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Allison Martin Law and the Workplace Proskauer Rose …

Details: Allison Martin is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department. Allison’s practice includes a wide range of employment litigation matters at the state and federal levels, including employment discrimination arising under Title VII and similar state statutes, retaliation claims, and wage-and-hour issues.

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Allan Bloom Law and the Workplace Proskauer Rose Law …

Details: Allan Bloom. [email protected] View full bio. Allan S. Bloom is a nationally recognized trial lawyer and advisor who represents management in a broad range of employment and labor law matters. As a litigator, Allan has successfully defended a number of the world’s leading companies against claims for unpaid wages, employment

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Philippe A. Lebel Law and the Workplace Proskauer Rose

Details: Philippe (Phil) A. Lebel represents employers in all aspects of employment litigation, including wage and hour, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, trade secrets, and breach of contract litigation, in both the single-plaintiff and class-action context, at both the trial and appellate level, and before administrative agencies.

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Coronavirus Law and the Workplace

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Rachel Therese Gulotta Law and the Workplace …

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Esther Pak Law and the Workplace Proskauer Rose Law Firm

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Leaves of Absences Law and the Workplace

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OSHA To Issue Emergency Temporary Standard Requiring Large

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Virginia Becomes First State To Pass Permanent …

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Katharine Parker Law and the Workplace Proskauer Rose

Details: By Allan Weitzman, Jurate Schwartz and Katharine Parker on December 31, 2015 Posted in Wage and Hour. The Colorado Wage Protection Act, which amended the existing Colorado Wage Act, § 8-4-101, et seq., governs payment of wages for work performed in Colorado. The Act became effective on January 1, 2015, and is enforced by the Colorado Division

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Mark W. Batten Law and the Workplace Proskauer Rose Law Firm

Details: Mark represents employers nationwide at all stages of complex employment litigation, including class and collective actions on wage and hour matters and discrimination claims. Ranked by Chambers USA, Mark is hailed as “a fabulous lawyer, handling interesting and complex cases.” Clients “highly recommend him to anyone seeking litigation

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New York State Passes Significant Amendments to the HERO

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Federal Court Says Document Review By Contract Attorney Is

Details: Federal Court Says Document Review By Contract Attorney Is Exempt Work. On December 30, 2015, a federal district court in Manhattan ruled that a temporary contract attorney was not entitled to overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act or the New York Labor Law for the time he spent assisting in a large document review.

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Fact Sheets for Employers and Applicants Issued on NYC

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New Guidance on “Use It or Lose It” Vacation Policies in

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New Maryland COVID-19 Workplace Safety Law

Details: New Maryland COVID-19 Workplace Safety Law. UPDATE : As of July 1, 2021, the state of emergency in Maryland has ended, which, per the terms of the law, means the employer requirements in the Maryland Essential Workers’ Protection Act should no longer be in effect. If Maryland’s Governor reinstates the state of emergency order, the

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Eleventh Circuit Holds the ADA Does Not Mandate

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Biden Administration Coverage Law and the Workplace

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Jackie Dorn Law and the Workplace Proskauer Rose Law Firm

Details: Jackie Dorn. [email protected] View full bio. Jacqueline M. Dorn is an Associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department, and a member of the Employment Law Counseling & Training Group, as well as the Accessibility & Accommodations Group. Her practice focuses on the representation and counseling of employers in all areas of employment and

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Class/Collective Action Law and the Workplace

Details: On August 14, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) held that employers may require employees to waive their right to join class and collective actions – even after a claim has been filed in court – without running afoul of federal labor law. Cordua Restaurants, Inc., Cases 16-CA-160901, 16-CA-161380, 16-CA-170940, and

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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court OK’s Attorneys’ Fees

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Jacob P. Tucker Law and the Workplace Proskauer Rose Law

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New York Minimum Salary for Exemption and Minimum Wage To

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Workplace Policies and Procedures Law and the Workplace

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New York City Extends Human Rights Law Protections and

Details: Effective January 11, 2020, the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) has been amended to expand protections under the law to freelancers and independent contractors. Significantly, this includes the requirement that certain contractors now complete annual sexual harassment prevention training in the same manner as covered employees.

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Vermont Becomes the Fifth State with a Paid Sick Leave Law

Details: Vermont is the fifth state to adopt a paid sick leave law, following Connecticut, California, Massachusetts, and Oregon. The law will be effective on January 1, 2017. While the law takes effect on January 1, 2017, employers with five or fewer employees who are employed for an average of 30 hours or more per week will not be subject to the law

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Illinois Governor Signs Restrictive Covenant Bill Into Law

Details: Illinois Governor Signs Restrictive Covenant Bill Into Law. On August 13, 2021, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law an amendment to the Illinois Freedom to Work Act (820 ILCS § 90), which imposes restrictions on the use of non-competition and non-solicitation (employee and customer) restrictive covenants for Illinois employees.

