As previously noted, the U.S. Department of Education issued its Final Rule on Title IX on May 15, 2020 with an effective date of August 14, 2020. Many K-12 and post-secondary institutions wondered whether the Final Rule would be applied retroactively. On August 5, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR)…

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WORDS MATTER: U.S. Supreme Court Holds Title VII And The Prohibition Of Discrimination “On The Basis Of Sex” Protects LGBTQ Workers “Sometimes small gestures can have unexpected consequences. Major initiatives practically guarantee them.”   With those two sentences, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch launched into an opinion that few anticipated, though which in retrospect…

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Unfortunately, this is no childhood bedtime story. An alternative title (with apologies to The Bard) could be “The Winter of our Discontent.” The unflappable Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has declared “it is inevitable that we will have a return of the virus” and that “how…

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Since our May 7 blog post covering new sexual harassment legal requirements for New York State employers, on May 9, New York City Mayor De Blasio signed a series of bills further altering the sexual harassment landscape for employers in New York City. The most significant change, which will be effective on April 1, 2019,…

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In response to the #Metoo movement and the increased national dialogue regarding sexual harassment in the workplace, the State of New York (and, subject to signature by Mayor De Blasio, New York City as well) have issued sweeping new legal requirements and prohibitions that have greatly changed the landscape for most NY employers. Written Disseminated…

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