New Protections in New York For Employees Who Are Lawfully Absent From Work

Bill A8092B amends Section 215 of New York Labor Law (“NYLL”) to provide employees with a new potential claim if they are retaliated against for taking lawful absences. The amendment also prohibits employers from using “no-fault” attendance policies that penalize employees for taking protected absences. This new law took effect on February 23, 2023. Under the …

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Former MLB Manager Sues New York Mets for Age Discrimination

A former Major League Baseball player and manager, Phil Regan, has filed an age discrimination lawsuit against the New York Mets. The lawsuit alleges that Regan was not hired as the team’s pitching coach because of his age, and these actions constitute discrimination violating the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The lawsuit was filed …

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FTC Proposes New Rule Limiting Non-Compete Agreements

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed a new rule prohibiting companies from limiting their employees from working for a rival through non-compete agreements. These agreements, which affect 20-45% of US private sector workers, can prevent employees from working for competitors for months or years after employment and restrict workers’ ability to start their competing …

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Major Changes Coming to Federal Law Protecting Pregnant Employees

The US federal government has included amendments to the $1.7tn spending package, which will provide new workplace protections for pregnant women and new mothers. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act will mandate that employers make temporary and reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees, such as additional bathroom breaks or stools for workers who stand for long periods. …

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Federal Complaint Filed By Home Care Workers Against New York Due to “Discriminating” 24-Hour Shifts.

Home care workers recently filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the State of New York and its labor department, claiming they were being unfairly treated regarding 24-hour shifts. The complaint, filed with the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Justice, claimed that the agencies’ policies and practices have led to the unlawful …

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Popular Manhattan Bar Owner Required to Pay Settlement to Victims of Harassment and Discrimination

New York City bar Sweet and Vicious must pay a settlement of $500,000 following a 16-month investigation into the establishment’s engagement in discrimination, sexual harassment, and wage theft. The case is part of New York Attorney General Letitia James’ attempts to create safe and equitable environments for local employees. Employees Were Threatened, Harassed, Discriminated Against, …

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