Reminder: New York City Employers Must Post and Distribute“Know Your Rights at Work” Poster by July 1, 2024

As we previously reported, beginning July 1, 2024, New York City employers must display and distribute the “Know Your Rights at Work” poster which can be found here: https://www.nyc.gov/assets/dca/downloads/pdf/workers/KnowYourRightsAtWorkPoster.pdf.  The poster contains a QR code that refers employees to the New York City Workers’ Bill of Rights website.  Employers are required to post the “Know […]

Reminder: June 4th is the Deadline for Filing EEO-1 Reports

As you may know, private employers with at least 100 employees must file an EEO-1 report that organizes employee demographic data by employee job category, as well as gender and race/ethnicity, and submit that data to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) on an annual basis.  The deadline for employers to file the 2023 EEO-1 […]

EEOC Issues Updated Guidance on Workplace Harassment

On April 29, 2024, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued updated guidance on workplace harassment to address recent legal developments and emerging issues in the workplace. The EEOC’s new guidance covers the three components of a harassment claim: (1) the covered bases and causation; (2) discrimination respecting a term, condition, or privilege of employment; […]

FTC Issues Final Rule that Bans Most Non-Compete Agreements

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a final rule approving its proposal to ban non-compete agreements for all workers including independent contractors, externs, interns, volunteers, apprentices, and sole proprietors who provide a service to a person.  Specifically, the rule states that “…it is an unfair method of competition – and therefore […]

EEOC Issues Final Rule to Implement the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

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On April 15, 2024, the EEOC issued a final rule and interpretive guidance on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA”).  The final rule provides clarification on the law, which took effect June 27, 2023. As you may recall, the PWFA requires a covered entity to provide reasonable accommodations to a qualified employee’s or applicant’s known […]

Federal Court Vacates NLRB’s New Joint Employer Rule

As we previously reported, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued a final rule addressing the standard for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”).  Before the new rule became effective, the Chamber of Commerce of the United States brought a lawsuit in the Easter District of Texas, seeking to have the […]

Reminder: New OSHA Electronic Reporting Requirement Due March 2, 2024

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Effective January 1, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule that requires certain employers in designated high-hazard industries to electronically submit injury and illness information that they are already required to keep to the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Specifically, establishments with 100 or more employees in certain high-hazard industries must […]