GENDA Now in Effecct

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The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) is now officially in effect as of Feb. 24. GENDA bars discrimination, harassment and retaliation on the basis of “gender identity or expression,” which is defined as “a person’s actual or perceived gender-related identity, … Read More

NYC Bans Hair Style Discrimination

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The New York City Commission on Human Rights this week issued enforcement guidance to prohibit workplace discrimination based on an employee’s hair style. Employers are thereby prohibited from punishing, demoting, firing or taking other adverse actions against workers who wear … Read More

Gov. Cuomo Proposes Crackdown on Wage Theft

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is floating a proposal for new legislation designed to toughen the penalties for employers who withhold wages from employees — commonly called wage theft. If enacted, his proposal would install new penalties ranging from a Class B … Read More

State Passes Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination Measure

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Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act into law this past Friday, the governor’s office announced. Titled the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), the bill defines “gender identity or expression” as “a person’s actual or perceived gender-related identity, … Read More

NLRB to Redefine ‘Protected Concerted Activity’

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), now with a 3-1 Republican majority, is seeking to limit the uses of the “protected concerted activity” clause of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). In a decision rendered Jan. 11, the majority members … Read More

NYC Guarantees Health Care for All

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is rolling out an initiative — with a promised $100 million-a-year investment — to guarantee all residents of his city access to health care. He calls it NYC Care. What he envisions is … Read More

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