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COVID-19 Update: New York State Guidance on Reopening Businesses

Under New York State’s reopening plan, non-essential businesses in the state’s 10 regions can begin reopening once their region meets seven metrics established to protect public health. Within each region that meets the public health requirements, businesses will reopen in four phases and are required to develop a written safety plan and comply with industry-specific guidelines. This memorandum summarizes the state’s guidance.

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COVID-19 Update: Practical Considerations for Employers as They Prepare for a Return to the Workplace

Drawing on new guidance by the EEOC, the CDC and OSHA, we offer practical considerations for employers on navigating some of the difficult issues involved in planning and implementing a successful and safe return to the workplace.

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Department of Education Issues New Regulations Governing How Colleges and Universities Investigate and Adjudicate Sexual Misconduct Cases under Title IX

On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education released its long-awaited final regulations governing how colleges and universities must investigate and adjudicate allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment.

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National Labor Relations Board Promulgates Final Joint Employer Standard

On February 26, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB” or the “Board”) announced its final rule (the “Final Rule”)[1] establishing the standard for determining whether an entity should be considered a joint employer under the National Labor Relations Act (the “NLRA” or the “Act”).

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U.S. Department of Labor Promulgates Final Overtime Exemption Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor has published its final rule that raises the earnings threshold to qualify for overtime and minimum wage exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act to $684 per week and allows employers to count nondiscretionary bonuses and incentives to satisfy up to 10 percent of the new earnings threshold, as long as such amounts are paid at least annually.

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New York State Legislature Passes Anti-Sexual Harassment and Anti-Discrimination Laws

The New York State Legislature has passed a bill amending the laws that govern sexual harassment and discrimination claims in New York State. 

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Supreme Court Deals Another Blow to Availability of Class Arbitration

On April 24, 2019, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela, holding that under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) class arbitration may not be compelled based on ambiguous contract language.

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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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Second Circuit Holds That Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Covered by Title VII

The Second Circuit recently ruled in an en banc decision that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act covers discrimination based on sexual orientation. 

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