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. New York State adds paid family leave and raises the minimum wage, while New York City amends its Human Rights Law, and new court decisions set the time clock for constructive discharge claims and find an HR Director can be personally liable under the FMLA.

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