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HTMLNew York City Expands Living Wage Law For City Contractors
Dino A. Bovell, Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 10, 2014, previously published on October 6, 2014
On September 30, 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Executive Order No. 7, “Living Wage For City Economic Development Projects,” which raises the city’s “living wage” (i.e., minimum wage) for certain employers that contract with the city or that receive...

 

HTMLNew York Legislature Repeals Annual Wage Theft Prevention Act Requirement
Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
During the flurry of activity in Albany prior to lawmakers’ summer hiatus, the New York State legislature approved a bill that will eliminate the onerous requirement of providing annual wage notices to all employees. As New York employers are aware, the existing New York Wage Theft Prevention...

 

HTMLNew York Legislature Passes Medical Marihuana Law
Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
Subject to signature by Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York is set to become the twenty-third state to legalize medical marihuana. Importantly, the New York legislation is limited to non-smokable forms of marihuana. Further, the bill is initially limited to persons with the following “severe...

 

HTMLRochester, New York Adopts “Ban the Box” Criminal Background Check Law
Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
Effective November 18, 2014, the City of Rochester, New York will join various states and municipalities around the country—including Buffalo, New York—that prohibit employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s prior criminal conviction on initial employment applications....

 

HTMLReminder: NYC Employers Must Provide Pregnancy Accommodation Notices To All Employees by May 30, 2014
Sonu Ray, Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 6, 2014, previously published on May 29, 2014
As we reported in our September 2013 eAuthority, the New York City Council amended the New York City Human Rights Law, effective January 30, 2014, to expand employee accommodation protection on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition. The new law also mandates that New...

 

HTMLNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Unveils His First State of the City Address and Budget
Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 6, 2014, previously published on February 27, 2014
On February 10, 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio gave his first State of the City address and, shortly thereafter, presented his first budget for consideration by the New York City Council.

 

HTMLNew York City’s New Administration Announces Proposed Changes to Impending Sick Leave Act
Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 5, 2014, previously published on January 31, 2014
As we covered in our June 2013 and December 2013 issues, New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act becomes effective on April 1, 2014. Yet, having barely been sworn into office, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced legislation to make the following...

 

HTMLReminder: New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Requires Annual Notices to All Employees Between January 1, 2014 and February 1, 2014
Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 6, 2014, previously published on December 30, 2013
The New York Wage Theft Prevention Act requires employers to provide annual wage notices to all employees no later than February 1, 2014.

 

HTMLCan Unpaid Interns Sue For Sexual Harassment? New York Court Says No Under City Law
P. Kramer Rice, Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2013, previously published on October 18, 2013
On October 3, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed an unpaid intern’s hostile work environment, quid pro quo sexual harassment, and retaliation claims brought under the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) and the New York City Human Rights Law...

 

HTMLNew York City Council Expands Protection Against Pregnancy Discrimination
Allison E. Ianni, Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 2, 2013, previously published on September 30, 2013
On September 24, 2013, the New York City Council unanimously passed an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) that expands prohibited discrimination in employment based on pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition. Under the existing NYCHRL, as well as Title VII of the...

 


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