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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Category: Sexual Harassment,

It has been a busy few weeks in the federal courts regarding the development of gay and transgender employment discrimination law. On March 7, 2018, the Sixth Circuit held that Title VII’s prohibitions on sex discrimination include discrimination based upon transgender status, and further dismissed the notion that otherwise illegal discrimination can be summarily exempted…

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The facts are distressing: according to federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration statistics, over half of all reported workplace violence incidents occurred against workers in healthcare and social assistance. Nurses are attacked at more than 3 ½ times the average national rate of occupational violence.

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Category: Workplace Violence,