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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

HTMLPresident Obama Bans the Box in Federal Employment
Caroline J. Berdzik, Dove A. E. Burns, Stacey L. Pitcher; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 13, 2015, previously published on November 3, 2015
On Monday, November 2, 2015, President Obama announced the federal government is joining the long list of large employers, 19 states, and more than 100 cities and municipalities that currently “ban the box” on employment applications. The President outlined several ideas to improve the...

 

HTMLEEOC Proposal Allows Employers to Seek Genetic Information as Part of Wellness Programs
Caroline J. Berdzik, Dove A. E. Burns, Stacey L. Pitcher; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 13, 2015, previously published on November 3, 2015
On Friday, October 30, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) proposed new regulations aimed at ensuring employer wellness programs comport with Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). The popularity of such wellness programs has increased in recent years, with...

 


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