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New York’s Laws Protecting Job Safety for Domestic Violence Survivors

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New York Job Safety for Domestic Violence Survivors

New York recently implemented additional job protection for survivors of domestic violence.

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COVID-19 and Returning to Work

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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 their employees’ safety during this on-going pandemic.

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New York Employment Law in the Age of COVID-19

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COVID-19 is changing employment law

Over the last two months, the COVID-19 pandemic has tremendously impacted life as we know it. In particular, the pandemic has caused economic uncertainty and has forced state governments to issue stay-at-home orders, forcing businesses to furlough and/or lay off millions of employees.

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3 Questions about Workplace Surveillance

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Employment Law and Workplace Surveillance

Everyone is entitled to a certain level of privacy, but a reasonable expectation of privacy varies based on where you are and what you are doing. For instance, what’s reasonable in your own home is different from when you are riding a public bus or sitting in a restaurant.

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OSHA “Repeals” Obama-era Safety Rule

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OSHA Rule Appealed

On January 25, the Trump administration officially repealed sections of an Occupational Health and Safety Administration (“OSHA”) rule enacted by the Obama administration regarding the tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses.

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Retail Safety and the Holiday Season

It’s the time of year when retail workers are challenged the most. Dealing with sale-hungry shoppers during the busiest shopping season, not to mention working extended hours, can really put a strain on an employee.

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