New York State Human Rights Law

Monday, New York’s budget bill for FY 2019 was presented to the Governor for signature.  Buried among the usual budget line items are several provisions that will drastically affect employers.
Continue Reading NY’s Women’s Agenda in 2019 Budget Bill Means Big Changes for Employers

The Civil Rights Bureau of the New York Attorney General’s office has just announced the settlement and discontinuance of an investigation into an upstate nursing home where the AG sought
Continue Reading Patient Preference No Justification For Racial Discrimination

A judge in New York City has just held that an employee who alleged that she was fired for being short did not state a claim under New York state

Continue Reading Being “Short” Is Not A “Predisposing Genetic Characteristic” Under NY Law

Since the Supreme Court’s Gross decision, a federal ADEA plaintiff has a higher burden to prove discrimination – she must establish that “but-for” unlawful discrimination, the employer would not have

Continue Reading The ADEA Landscape: Will Gross Be Legislatively Overturned?

One of the hot topics of employment law in the past few years has been the concept of independent contractors and the liability associated with improperly designating an employee as

Continue Reading Under New York City Human Rights Law, An Independent Contractor Can Be an Employee