Maryland employers beginning...more

Maryland Senate and House Pass #MeToo Legislation

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

The Maryland General Assembly passed legislation in the final days of the 2018 session that was aimed at addressing some of the issues brought to light by the #MeToo movement. The Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace...more

[Webinar] Preparing for New York State and New York City’s New Sexual Harassment Prevention Mandates: What Employers Should...

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

New York State and New York City each have passed sweeping measures intended to combat harassment in the workplace. Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign the New York City Council’s legislation into law soon. Similarly,...more

New York State Employers Face Significant New Sexual Harassment Laws

by Fisher Phillips on

Employers operating in New York will soon face a raft of new sexual harassment laws. The state budget bill for the 2019 fiscal year approved by the New York State Legislature on March 31 and signed into law by Governor Andrew...more

Governor Cuomo Signs New York State Budget Anti-Harassment Provisions Into Law

On April 12, 2018, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York State budget, which, as we previously reported, includes several significant measures directed at both private and government employers regarding...more

Contract Corner: Is It Time for Form NDA Spring Cleaning?

by Morgan Lewis on

It is important to periodically review form agreements to ensure that the provisions that were favorable or represented your company’s position in the past continue to accurately protect your company’s interests....more

New York’s Budget Bill Creates New and Significant Obligations for Employers

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

Through the FY 2019 budget bill, New York’s lawmakers have taken on the headline-grabbing issues of sexual harassment in the workplace, mandatory arbitration, confidentiality, and the use of taxpayer funds to compensate...more

#MeToo Movement Creates Change in Tax Code

During the height of the #MeToo movement and in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Congress enacted a sweeping tax reform bill containing a provision intended to penalize businesses who settle claims involving sexual...more

State Budget Bill Amends Laws on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

by Harris Beach PLLC on

Early on Saturday, March 31, 2018, the New York State Legislature passed a budget bill that includes several changes and additions to workplace sexual harassment law. Governor Andrew Cuomo applauded the measure as the...more

Pending New York State and City Legislation Materially Impacts Employer Policies and Practices Concerning Workplace Sexual...

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

In the wake of national media coverage of sexual harassment claims and the #metoo movement, New York State and City lawmakers have proposed legislation placing more obligations on employers to address sexual harassment in the...more

Web Exclusive: March 2018: The Top 13 Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there were an unprecedented number of changes all through 2017. And if the first three months...more

The Defend Trade Secrets Act: Five Key Lessons

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Courts will refuse to grant trade secret protection under the Defend Trade Secret Act (DTSA) when an employer has not taken certain basic precautions to create and maintain the secrecy of the subject information. ...more

#MeToo Movement’s Impact on Nondisclosure Agreements or Clauses Covering Sexual Harassment

by Hogan Lovells on

Employers and employees entering into separation or settlement agreements have traditionally agreed to nondisclosure clauses that prohibit disclosure of the agreement or the circumstances leading to its execution. ...more

Connecticut Considers Requiring Legislative Approval of Agency Settlement Payments and Nondisclosure Agreements

by Murtha Cullina on

Weeks before the uproar over revelations that U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty paid her chief of staff a $5,000 severance package and signed a non-disclosure agreement concerning sexual harassment allegations made against him, the...more

District Court Grants Protection under DTSA Whistleblower Immunity for First Time

The Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently granted immunity under the whistleblower provision of the Defend Trade Secret Act in what appears to be the first decision of its kind under the new federal trade secret statute....more

New York State Budget Includes Workplace Anti-Sexual Harassment Measures

The New York State Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo have reached agreement on a $168 billion budget deal for the 2019 fiscal year, which began on April 1, 2018. The budget includes several significant measures directed...more

In a Nod to the #MeToo Movement, New York Legislature Passes Comprehensive Anti-Sexual Harassment Legislation

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The New York Legislature has passed, and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is expected to sign, a bill that will, among other things, prohibit all employers from requiring employees to arbitrate claims of sexual...more

Deducting Attorneys’ Fees Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “2017 Act”) purports to bring broadly lower tax rates to most U.S. individuals and companies; however, it does so at the expense of clear tax policy objectives in many areas. That lack...more

New York Legislature Passes Significant Changes to Laws Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

As part of the 2018-2019 New York State Budget, the Governor and the Legislature have agreed to legislation aimed at combating sexual harassment in the workplace (Part KK of S7507-C). The legislation, including the...more

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