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New York State Issues Final Guidance on Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy and Training

On October 1, 2018, the New York State Department of Labor (the “DOL”), with the New York State Division of Human Rights, issued final guidance materials related to the State’s enhanced protections against workplace sexual harassment.

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The U.S. Supreme Court Issues Important Decision Finding Class Action Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements Enforceable

On May 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court, in a long-awaited decision, held that employment arbitration agreements with class action waivers requiring individual arbitration are enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act (the “FAA”), notwithstanding Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (the “NLRA”), which protects employees’ rights to engage in concerted activities.

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Proactive Evaluation of Sexual Harassment Prevention Policies

Recent highly publicized instances of alleged sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace have caused many employers to re-evaluate their sexual harassment policies and procedures

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DOL’s Final Overtime Rule - Updates and Next Steps

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas struck down the Department of Labor’s 2016 Final Rule, which revised overtime exemption regulations for certain employees under the FLSA. 

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U.S. Supreme Court Narrows Scope of Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Protections

The Supreme Court held yesterday that individuals who have reported alleged misconduct internally, but not to the SEC, are not covered by the anti-retaliation provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, resolving a circuit split on the question.  The Court’s decision in Digital Realty Trust Inc. v. Somers could have a significant impact on potential whistleblowers and employers.

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Assessing the Impact of DOL’s Final Overtime Rule on Employers

The Department of Labor announced a final rule that revises overtime exemption regulations for certain executive, administrative, and professional employees under the Federal Labor Standards Act that will have a major financial and operational impact on all employers. 

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Supreme Court Rules That Limitations Period for Constructive-Discharge Claims Begins to Run When Employees Provide Notice of Their Resignation

In Green v. Brennan, No. 14-613 (May 23, 2016), the Supreme Court held that, in constructive-discharge claims brought by federal employees under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the limitations period for the time within which the employees must contact an Equal Employment Opportunity counselor prior to bringing suit begins to run only after (not before) the employees provide notice of their resignation. 

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Philippe Dauman and George Abrams Defeat Motions to Dismiss and Are Granted Expedited Trial in Viacom Litigation

Judge George Phelan of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court denied six motions to dismiss Paul, Weiss clients Philippe Dauman's and George Abrams' amended complaint in equity.

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Strategic Implications of Tyson Foods on Class Actions

In its recent Tyson Foods decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that statistical evidence and representative sampling could be used by plaintiffs in a class action to establish liability.

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