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HR Management

No cannabis testing for NYC employers starting in 2020

If you are a New York City employer, now is the time to ensure your drug testing policies and job applications do not mention testing for marijuana or THC.
Compensation & Benefits

Conversations among co-workers can be enough to certify class-action lawsuit

When an employee claims she wasn’t paid properly under the Fair Labor Standards Act, she can ask the court to represent all other similarly situated workers in a potentially costly class-action suit. It doesn’t take much more than a few casual conversations with co-workers for a single plaintiff to move a class-action lawsuit forward.
Employment Law

2nd Circuit just made it harder for disabled employees to sue

In a surprise win for New York employers trying to manage disabled workers, it just became a bit more difficult for plaintiffs in the 2nd Circuit to win disability discrimination claims brought under the ADA.

Document promotion process to show you chose the best

Employers that follow their own rules and maintain accurate and complete records of their promotion decisions generally win failure-to-promote cases.

Take extra care when firing after ADA, FMLA

Firing an employee who is returning from ADA or FMLA leave is a risky proposition. Make absolutely sure you can justify the termination with legitimate business reasons that have nothing to do with missing work, taking leave or requesting accommodations.
Employee Relations

Flight attendants say JetBlue failed to investigate rape

Two female JetBlue flight attendants allege they were drugged and one was raped by two JetBlue pilots during a layover in Puerto Rico. They reported the incident to JetBlue, but have now filed a lawsuit alleging the airline did not investigate their allegations.
Article Archives

Long Island company settles EEOC bias case for $407,000

Carefully track all details when replacing older worker

Work just sorta stinks? Judge says, ‘Too bad!’

Transfer after taking FMLA leave? That could be considered retaliation

HCE exemption hard for worker to challenge

Act immediately to put a stop to harassment

When exempt ‘managers’ do all work, expect lawsuits

No ‘magic words’ needed for bias complaint

Back pain common, but not always a disability

U.S. again ranks dead last in mandatory paid vacation

Snapshot: What tech do employees have at home?

Traditional pensions have virtually disappeared

Ensure dress code allows for religious needs

Any risk of not reducing demoted worker’s pay?

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