During the end of 2019 and in the past few weeks, New York State and New York City passed legislation and administrative guidance further regulating workplace protections.  New York State and New York City employers should update their policies/practices accordingly and remain vigilant in this ever-changing legal landscape.

New York State Releases Additional Guidance on

Within the past few weeks, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed several pieces of legislation expanding the scope of anti-discrimination laws in the New York workplace and adding accommodation obligations for domestic violence victims. New York employers should review these changes to the law carefully, paying particular attention to the effective dates noted below, and update their

On March 18, 2019, Governor Phil Murphy signed Senate Bill 121 into law.  The new law prohibits the use of arbitration clauses and jury waivers that relate to claims of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment in employment contracts.  Additionally, the law prohibits employers from enforcing nondisclosure provisions that relate to any claims of discrimination, retaliation, or

As we previously reported, New York State launched the Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace website in August 2018 to host resources for employers and employees about the new legal obligations arising from the New York State Budget.  The website originally contained draft model sexual harassment prevention training and policy materials, but New York

Last week, New York State launched a new website that houses significant resources for employers and employees about the new legal obligations arising from the New York State Budget.  The Combatting Sexual Harassment in the Workplace website includes draft model sexual harassment prevention training and policy materials that will be open for public comment through