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Quarterly News Alert, Serving Employers in NY, NJ and CT

Fall 2016

EEOC updates Retaliation Guidance; new federal regulations impact government contractors; SEC cracks down on terms of severance agreements; Connecticut laws limit non-competes and ban the box on criminal history; Read More

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Summer 2016

Federal government adds trade secret protection and doubles the salary threshold for exemption from overtime eligibility; additional regulations and guidance expand federal contractor obligations to prevent sex discrimination (very broadly defined), require new practices on reporting and preventing workplace injuries, and clarify disability accommodations through leaves of absence. Read More

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Spring 2016

New York City protects employees with any caregiver responsibilities, while federal, state and city government agencies expand employee rights in interpreting joint-employment status, interpreting paid sick leave and ban-the-box laws, and eliminating gender distinctions in business policies and practices. Read More

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Fall 2015

Wage law changes predominate with new state and local laws to enforce payment obligations, as well as new court and federal administrative agency decisions on wage issues; plus discrimination protections are further expanded, NYC limits criminal history checks and federal agencies issue new pronouncements. Read More

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Summer 2015

U.S. Supreme Court expands pregnancy protections, addresses religious practice and limits EEOC authority; employee privacy rights enhanced by new Connecticut law on personal online activity and New York City law on credit checks. Read More

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