NYC Expands Workplace Discrimination Law

We wonder whether New York State will follow the lead of New York City which on December 16, 2015 amended its municipal law to make it illegal for an employer to terminate, refuse to hire, or otherwise discriminate against an employee because of her actual or...

Talk, Talk, Talk

Under the National Labor Relations Act, a federal law that already governs much of the New York State workforce, an employer may not “hush up” its employees and prohibit their discussing compensation or, for that matter, any of their working conditions. In other...

Wages and Women

Governor Cuomo signed a bill in late October – effective January 19, 2016 – that prohibits wage discrimination in the workplace. Labor Law section 194(1) provides that when a man and woman work in the same setting and under similar conditions and they...