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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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  • The Americans With Disabilities Act Turns 30
    The Americans With Disabilities Act Turns 30

    This year marks the 30 th anniversary of a major milestone in our nation’s history – the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“the “ADA”). Banning discrimination on the basis of disability ...

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  • New York State Court Issues Groundbreaking Decision Nullifying an Arbitration Agreement in a Sexual Harassment Case
    New York State Court Issues Groundbreaking Decision Nullifying an Arbitration Agreement in a Sexual Harassment Case

    On July 10, 2020, Justice Luis L. Nock issued an order denying a motion to compel arbitration in a sexual harassment case. Behind this dry description lies a groundbreaking decision that represents a ...

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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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