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NY State of Mind: New State and City Laws (Part 1) – NYC’s Salary History Ban

by Reed Smith on

This is the first in a series of blog posts concerning recent employment law developments in New York State and City: On October 31, 2017, NYC’s salary history ban took effect (Int. 1253-2016). With limited exception, this...more

What Employers Need To Know About NYC’S New Ban On Inquiries Into Salary History

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

As we reported back in April 2017, New York City Council enacted an amendment to the New York City Human Rights law that prohibits New York City employers from asking about a job applicant’s salary, benefits, or other...more

Are You Ready To Comply With The NYC Pay History Ban?

by Cole Schotz on

On October 31, 2017, the New York Salary History Law (the “Law”) goes into effect, making it illegal for employers to inquire about a prospective job applicant’s salary history or to rely on that history during the hiring...more

New York City Publishes Guidance on New Salary History Law

by Morgan Lewis on

The New York City Commission on Human Rights’ new publications clarify legislation prohibiting employers from asking New York City job applicants about their past compensation and benefits....more

NYC Issues Additional Guidance On Upcoming Salary Inquiry Prohibitions

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Effective October 31, 2017, New York City employers generally may not inquire about or rely upon a job applicant’s salary history in making employment decisions. The New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYCCHR)...more

Rules Interpreting NYC “Ban the Box” Law Take Effect on August 5, 2017

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Earlier this year, the New York City Commission on Human Rights (the “Commission,” or “NYCCHR”) promulgated a set of rules (the “Rules,” available here) relating to employers’ duties under the Fair Chance Act (the “FCA,” or...more

NYC Law Prohibits Employers from Asking Job Applicants for Salary History

by Wilson Elser on

New York City recently enacted a law prohibiting employers from asking about a job applicant’s salary history during all stages of the employment hiring process. The law, which was adopted on May 4, 2017, also prohibits an...more

NYC Prohibits Past Pay Inquiries

by Fisher Phillips on

The New York City Council passed legislation yesterday that will prohibit employers from making inquiries regarding salary history during the hiring process, a measure aimed at addressing gender-based wage gaps. Under the new...more

NYCCHR Issues Info Card Regarding Discrimination Based on Gender Identity and Expression

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The New York City Commission on Human Rights has issued a Gender Identity and Expression “Info Card,” expanding on its recent enforcement guidance, and reminding covered entities that they must permit...more

Transgender Accommodation Issues at the Forefront of Employment and Education

by Genova Burns LLC on

Earlier this month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a new Fact Sheet, announcing its formal position on bathroom access rights for transgender employees. The Fact Sheet provides employers with a...more

NYC Lays Down Law (And The Wave Of The Future?) On Gender Identity Discrimination

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

We have seen a veritable maelstrom of controversy surrounding transgender rights and other gender identity issues in the past year, and especially in the last several weeks, with everyone weighing in on the subject from...more

NYC Issues Guidance on Protections for Pregnant Employees

On May 6, 2016, the New York City Commission on Human Rights issued guidance that defines what constitutes pregnancy discrimination under the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL), and provides clear examples of when and...more

Mayor de Blasio Signs New Laws Strengthening NYC’s Human Rights Law

On Monday, March 28, 2016, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed several bills (Intros 814-A, 818-A, and 819) amending the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”). The amendments strengthen employee protections by changing existing...more

The New York City Commission on Human Rights Doubles Penalties Collected in 2015

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

The New York City Commission on Human Rights (“NYCCHR”) recently announced that it collected $1.4 million in penalties in 2015, which is double the amount collected in 2014. Carmelyn P. Malalis joined the NYCCHR in February...more

New York City Issues Proposed Rules Related to the Fair Chance Act

On February 16, 2016, the New York City Commission on Human Rights issued proposed rules related to the city’s Fair Chance Act (FCA)—the restrictive ban-the-box law that went into effect in October of 2015 and prohibits...more

NYCCHR Publishes Proposed Amendments to Fair Chance Act

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

The New York City Commission on Human Rights (“NYCCHR”) has published proposed amendments to the Fair Chance Act (“FCA”), which prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of criminal history against job applicants and...more

Overview of Proposed Fair Chance Act Rules

As mentioned in our recent post, the New York City Commission on Human Rights is proposing to amend its rules to establish various definitions and clarify certain requirements under the Fair Chance Act.  Key aspects of the...more

The New York City Commission On Human Rights Becomes The First And Only Anti-Discrimination Agency In A Major U.S. City To Provide...

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Commissioner and Chair of the New York City Commission on Human Rights Carmelyn P. Malalis announced on February 9, 2016 that the Commission would begin accepting requests for and issue U and T...more

NYC Commission on Human Rights Proposes Fair Chance Act Rules

On February 16, 2016, the New York City Commission on Human Rights (the “Commission”) published a Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment on its proposal to amend its rules to establish certain definitions and...more

NYC Offers Guidance on Avoiding Discrimination Based on Gender Identity

by Morgan Lewis on

The guidance may help employers nationally comply with the trend toward protecting transgender individuals’ rights. Despite their increasingly positive representation in US media and culture (e.g., Caitlyn Jenner and the...more

New York City Human Rights Law Expanded To Protect Caregivers

The New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) forbids employment discrimination on the basis of a number of protected characteristics, such as age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender (including gender identity and...more

The NYC Commission on Human Rights Issues Sweeping Guidance Related to its Long-Standing Gender Discrimination Prohibition

On December 21, 2015, the New York City Commission on Human Rights (the “Commission”) issued enforcement guidance (the “Guidance”) regarding discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression. The Guidance explains...more

NYC Human Rights Commission Takes Expansive View of Gender ID Discrimination

The New York City Commission on Human Rights has just released a Human Rights Legal Enforcement Guidance on Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Expression. The Guidance defines eight categories of discriminatory...more

NYC Commission on Human Rights Issues Guidelines on Transgender Discrimination

On December 21, 2015, the New York City Commission on Human Rights issued new enforcement guidelines regarding discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression. While the City Council added transgender protections...more

New York City Commission on Human Rights Releases Enforcement Guidance on Gender Identity and Expression Discrimination (NYC...

New York City is finishing off a strong year on the employment law front. Earlier this year, the City Council passed laws that banned the box and all but eliminated credit checks. It also passed a law requiring employers to...more

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