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Maryland Adopts New Sexual Harassment Protections

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

With the Maryland Legislature’s passage of the Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act of 2018, SB1010, Maryland employers will face new restrictions in drafting, renewing, or extending employment agreements....more

Fox News Executive Not a Faithless Servant, Despite Allegations of Sexual Harassment

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

In a recent Commercial Division decision, Pozner v Fox Broadcasting Company, (2018 NY Slip Op 28102 [Sup Ct, NY County Apr. 2, 2018]), Justice Saliann Scarpulla declined to extend the application of the faithless servant...more

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

50 States, 50 Sexual Harassment Training Requirements

Coming soon to a nation near you. New York State and New York City have enacted laws that require employers to provide sexual harassment training, joining California, Connecticut, and Maine....more

Update: New York State Passes Budget, Creates New Sexual Harassment Obligations For Employers

On April 12, 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a 2019 New York budget implementing the provisions of S-7848A (the “Budget”). Beyond the obligations created by S-7848A, which we summarized in a previous post, the...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

[Webinar] When #MeToo Means #YouToo: What to do when you're in the sexual harassment hot seat - May 2nd, 1:00pm CT

The #MeToo movement has many employers uncertain about the best ways to protect themselves from sexual harassment complaints and the right way to respond after a complaint has been made. This seminar will explore how our...more

NYC Leaps to Cutting Edge of #MeToo Movement

On April 11, 2018, the New York City Council passed the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act (the “Act”), a comprehensive package of legislation aimed at combating sexual harassment in the workplace and strengthening New York...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

New York City Council Passes the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act

The New York City Council has passed the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act (the “Act”), a package of bills aimed at addressing and preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. The legislation is now awaiting the signature...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

Following State’s Lead, New York City Council Passes “Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act”

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The New York City Council has passed, and Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign, a package of eleven bills—together referred to as the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act—that will require most private...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

Congress Acts to Expose Sexual Harassment — But Protects Itself and Other Surprising HR Consequences of 'Tax Reform'

by Lane Powell PC on

Elsewhere I have written about how the so-called “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” — enacted this past December under the banner of “Tax Reform” — altered relationships between employers and employees. A closer look at three new...more

New York State And City Expand Anti-Harassment Requirements For Employers

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Both the New York State Legislature and the New York City Council recently adopted new legislation targeting sex discrimination and 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

Proto-Sexual Harasser Found!

This Paneb makes Harvey Weinstein look like a choirboy. An ancient Egyptian papyrus details allegations against Paneb, who among many other crimes, allegedly sexually harassed (to put it mildly) women in roughly 1200 B.C....more

II-31- The Changing 9 to 5 From 1980 to Today

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This episode flashes back to 1980's 9 to 5 workplace, and then goes back to the future to compare today's workplace of emoji harassment, a new game-changing overtime exemption rule, the 1st ever employer antitrust complaint...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

New York City Council Enacts Package of Bills to Combat Sexual Harassment

On Wednesday April 11, 2018, the New York City Council enacted a package of eleven bills, collectively titled the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act (the “Act”). The Act awaits final signature from the Mayor. Introduced to the...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

New York City Enacts Sexual Harassment Prevention Requirements

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

On April 11, 2018, the New York City Council enacted a package of legislation referred to as the “Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act,” described by the City Council as critical to creating safe workplaces in New York City. The...more

NY State of Mind: New State and City Laws (Part 4)

by Reed Smith on

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts concerning recent employment law developments in New York State and City: Legislation Update: New York State Legislature Passes Sweeping Anti-Sexual Harassment Legislation...more

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