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Season’s Greetings

This year, Ritz Clark & Ben-Asher will be helping to preserve our environment by sending e-cards instead of paper holiday cards.  With our purchase of the e-cards, eCO2 Greetings will be planting at least 50 trees on our behalf. This measure … Read more…

Victims of Sex Discrimination Who Succeed Under the New York State Human Rights Law are Now Entitled to Have Their Employers Pay Their Attorney Fees

The Women’s Equality Act provides that plaintiffs who win sex discrimination cases under the New York State Human Rights Law can collect their attorney fees from their employers — yet another way the new law makes sex discrimination an expensive … Read more…

Pregnant Women Are Entitled To Workplace Accommodations Under The Women’s Equality Act

The Women’s Equality Act also contains significant new protections for pregnant workers in New York State. Prior New York state law, like federal law, barred discrimination against pregnant workers, but it did not mandate that pregnant workers be accommodated in … Read more…

Sex Discrimination Is Now Unlawful in All New York State Workplaces

The Women’s Equality Act changes New York State law so that sex discrimination is now unlawful in all workplaces in New York, regardless of size. Until the passage of the Women’s Equality Act, women who worked for very small employers … Read more…

New York’s Stronger Equal Pay Law

In our last post, we briefly overviewed the employment-related bills that make up the recently enacted New York Women’s Equality Act. In these next couple of posts we will expand upon some of those components. First up is the strengthening … Read more…

Governor Cuomo Signs Womens Equality Act

Today, Governor Cuomo signed into the law the Women’s Equality Act, which includes several provisions that significantly expand the employment rights of women. The Act takes effect in 90 days and Strengthens New York State’s Equal Pay law by outlawing … Read more…

NY Times: Sex Discrimination is Alive and Well

The New York Times reported today that out of 3000 building superintendents in New York City, only a couple dozen are female.  www.nytimes.com/superintendents-who-are-women. While some of the explanations offered appeared on the surface to be socially-driven, such as self-selection and … Read more…

It’s Performance Review Time

Everybody gets nervous when the time for their annual (or semi-annual) performance review approaches.  You can reduce your anxiety and turn the review into a positive experience by preparing in advance.  Here are some tips to help the process go … Read more…

Female Army Rangers Burst Through Glass Ceiling – Sex Discrimination in Employment is Forbidden

Today First Lt. Shaye Haver and Capt. Kristen Griest became the first two women to graduate from the Army’s Ranger School, having completed a grueling nine-week training program along with 94 men.  Their extraordinary determination and grit helped them burst … Read more…

Confidential Means Confidential – Facebook Blast Causes Fired Employee to Lose Payment

Virtually all severance agreements contain confidentiality clauses that prohibit the employee from disclosing the terms of the agreement – and sometimes even its existence – beyond a limited list of people.   A recent case shows the hazards for employees who … Read more…

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