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NYC Expands Definition of "Sexual Orientation" for Employment Discrimination Purposes

New York, and in particular New York City, has long been at the forefront of protecting LGBT residents from employment discrimination . New York City's Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) already prohibits employers from discriminating against an employee on the basis of sex or ...

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Blog posts in January, 2018

  • FAQs for Employees About New York's New Paid Leave Law

    As of January 1, 2018, just about all private employers in New York are now required to offer paid family leave to their eligible employees. This is a ...

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  • Can My Ex-Boss Badmouth Me if I Signed a Confidentiality Agreement?

    Many New York employers try to conceal acts of illegal employment discrimination by convincing employees to sign severance agreements that contain ...

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  • Employment Discrimination and "Essential" Job Functions

    There are a number of employment laws that protect a worker's right to maintain his or her job despite a temporary or permanent disability, including ...

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  • How Tip Credits Affect the Rights of NY Restaurant Workers

    Overtime and wage hour violations are rampant in New York's restaurant industry. A common problem is the misapplication of the tip credit. While all ...

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  • How "Administrative Exhaustion" Affects Your Employment Discrimination Claim

    One legal concept that often confuses individuals alleging employment discrimination is “administrative exhaustion.” This refers to the unique nature ...

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  • Surveys Show Sex Discrimination Remains a Major Problem for Women

    Sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination are everyday issues for women in all New York workplaces. Women in the fields of science, ...

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  • Do Targeted Job Ads Violate Age Discrimination Laws?

    Do Targeted Job Ads Violate Age Discrimination Laws? Employment discrimination often starts with the advertisements employers use to attract potential ...

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  • Will the New Tax Legislation Affect My Employment Status?

    Will the New Tax Legislation Affect My Employment Status? There is a lot of confusion surrounding the tax reform package recently passed by Congress ...

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  • FDNY Faces New Race Discrimination Allegations

    Race discrimination is sadly not limited to the private sector. Many high-profile New York agencies have had to deal with a history of discriminatory ...

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