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On May 12, 2021, the Second Circuit court of appeals in the case of Quinones v. City of Binghamton, 20-3078 reversed the dismissal of a discrimination case brought by police lieutenant Alan Quinones against the City of Binghamton, the
Continue Reading Simple, Direct and Concise Facts Are Enough To Survive A Motion To Dismiss

Mayor De Blasio recently signed legislation amending NYC’s paid safe and sick leave law. The new changes took effect on September 30, 2020 and bring NYC’s law more into line with NYS’s paid sick leave law.
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Continue Reading What Employees Should Know About New Changes to NYC’s Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law

The coronavirus pandemic has raised many issues for employers and older employees.  Many employees, over the age of 40, are faced with questions and concerns about the potentially discriminatory decisions being made by their employers regarding layoffs, terminations and returning
Continue Reading Increase in Age Discrimination Claims Expected Due to Economic Impact of the Pandemic

In a June 18, 2020 unanimous decision in the case of Hosking v. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Ctr, 2020 NY Slip Op 03484, written by Justice Acosta, the Appellate Division, First Department, reversed a decision issued by Bronx County Judge
Continue Reading The First Department Clarifies The Interactive Process Under State and City Law

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, lawmakers and regulators in Washington have turned their attention to addressing the inevitable retaliation against employees who report misuse of the federal government’s pandemic relief funds and questions about the reopening process for workplaces.
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Continue Reading COVID-19 Whistleblower Bill Introduced & OSHA Issues Guidance on Re-Opening