ATTENTION EMPLOYERS: YOUR 3-STEP GUIDE TO THE EEOC’S UPDATED ENFORCEMENT GUIDANCE ON HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE

The wait is over: Nearly a quarter century since its last update, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has released the revamped Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace (the “Guidance”). The Guidance, released on April 29, 2024 and effective immediately, replaces five prior workplace harassment guidance documents issued between 1987 and 1999, and addresses several […]

ATTENTION EMPLOYERS: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EEOC’S FINAL RULE ON THE PREGNANT WORKERS FAIRNESS ACT

Eight months after issuing its notice of proposed rulemaking, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) published its final rule and interpretive guidance implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA”) on April 15, 2024. The PWFA, which became effective in June 2023, builds upon existing protections under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and […]

ATTENTION NEW YORK CITY EMPLOYERS: REMINDER TO POST IN THE WORKPLACE AND DISTRIBUTE TO ALL CURRENT EMPLOYEES WORKERS’ BILL OF RIGHTS NOTICE BY JULY 1, 2024

As we previously reported HERE, the New York City Council passed Int. No. 569-B in November 2023 requiring New York City’s Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (“DCWP”) to collaborate with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, the New York City Commission on Human Rights, and community and labor organizations to provide information to workers […]

ATTENTION EMPLOYERS: THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FINALLY ISSUES FINAL RULE ON INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR CLASSIFICATION

On January 9, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its long-awaited final rule (the “Final Rule”) to provide guidance for employers on classifying workers as either “independent contractors” or “employees,” the latter of whom are subject to minimum wage and overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Although largely consistent with the […]

ATTENTION NEW YORK EMPLOYERS: NEW LAWS IN THE NEW YEAR IN A NEW YORK MINUTE

UPDATE: New York City’s Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (“DCWP”) has published its “Workers’ Bill of Rights” webpage (HERE), providing an overview of significant federal, New York State and New York City workplace laws. A new “Know Your Rights at Work” poster (available HERE) must be provided to all current employees by July 1, […]

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