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New Law Prohibits Employers from Discriminating Based on an Employee’s Reproductive Health Decision Making

The New York Labor Law now bans discrimination based on an employee’s “reproductive health decision making.”  You may recall that in May of 2019, New York City prohibited employment discrimination on the basis of an employee’s “sexual and reproductive health decisions.”  The new state law goes even further to extend the protected class status statewide and also adds additional requirements described below.

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Updates to New York’s Model Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy

When the New York State anti-sexual harassment training and policy requirements went into effect in 2018, many companies adopted the state’s model sexual harassment prevention policy.

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Announcing HSE’s Immigration Law Roundtable Series

Learn how to maximize your success and minimize your risk when hiring foreign talent.

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New York Paid Family Leave Benefit Level and Premium Rate Increases Announced for 2020

Just in time for Labor Day weekend, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) released its Paid Family Leave (PFL) employee premium rate and benefit level increase information for 2020.

(Drum roll, please … .)

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New York Continues Expansion of Protections Against Discrimination and Harassment

On August 12, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation (S.6577/A.8421) that greatly expanded the protections for workplace discrimination and harassment.  These additional protections come just a little over one year after the state enacted comprehensive legislation designed to combat sexual harassment.

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