New York's paid family leave will be extended to include care for siblings starting in 2023, but other provisions of the law are essentially unchanged.Read More »
Working from home has become a necessity for a significant percentage of the workforce, but could employers be in for a workers’ compensation surprise in the near future? While lawyers who specialize in employer responsibilities and workers’ compensation cases can’t ...Read More »
An administrative assistant’s federal complaint against The College at Brockport over racial bias has become intertwined with the recent dismissal of Chief Diversity Officer Cephas Archie. The complaint was filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in late October 2019, but ...Read More »
In the nine years since Marie “Micki” Wolf and nearly a dozen other women filed an arbitration case against Sterling Jewelers, she was barred from talking openly about her claims of pay disparities and gender discrimination. The rules for the ...Read More »
Three cases reported in the last two months highlight the need for employers to make sure they conduct prompt, effective and impartial investigations of harassment claims. In all of these cases, adverse judicial decisions were based upon investigative failures. ...
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A federal complaint that plaintiff’s counsel hopes to get certified as a class-action lawsuit was filed Sept. 1 against M&T Bank, which is based in Buffalo, and several connected financial institutions, claiming mismanagement of retirement accounts. The suit is the ...Read More »
Johns Hopkins Hospital can be held liable under the Americans with Disabilities Act for rescinding a job offer to a deaf nurse by claiming that paying for a sign language interpreter was cost-prohibitive, a federal judge has ruled. Lauren Searls ...Read More »
A new regulation protecting transgender New Yorkers from discrimination is taking effect. The change, which became effective on Wednesday, expands the state’s existing anti-discrimination rules to prohibit discrimination against a transgender person when it comes to jobs, loans, schools and ...
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New York state now has new laws that toughen the penalties for human trafficking, prohibit companies from paying workers less because of their gender, and allow more employees to file sexual harassment complaints. The laws took effect Tuesday. They were ...Read More »
BUFFALO — A settlement has been reached in an upstate New York corrections officer’s discrimination claim against Niagara County. The United States sued the county in 2013, claiming it discriminated against Carisa Boddecker when it forced her to take a ...Read More »