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On Wednesday, the Massachusetts passed and sent to Governor Deval Patrick, a bill–H.3810, which outlaws employment discrimination on the basis of “gender identity.”  It is expected that
Continue Reading Massachusetts to become 16th State to provide protections for transgendered individuals

Effective April 9, 2011, Section 195.1 of the New York State Labor Law, requires all employers, other than governmental agencies, to give employees at the time of hire (before

Continue Reading Effective April 9, 2011, the Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA) requires that Employers Give Employees Notice of Rates of Pay and Regular Payday

The ODEP’s National Employer Technical Assistance, Policy, and Research Center (“the Center”) has launched a website to assist employers in the recruitment, hiring and retention of employees with disabilities.


Continue Reading New website provides tools and information to employers hiring workers with disabilities

On December 7, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) heard oral arguments in Thompson v. North American Stainless, LP, 130 S. Ct. 3542. At issue is

Continue Reading Supreme Court to determine whether Title VII protects relatives or close friends of a complaining employee from retaliation

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

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) recently published in the Federal Register final regulations (pdf) detailing new accessible design requirements for entities covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act

Continue Reading 10 Selected Highlights of the DOJ’s Final Regulations on ADA Accessible Design Requirements

On Friday, September 24, 2010, Democratic Senators Robert P. Casey, Jr., of Pennsylvania and Thomas Harkins of Iowa introduced the Working Families Flexibility Act (S. 3840). Although the

Continue Reading Proposed law seeks to provide employees with right to request flexible hours, schedules and locations