Five years after New York City began requiring employers to provide accommodations for employees expressing breast milk at work and adopt lactation accommodation policies with very specific provisions, New York State has added its own law on the s... Read More..
New Jersey employers planning their headcount allocation and staff augmentation for the late summer and fall should be mindful of the significant new employment law protections that temporary workers in the state will have. The New Jersey Tempora... Read More..
Small businesses that use LinkedIn, Indeed or any online platform to recruit for positions must be wary of the ways in which they can easily pull themselves into the requirements of New York City’s new rules related to AI in hiring. This is possi... Read More..
Are your managers familiar with the organization’s overlapping obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? Time and again, I see managers conflate the two, and thereby create liability issu... Read More..
Breastfeeding protections have gone mainstream. Through the magic of a budget spending bill, nursing employees in workplaces throughout the country now have legal protections that will afford them break time and access to spaces outside of toilet... Read More..
Led by the rationale proffered by legislatures in support of pay transparency laws, I have been thinking about them from the wrong perspective. Promoted as a means of closing the gender wage gap, I have been vocal in my criticisms that the laws w... Read More..
I write a lot of policies. They come with the advisory work that I do, and I also gravitate toward those types of projects. In doing that work, one of my frustrations has been the increasing degree to which legislatures are imposing new legal ob... Read More..
In yet another example of laws blurring the distinction between employees and independent contractors, organizations need to beware that the prohibitions on confidentiality and nondisparagement agreements embodied in the federal Speak Out Act and ... Read More..