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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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  • "Thinly Veiled" Discriminatory Remarks Permitted to go to a Jury

    On May 21, 2020, a state appellate court in Manhattan reversed a lower court’s dismissal of a race discrimination case against Montefiore Medical Center. In Bateman v. Montefiore , 2020 N.Y. App. Div. ...

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  • EEOC Issues Storing Statement About National Origin and Race Discrimination During COVID-19 Pandemic
    EEOC Issues Storing Statement About National Origin and Race Discrimination During COVID-19 Pandemic

    EEOC Chair Janet Dhillon has issued a strong message on National Origin and Race Discrimination during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ms. Dhillon states: “Crises like the COVID-19 pandemic can bring out the ...

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  • Your Rights Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (
    Your Rights Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA")

    The federal government enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), which provides job-protected paid leave to employees affected by COVID-19. The law went into effect on April 1, ...

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