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United States Supreme Court: Employers Prohibition of Discriminating Against Employees Due to Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the protections of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) cover individuals who are discriminated against because of their sexual orientation […]

What You Need to Know about New York’s Lactation Laws New lactation laws went into effect in March 2019 in New York City. The laws stipulate minimum requirements for employers and mandate that there be a written lactation room policy for employees. All employers are also required to create lactation rooms that would be available […]

Getting Fired because of Politics It is an election year, and primary season is upon us in New York. People across the state are becoming increasingly active in campaigning for the candidates that share their political beliefs, and are eager to engage with their friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers to promote candidates and platforms that […]


EEOC Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently unveiled new guidelines regarding federal anti-discrimination laws related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines address questions the organization has received about issues with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act (GINA), and Title VII and how COVID-19 affects […]

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Returning to Work as Businesses Reopen in New York As New York State begins to permit many non-essential businesses to reopen after months shut down to flatten the COVID-19 pandemic’s curve, many employees may fear returning to work amidst the on-going pandemic.  However, there are certain precautions an employer can take to attempt to ensure […]

Can I Be Fired for My Political Views?

Political Views and Employment The United States is gearing up for a big presidential election in 2020 and most people have strong opinions about the candidates. But can you voice those opinions in the workplace? The answer isn’t as simple as you might think. Though a lot of people share their political views while on […]

New York City Becomes the First Municipality in the Country to Ban Marijuana Testing of Job Applicants On May 10, 2019, the New York City Council’s bill prohibiting employers from drug testing prospective employees for marijuana and tetrahydrocannabinols (“THC,” the active ingredient in marijuana) was passed into law. The law, which is the first of […]

The Earned Sick Time Act in New York City As of May 5, 2018, the New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act permits employees paid time off, if they or their family members are victims of domestic violence. Such time off, referred to as “safe time” in the Act, may be utilized to address certain […]

New York Proposes Changes to Paid Time Off Rules Paid time off (PTO) is a term used to describe time employees are entitled to pay when they are away from work. PTO is sometimes categorized more specifically as sick time or vacation time or by other similar terms, but this is becoming increasingly less popular. […]

Were you Wrongfully Terminated? Job termination is a fact of life. Employees are let go all the time and in many cases, the reasons for termination are justified. A company might cut back and implement layoffs or a specific employee might fail to meet his or her obligations regarding the job. In some cases, it’s […]


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