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ATTENTION NEW YORK EMPLOYERS: Important Updates on Sexual Harassment Training and Policy
As we previously reported in our prior e-alert
, effective October 9, 2018, all New York state employers must distribute a written sexual harassment policy and provide annual sexual harassment training to all of their New York employees. The state has just published further guidance in connection with this approaching deadline. The guidance is in draft form, but as written, imposes important new deadlines on covered employers.
ATTENTION: NYC EMPLOYERS Sexual Harassment Law Update – Employers Must Post Notice and Fact Sheet by September 6, 2018
As part of the “Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act” (the “Act”) passed into law earlier this year, the New York City Commission on Human Rights (the “NYCCHR”) has now released additional guidance, including a Fact Sheet and Notice.
Attention Employers with NYC Employees: New Temporary Schedule Change Law is in Effect and Includes a Mandatory Posting Requirement
Effective July 18, 2018, NYC’s new Temporary Schedule Change Law requires employers to provide temporary changes to eligible employees’ work schedules up to two (2) times each calendar year in order to accommodate an employee’s “personal event.”
Victory for Employers – Class Action Waivers No Longer Violate NLRA
In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court held that arbitration agreements that prohibit class or collective actions do not violate an employee’s rights under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). 584 U.S. ___ (May 21, 2018).
NYC’S Amended Paid Sick Leave Law is in Effect: Are You Ready?
Effective May 5, 2018, New York City’s Earned Paid Sick Leave Law (also known as the NYC Paid Sick Leave Law) was amended in two significant ways; 1) Covered reasons for leave now include “safe” leave; and 2) Covered family members now include all individuals related “by blood to an employee” and individuals “whose close association to the employee is the equivalent of a family relationship.”
Important Documents and Links
“It’s Not Always Clear What Constitutes Sexual Harassment. Use This Tool to Navigate the Gray Areas to Navigate the Gray Areas.” By Kathleen Kelley Reardon
“Protected Activity”Continues to Broaden Under SOX
State Mandated Paid Family Leave is On the Rise
Employer Common Concerns Questionnaire
Preparing for the Separation Agreement ‘Fire Drill’
Equal Pay for Equal Play: U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team’s Fight for Equal Pay Parallels Equal Pay Initiatives Across the Country