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DFS Pursuing First Enforcement Action After Fortune 500 Company Ignores Warnings of Security Shortcomings

On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, almost three and a half years after the Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) cybersecurity regulations (23 N.Y.C.R.R. Part 500) became effective, DFS issued its first enforcement notice.

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New Family and Medical Leave Act Forms Issued by Department of Labor

The United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently unveiled updated optional forms that employers and employees may use when applying for and coordinating Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave.

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Have Your Employees Completed the New York State Sexual Harassment Training?

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many employers to make difficult operational and personnel decisions to ensure the longevity of their business. Some businesses that were ordered to close may have been able to continue paying their employees, but many had to turn to layoffs or furloughs in order to survive.

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Title VII Protects LGBTQ Workers

In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) protects lesbian, gay, and transgender employees from workplace discrimination.

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Unemployment Fraud Scam - What You Need To Know

Employers in New York and nationwide have seen an increase in fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits. 

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