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HTMLNew York's Highest Court Has a New Associate Judge
Matthew S. Lerner, William T. O'Connell; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2016, previously published on February 10, 2016
On Monday, February 8, 2016, the New York State Senate confirmed Governor Andrew Cuomo’s nomination of U.S. attorney Michael Garcia to the New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court. The confirmation comes just weeks after the Senate confirmed Janet DiFiore as the...

 

HTMLBetter Late Than Never: U.S. and EU Regulators Reach Data Privacy Agreement
Aaron J. Aisen, Frederick J. Pomerantz; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2016, previously published on February 5, 2016
Officials from the United States and European Union havereached a tentative agreement regarding transfers of personal data by European individuals and businesses to the United States. As stated in the agreement, “This new framework will protect the fundamental rights of Europeans where their...

 

HTMLNew York's Highest Court Has a New Chief Judge
Meghan M. Brown, Matthew S. Lerner; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2016, previously published on January 25, 2016
On Thursday, January 21, 2016, the New York State Senate confirmed Governor Andrew Cuomo’s nomination of Janet DiFiore for the state’s next chief judge of the Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court. Chief Judge DiFiore was previously the Westchester County District Attorney,...

 

HTMLPennsylvania Court Strikes Down Lifetime Ban of Employees with Certain Convictions from Working in Nursing Homes
Caroline J. Berdzik, Melissa M. Ferrara; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 22, 2016, previously published on January 11, 2016
The Commonwealth Court in the case of Tyrone Peake et al. v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has invalidated a provision of the Older Adults Protective Services Act. The Act bars individuals accused of serious crimes, such as murder and rape, from being employed in health care facilities like nursing...

 

HTMLFinal Regulations Issued by the NJDOL for New Jersey Employers Regarding Ban the Box
Caroline J. Berdzik, Michael S. Katzen; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 14, 2016, previously published on January 5, 2016
Last month, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) released final regulations to further define some of the ambiguous terms contained in New Jersey’s “Ban the Box” law, titled the Opportunity to Compete Act (OTCA), which went into effect March 1,...

 

HTMLConstructive Discharge in the Federal Sector: When Does the Clock Start Ticking?
Madeline S. Baio, Caroline J. Berdzik; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 14, 2015, previously published on December 8, 2015
For private-sector employees filing discrimination charges, claims must be made to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within 180 days of the incident, although the time can be extended to as many as 300 days if the claim is pursued initially with a state or local agency. Federal...

 

HTMLNew York City Publishes Additional Guidance on Paid Sick Leave Law
Caroline J. Berdzik, Michael S. Katzen; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 14, 2015, previously published on December 7, 2015
Under New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act (Paid Sick Leave Law), employers with five or more employees must provide at least one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per year. Employers with fewer than five employees must provide sick leave on...

 

HTMLNYC’s "Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act" Prohibits Most Employment-Related Credit Checks
Caroline J. Berdzik, Michael S. Katzen; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 14, 2015, previously published on December 7, 2015
New York City’s Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act (SCDEA) amended the NYC Human Rights Law by making it an unlawful discriminatory practice for employers, labor organizations, and employment agencies to request or use the consumer credit history of an applicant or employee for the...

 

HTMLCommuter Benefits Law Takes Effect January 1, 2016 in NYC
Caroline J. Berdzik, Michael S. Katzen; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 14, 2015, previously published on December 7, 2015
Under NYC’s Commuter Benefits Law (CBL), for-profit and non-profit employers with 20 or more full-time, non-union employees in New York City must offer their full-time employees, in writing, the opportunity to use pre-tax income to purchase qualified transportation fringe benefits. A...

 

HTMLObesity: A Weighty Employment Issue
Madeline S. Baio, Caroline J. Berdzik; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 18, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2015
Despite the prevalence of obesity in this country, surprisingly there is no federal law that prohibits employment discrimination based on a person’s weight and only one state, Michigan, specifically makes weight discrimination illegal. Still, employers in every state should consider taking...

 


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