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Posts Law and the Workplace

Details: By Steven J. Pearlman, Edward Young and Dakota D. Treece on August 19, 2021 Posted in Workplace Policies and Procedures. On August 13, 2021, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law an amendment to the Illinois Freedom to Work Act (820 ILCS § 90), which imposes restrictions on the use of non-competition and non-solicitation (employee

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Hiring/Background Checks Law and the Workplace

Details: By Edward Young, H. Ren Morris and Steven J. Pearlman on August 5, 2019 Posted in Hiring/Background Checks, Wage and Hour, Workplace Policies and Procedures. On July 31, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law House Bill 834 (the “Bill”), which amends the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 (“IEPA”) to prohibit employers from

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OSHA Issues New Workplace Safety Guidance Regarding COVID

Details: OSHA’s newest guidance, titled “Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace”, is also only advisory. The guidance imposes no new legal obligations on employers, though it outlines existing mandatory safety and health standards. The DOL’s news release announcing the new guidance, as

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Responding to COVID-19: Illinois Specific Considerations

Details: Responding to COVID-19: Illinois Specific Considerations For Employers. The State of Illinois has taken strong measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Recognizing the impact of COVID-19 on the State of Illinois, on March 20, 2020, the Governor first issued …

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Wage and Hour Law and the Workplace

Details: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued two new opinion letters on January 8, 2021, bringing the number of “lame duck” wage and hour opinion letters—issued since Election Day 2020—to six. In FLSA2021-1, WHD determined that account managers at a life sciences manufacturer qualify for the FLSA’s

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New Arizona Independent Contractor Law Now In Effect Law

Details: New Arizona Independent Contractor Law Now In Effect. Arizona’s “ Declaration of Independent Business Status” law went into effect earlier this month. The new law, which appears to be the first of its kind, aims to provide independent contractors and the businesses that engage them greater certainty with respect to their employment status.

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Yoga Instructors Can Be Independent Contractors, Says NY

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Maximum Employee Contribution Rate

Details: As we recently reported, the New York Workers Compensation Board has issued revisions to its proposed rules for implementation of the New York Paid Family Leave Law (“PFLL”).Subsequently, on June 1, 2017, the New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) issued a statement setting forth the maximum employee contribution rate for PFLL coverage beginning January 1, 2018.

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Massachusetts Attorney General Issues Guidance on Updated

Details: Massachusetts Attorney General Issues Guidance on Updated Pay Equity Law. The Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General recently issued guidance on the new amendments to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (“MEPA”), effective July 1, 2018. Although the guidance is extremely detailed and should be reviewed in full, employers should take note

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Rebecca Fishbein Law and the Workplace Proskauer Rose

Details: By Evandro Gigante, Alex Downie and Rebecca Fishbein on June 15, 2021 Posted in Coronavirus. On June 12, 2021, a federal District Court in Texas in Bridges, et al v. Houston Methodist Hospital et al, Docket No. 4:21-cv-01774 (S.D. Tex. Jun 01, 2021) dismissed a case challenging a hospital’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for employees.

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New York State Issues Updated Reopening Guidance for

Details: ***June 16, 2021 Update: On June 15, Governor Cuomo announced that 70% of adult New Yorkers have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. As a result, the New York Forward industry guidance is now optional for offices, retail, food services, gyms, and other commercial settings. The guidance remains mandatory for large-scale indoor event venues, schools, public transit, …

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Chicago Expands Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Law and the

Details: Chicago Expands Paid Sick Leave Ordinance. Effective August 1, 2021, the City of Chicago’s Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance was amended to provide for additional uses of paid sick leave for eligible employees. Under the Amended Ordinance, an employee who works at least 80 hours for an employer within any 120-day period while

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New York Releases Guidance and FAQs on Statewide Paid Sick

Details: New York State has released an informal guidance page, including frequently asked questions, regarding the newly enacted statewide paid sick leave law, which took effect on September 30, 2020.. As we have previously reported, the law requires employers with New York employees to provide a certain amount of paid or unpaid sick leave to be used for certain medical and employee safety …

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Independent Contractor Law and the Workplace

Details: We’re 50 days into the Biden administration. Here’s an update on where things stand with respect to wage and hour law at the federal level: On March 11, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD)—as expected—announced its proposals to rescind the Trump-era rules on independent contractor classification and joint employment.

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Governor Cuomo Signs New York

Details: On April 12, 2018, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York State budget, which, as we previously reported, includes several significant measures directed at both private and government employers regarding sexual harassment in the workplace. The signing of the budget bills triggers the countdown to the effective dates of the various provisions, as follows:

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Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Becomes Law

Details: Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Becomes Law. On July 27, 2017 Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“MPWFA”), a bill which had unanimously passed in both the House and Senate. As discussed previously, the MPWFA (formerly H. 3816) ensures that pregnant workers or

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EEOC Releases Guidance on Employee Opioid Use and the ADA

Details: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has released new informal guidance directed at employees regarding use of opioids and employer obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). The EEOC also released a companion document for health care providers on helping patients who have used opioids to remain employed.. The guidance defines “opioids” to

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Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Law and the

Details: By Caroline Guensberg and Guy Brenner on March 4, 2020 Posted in Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation. On March 3, 2020, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed into law HB 1514, which amends the Virginia Human Rights Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of hairstyles. Specifically, the bill amends the definition of discrimination

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Accessibility & Accommodation Law and the Workplace

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Credit Checks To Be Banned in NYC Law and the Workplace

Details: Credit Checks To Be Banned in NYC. Yesterday, by a 47-3 vote, the New York City Council passed a bill ( Int. 0261-2014) to amend the NYC Human Rights Law to prohibit most employers from inquiring into or considering a prospective or current employee’s credit history when making employment decisions. Mayor DeBlasio is expected to sign the bill

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