Yearly Archives: 2015

Women’s Equality Agenda Expands Protection For Women In The Workplace – Part V

This is the fifth and final entry in a series of articles on the employment protections that are now law as part of the Women’s Equality Agenda, a series of eight bills signed by Governor Cuomo on October 21, 2015.

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Women’s Equality Agenda Expands Protection For Women In The Workplace – Part IV

This is the fourth in a series of articles on the employment protections that are now law as part of the Women’s Equality Agenda, a series of eight bills signed by Governor Cuomo on October 21, 2015. Part I may

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Women’s Equality Agenda Expands Protection For Women In The Workplace – Part III

This is the third in a series of articles on the employment protections that are now law as part of the Women’s Equality Agenda, a series of eight bills signed by Governor Cuomo on October 21, 2015. Part I may

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Posted in Employment Law, Pregnancy Discrimination

Women’s Equality Agenda Expands Protection For Women In The Workplace – Part II

This is the second in a series of articles on the employment protections that are now law as part of the Women’s Equality Agenda, a series of eight bills signed by Governor Cuomo on October 21, 2015. Part I may

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Women’s Equality Agenda Expands Protection For Women In The Workplace – Part I

Today New York State Andrew Cuomo signed a package of eight bills which comprise the Women’s Equality Agenda. The bills all have the purpose of advancing women’s rights in the State of New York. The act contains several provisions that

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Will Other Workers Get a Fair Shake Like Tom Brady?

Earlier this week Federal District Judge Richard Berman vacated NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s arbitration award that upheld a suspension of New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady for four regular season games.  The NFL had suspended Brady due to his alleged

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Wage Board Recommends $15.00 Minimum Wage For Fast Food Workers

The New York State Fast Food Wage Board has issued a series of resolutions recommending that the minimum wage for fast food workers be increased to fifteen dollars an hour. The New York State Minimum Wage Act establishes a minimum

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Department of Labor Issues Administrator’s Interpretation To Combat Worker Misclassification

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires the payment of minimum wage and overtime to employees. Many employers circumvent the law by classifying workers as “independent contractors.” On July 14th, the United States Department of Labor (“the Department”) issued an

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Changes to Overtime Regulations Are Coming

Today the Department of Labor issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would extend overtime protections to an estimated 5 million white collar workers.  The proposed rulemaking affects the Department’s regulations concerning the Executive, Administrative, and Professional exemptions under the

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Motive Without Knowledge – EEOC v. Abercrombie and Fitch

Samantha Elauf, a teenager and an observant Muslim, applied to work for retailer Abercrombie & Fitch. When she interviewed for the position she received a “qualified rating.” There was just one problem. Ms. Elauf, in accordance with her religious beliefs,

Posted in Employment Law, Religious Discrimination