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Start Spreadin’ the News: NYC’s “Cooperative Dialogue” Requirement for Accommodations is Effective Today

A spate of new state and local regulations is making it tougher to be an employer in the City That Never Sleeps.  As previously covered by HR Legalist, new requirements for sexual harassment policies went into effect across New York State on October 9, 2018, and burdensome new requirements for harassment-related training will go into effect state...

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Attorney O'Donnell Panelist in PBI CLE on Workplace Accommodations

Attorney Colleen O'Donnell will be a panelist for a Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE course titled, "ADA Update: Reasonable Accommodation in the Workplace." The course will take place on Thursday, October 25th, at noon at the CLE Conference Center in the Wanamaker Building. She will be discussing EEOC guidance on accommodating certain disabiliti...

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Pratt Raises Close to $2,000 for York YWCA

Attorney and Partner Benjamin L. Pratt participated in the York YWCA’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® fundraiser. This event raises money for victims of sexual violence and gender discrimination.  The fundraiser asked men and boys to walk a mile in high-heeled shoes in downtown York, and women were encouraged to participate as well. The walk, which...

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New York State Harassment Training Deadline Extended to October 2019

As previously covered by HR Legalist, employers across New York State have until October 9, 2018,  to implement sexual harassment policies that meet specific minimum requirements defined in the law.  On Monday afternoon, the State of New York issued final guidance which granted employers a significant reprieve on the portion of the law governi...

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New NLRB Joint Employment Rule: Don't Celebrate Just Yet

The National Labor Relations Board’s Sept. 13 release of the draft joint employer rule was met with glee by employers across the country. While the proposed rule will reduce the opportunity for liability to be extended to a secondary business, employers operating in these circumstances must continue to contend with varying joint employer rules. ...

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Burns and Waters to Host Webcast on Confidentiality and Context in the Workplace

Attorneys Dove Burns and Benjamin Waters will be hosting a live webcast course titled, “Confidentiality and Context in the Workplace.” The webcast will describe how the courts have struggled to define and enforce reasonableness in the context of non-disclosure agreements. The 1-hour course will be presented live on Wednesday, October 10, 2018...

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Attention New York Employers: First Deadline for New Sexual Harassment Policy and Training Requirements is October 9th

In April 2018, Governor Cuomo signed the 2019 New York State budget, which includes sweeping new requirements for sexual harassment policies and training for private employers of all sizes.  The October 9th deadline for all New York State employers to create, publish and implement sexual harassment policies is fast approaching. Even more bu...

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Taranae J. Hashemi to Present on Employer Liability at CLM Construction Conference

Taranae J. Hashemi will be speaking at the 2018 CLM Construction Conference regarding employer liability. The session, titled “Carriers Beware! Must-Knows about Employer Liability, the ‘Exclusivity Rule,’ Precluding Third-Party Litigation, and Indemnification,” will provide insight into how employers and insurers may avoid the litigation pr...

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Obermayer's Dove Burns Named to 2018 New York Metro Rising Stars® List

Obermayer is pleased to announce that Dove Burns  has been selected to the 2018 New York Metro Rising Stars® list which spotlights the top up-and-coming lawyers in the NY Metro area. Dove was selected to the Top Women’s list. The list will appear in the October issues of the New York Metro Super Lawyers Magazine, the New York Metro Super Lawye...

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Omarosa's NDA Battle -- Confidentiality and Context in the Workplace

The business world has much more to learn from the Omarosa Manigault White House battle than just fashionable workplace attire and a flair for the dramatic. The battle between the White House and Omarosa over the scope of her disclosures brings the issue of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA), and their efficacy and enforceability to the forefront.  E...

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