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The BakerHostetler Quarterly New York Employment Newsletter – Fourth Quarter

Alerts / December 28, 2018

Welcome to the Winter edition of The BakerHostetler Quarterly New York Employment Law Newsletter. We are pleased to share our analysis of some key employment trends, in-depth discussions regarding recent developments and what to expect looking forward. 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:

  • #MeToo Continues to Spur Announcements of Companies Nixing Mandatory Arbitration
  • Increased Scrutiny of “No-Poach” Restrictions
  • Religious and Medical Accommodations of Mandatory Flu Shot Requirements
  • Department of Labor Eliminates 80/20 Rule for Tipped Workers
  • Department of Labor Withdrawing Appeal of Persuader Rule
  • SEC Office of the Whistleblower Reports Record-Breaking Year
  • Pregnancy Bias Suits On the Rise
  • SCOTUS Postpones its Decision on LGBT Employee Rights
  • Addiction as a Disability
  • 2019 Wage and Hour Law Update for Hospitality Industry Employers in New York
  • And more

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.

Baker & Hostetler LLP publications are intended to inform our clients and other friends of the firm about current legal developments of general interest. They should not be construed as legal advice, and readers should not act upon the information contained in these publications without professional counsel. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you written information about our qualifications and experience.

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