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  • New York City Appeals Court Confirms That Employers Must Engage in Rigorous Interactive Process
    New York City Appeals Court Confirms That Employers Must Engage in Rigorous Interactive Process

    When an employee faces challenges due to a disability, the law requires that the employer engage in an “interactive process” to find a way to accommodate that disability. The First Department, an ...

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  • Can Employers Require COVID-19 Testing?
    Can Employers Require COVID-19 Testing?

    In its latest guidance, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has stated that businesses can't make workers take tests that detect COVID-19 antibodies without violating the Americans with ...

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  • As New York Plans to Enter Phase 2, What Can Employees Expect When They Return to Work
    As New York Plans to Enter Phase 2, What Can Employees Expect When They Return to Work

    What can New York City employees expect when they return to work in the coming weeks? The answer is easy…they can expect a whole new world. Of course, some employers are going to continue to allow ...

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  • U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Title VII Protects Against LGBTQ Discrimination
    U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Title VII Protects Against LGBTQ Discrimination

    The word “landmark” does not begin to cover the impact that the Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County (June 15, 2020) will have on employment discrimination. In a 6-3 decision, the ...

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  • New York Repeals Civil Service Law §50-A, Making  it Easier to Obtain Complete Document Production
    New York Repeals Civil Service Law §50-A, Making it Easier to Obtain Complete Document Production

    On June 9, 2020, the New York State Legislature voted to strike down New York Civil Service Law §50-a as part of a broader effort to reform police practices in the wake of protests over the killing of ...

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  • Employee Safety as Workplaces Re-open During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Employee Safety as Workplaces Re-open During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every workplace in the United States and across the world. As a result, the rights of employees have never been more important. Employees have the unfettered right ...

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