News and Articles

Legal Update - April 2019 Newsletter

Yogi Patel - Monday, April 01, 2019

Dear valued clients and supporters: This month's newsletter will focus on 1) new guidance on NYC's lactation room in the workplace requirements; 2) the expansion of NYC Human Right's Law's protection to reproductive choices; and 3) the release of sexual harassment training materials by New York City and State.

Lactation in the Workplace

As we covered in a previous post, as of March 18, 2019, New York City employers are required to provide their employees with access to a lactation room, a lactation policy, and a refrigerator for the storage of expressed milk. Recently, the New York City Commission on Human Rights released additional guidance on employers' obligations and employees' rights under this law. The Commissions has created a Lactation Accommodation's webpage that contains a plethora of resources, including a model lactation accommodation request form and as well as different sample lactation policies businesses can use depending on the resources they currently have and provide. These policies are extremely detailed, impose specific requirements on employers that might not be obvious from the plain text of the statute, and should be read carefully by employees to understand their rights and employers to ensure they are fulfilling all their obligations under the statute and guidelines.

Reproductive Health Choice Discrimination

Effective May 20, 2019, the New York City Human Rights Law will be expanded to protect against discrimination based upon an individuals sexual and reproductive health decisions. The law defines sexual and reproductive health decisions to include decisions by an individual to received services related to fertility, sexually transmitted disease prevention, testing and treatment, and family planning services, such as birth control, emergency contraception, sterilization procedures, pregnancy testing, and abortion. In context of the workplace, any employer, employment agency, or labor organization that takes an adverse action towards and employee or prospective employee because of that individual's sexual or reproductive health decision will have committed an unlawful discriminatory practice and be subject to the penalties provided for by the NYC Human Right Law.

Sexual Harassment Training Materials Now Available

As all employees and employers are hopefully already aware, employers in New York State must start providing annual training sexual harassment training to their employees. New York City has passed similar requirements, and in anticipation of both, the City and State have released online training materials that business may use. The materials also contain posters, fact sheets, and model policies that employers are required to provide. The City materials can be found here; the State's are here. Employees are encouraged to understand their rights under the law and Employers are encouraged to ensure they have the right training, materials, policies, and procedures in place before the deadline to do so passes.

Readers are encouraged to follow us on Twitter (@lloydpatelllp) and Facebook to receive updates on these and other issues throughout the month.



Recent Posts


Tags

U.S. Department of Labor Overtime Rules National Labor Relations Board Interview Series Westchester Safe and Sick Time Laws Employment Contracts sexual harassment training National Labor Relations Act Pregnancy Attracting Investment Real Estate Law Sexual Harassment policy NYC Sexual harrassment law Fair Workweek Law Credit History Payroll Scams stocks Families First Coronavirus Response Act New Address Workplace Requirements Executive Severance Human Rights Law NYC Salary History Law Wage and Hour Law Illegal rentals Household Employees employment discrimination lawsuits Sexual Harassment Health Care Paid Family Leave marijuana usage EEOC Filing Requirement Nanny Audit Fair Play to Pay Act Transgender protections Domain Name Unionization Trade Secrets Act NYC Sick Leave Law Trade Secrets Wage Theft Protection Act Selling Business ACA Business Law AirBnB Joint-Employer Relationship I-9 Verification Tax-Deferred Savings Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program Alter-Ego Doctrine NY payroll law Interns as Employees Westchester County implementing new leave laws Facebook Privacy and Litigation Employer Mandate Worker's Rights graduate students Federal Overtime Law NYC Human Right's Law's Fair Work Week Legislation Plastic Bag Ban Technology Corporate Law Womens Rights Start-up Ventures Newsletter Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council Overtime Exemptions Minimum wage New York Earned Sick Time Act $15 Minimum Wage Browning-Ferris Case NQSO Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures Unions Out-of-State LLC Owners Economic Injury Disaster Loans Affordable Care Act Federal Contractors Landlord-Tenant Law NLRB #meToo Trademark Law Trademark licensing entrepreneur Department of Labor LinkedIn Mandatory Class Action Waivers Credit Checks Negotiating federal Department of Labor Ban the Box Fair Labor Standards Act Marijuana Testing Hairstyle Discrimination Firm Announcements Postnup New York City Human Rights Law Interns Freelance Isn't Free Criminal Record Public-Sector Union Fees Security Arbitration Agreements Independent Contractor workplace discrimination Lactation Law commuter benefits Business Internet Law Prenup Federal Joint Employer Rule drug testing Fair Chance Act Webinar Fair Pay and Safe Workplace Executive Order Web Domains Emergency Economic Injury Grants Immigration Status Executive Negotiation Federal Small Business Assistance Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc. Employment Law Employment Offer/Agreement Salary History Inquiries Right to Unionize Non-Qualified Stock Options Privacy Divorce Employee Manuals and Policies Apple vs. FBI Nobel Prize Employee Salary Histories Intellectual Property Sexual Harassment and Discrimination In The Workplace Housing Law Credit

Archive

EDIT - blog-container - This controls the styles for the headings

EDIT - BlogTagCloud - Font style

description

  • EDIT  - post-body - Font style

EDIT - side-panel - This is the colour of the sidebar headings

Snap | BC Module - Blog - Blog Description

Snap | BC Module - Blog - Blog Title

EDIT - Snap | BC Module - Blog - Date - This is the date box style

EDIT - Snap | BC Module - Blog - Post Content - Font style

EDIT - Snap | BC Module - Blog - Post Title - Heading style

EDIT  - Snap | BC Module - Blog - Sidebar Content - Font style

EDIT - Snap | BC Module - Blog - Sidebar Title - Heading style

latest blog title snap text

 

Disclaimer: Nothing on this website is or should be construed as legal advice.
An attorney-client relationship does not exist with our firm unless a signed
retainer agreement is executed, and we do not offer legal advice through
this site or any of the content located on it. For legal advice for your
particular circumstances, please contact us directly.