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  • Recent Appellate Decision Broadens Protections Against a Hostile Environment
    Recent Appellate Decision Broadens Protections Against a Hostile Environment

    The First Department, the state appellate court located in Manhattan, broadened protections for employees suffering a hostile work environment, particularly where the hostility creates a dangerous ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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