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Those with Family Responsibilities Have Workplace Protections in the Era of COVID-19

By David Krauss Since the city’s schools and daycare centers were closed in March 2020, working New York parents have faced an often-impossible balancing act: performing their job responsibilities while simultaneously caring for and overseeing the “distance learning” of their homebound children. As Mayor DeBlasio has confirmed, New York City public schools will not be […]

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Equality Arrives for LGBTQ Employees!

By Lee Bantle and Hannah Meropol In 1970, Jack Baker and his life partner, James McConnell, applied to the state of Minnesota for a marriage license.  It was the first time in U.S. history that two men had sought to marry.  This was a revolutionary act which we can now see was the first step […]

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The Emerging Field of Equal Rights for Gay and Lesbian Employees

Gay and lesbian employees are increasingly protected by new laws and the courts […]

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How Not to Settle Employment Discrimination Suits

For attorneys representing employees, the years of litigation may turn into an obsession for the plaintiff where little else in life matters but seeking vindication. The attorney may still want to avoid settlement and forge ahead to trial even after considering all of the difficulties. If so, following the simple rules set forth below will achieve this goal […]

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Medical Inquiries and Examinations: What Information Can an Employer Legally Obtain?

Communications between doctor and patient are privileged and patients have a right to confidentiality in their medical records. Despite this, employers are allowed by law to gather medical information about their employees in certain specific circumstances. This article sets forth when and how employers can gather medical information about their employees under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) […]

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