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  • EEOC and COVID-19 Vaccination Policies
    EEOC and COVID-19 Vaccination Policies

    On Wednesday, December 16, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued much-anticipated guidance regarding the COVID-19 vaccine as it pertains to the workplace. Vaccination ...

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  • Discrimination – Even Over Zoom
    Discrimination – Even Over Zoom

    While working remotely now appears to be here to stay, misconduct in the wake of Zoom meetings is becoming more commonplace. More subtle forms of harassment and discrimination are creeping into ...

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  • Second Circuit Upholds Plaintiff's Jury Verdict in a Sexual Harassment Case
    Second Circuit Upholds Plaintiff's Jury Verdict in a Sexual Harassment Case

    The Second Circuit, in Legg v. Ulster County , 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 34095 (2d Cir. Oct. 2020), refused to vacate a jury’s verdict in favor of four female employees of the Ulster County Jail. The women ...

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  • New York State Enacts Paid Sick Leave Law
    New York State Enacts Paid Sick Leave Law

    New York State now requires all employers to provide sick leave to its employees. The New York State Sick Leave (NYSSL) law went into effect on September 30, 2020 but employees will not be able to ...

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  • In Memorium of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg
    In Memorium of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

    On Friday, September 18, 2020, the legal community lost a guiding light. Throughout her entire career, Justice Ginsberg fought for the law to achieve its promise of equality and fairness. Nowhere was ...

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  • The House of Representatives Passes the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
    The House of Representatives Passes the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

    On Thursday, September 17, 2020, the United States House of Representatives passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act by a surprisingly bi-partisan majority. The bill would require companies with more ...

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