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The BakerHostetler Quarterly New York Employment Law Newsletter

Alerts / July 19, 2018

Welcome to the first edition of The BakerHostetler Quarterly New York Employment Law Newsletter. We are pleased to share our analysis of some of the key employment trends that affected New York employers in 2017, and our expectations for 2018. Please contact Amy J. Traub, whose information is listed at the end of the newsletter, if you have questions or would like additional information on these or other issues as they unfold in the coming months.

In this newsletter, we focus on the following significant developments from the past year:

  • Predictable Schedules a Right, Not a Privilege, in NYC Fast-Food and Retail Industries
  • The Second Circuit Finds Title VII Protects Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination
  • New York Institutes Paid Family Leave
  • Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements as Valid and Enforceable
  • In New York, Employers Are Now Responsible for Harassment of Nonemployees
  • New York City Expands Paid Sick Leave Law With Creation of ‘Safe Time’
  • As of July 1, 2018, New Jersey Has One of the Most Employee-Friendly Equal Pay Laws in the Country
  • New York State Anti-Harassment Measures Passed in the 2019 Budget Bill Begin to Take Effect
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Policies and Training
  • Prohibition on Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Claims Begins July 11
  • Limitations on Nondisclosure Agreements Related to Sexual Harassment Claims, Which Began on July 11
  • New York City to Follow in New York State’s Footsteps
  • New Jersey Adopts a Statewide Paid Sick Leave Act
  • More Scheduling Accommodations Required by New NYC Law Taking Effect July 18
  • New York State Scheduling Regulations

We hope that you use our analysis and forecasts for the rest of 2018 to help you navigate what is likely to be a year of unprecedented change.

For updates throughout the year, please visit the Employment Law Spotlight blog and the blogs sponsored by other practice teams, including the Employment Class Action Report blog.

Authorship credit: Amy J. Traub – Editor, Shawn N. Butte, Tracy Cole, Fanny A. Ferdman, Paul Rosenberg, Saima Z. Sheikh, Amanda Van Hoose Garofalo.

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