Push for Title VII Precedent to be Overturned in Second Circuit

On January 20, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit heard oral arguments in Christiansen v. Omnicom Group, Inc. et al., 16-748, a case involving alleged sexual … Continue Reading →


New York City – Freelance Isn’t Free Act

On October 27, 2016, the New York Council voted unanimously to pass the Freelance Isn’t Free Act, which formalizes the practices related to hiring and employing freelance workers.  A freelance … Continue Reading →


Overtime Exempt Salary Threshold Increases Take Effect

Despite the nationwide preliminary injunction enjoining the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) from implementing new white collar overtime exemption regulations, the New York State Department of Labor (“NYSDOL”) adopted its … Continue Reading →


District Court in Pennsylvania Rules Title VII Covers Sexual Orientation Discrimination

On November 4, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled that protections against sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 … Continue Reading →


NLRB Strikes Down Hospital’s Policy Prohibiting Employee Negativity

On April 1, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that a hospital’s “Values and Standards of Behavior” policy proscribing negativity violates the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The … Continue Reading →