Last Friday, my colleague Alexander Leonard, reported that Massachusetts had just passed a sweeping gender equity law that would prohibit employers from asking applicants about their past salary history.  Days after the Massachusetts law was signed by Governor Baker, the New York City Public Advocate Letitia James introduced a similar bill.  We wonder if laws

5 DiscriminationAs we wrote about last week, the New York City Council passed legislation seeking to bolster the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL).  Although the NYCHRL was already one of the most employee friendly statutes in the nation to begin with, especially in light of the 2005 Local Civil Rights Restoration Act, the

In a recent and much anticipated decision, the New York Court of Appeals, the State’s highest court ruled in Zakrzewska v. New School that the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) imposes strict liability on an employer where the offending employee exercised managerial or supervisory responsibility over the employee-plaintiff. 


Prior to this decision, New