In January 2022, the New York City Council amended the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) to require employers advertising in New York City to include a good faith salary range for every job, promotion, and transfer opportunity advertised. Advertisement is defined as a written description of an available job, promotion, or transfer opportunity that is publicized to a pool of potential applicants, including, but not limited to, posting on internal bulletin boards, internet advertisements, printed flyers distributed at job fairs, and newspaper advertisements.

A new feature of The Practical Employment Law Podcast will be interviews of guests with insights into employment law, including attorneys, business owners and managers and  just about anyone with something interesting to say.   

Training repayment agreement provisions (TRAPs) are a hot topic lately. These agreements, which may be stand alone or included in a broader employment agreement, require employees who have completed an employer provided training program to reimburse the employer for some or all of the cost of the training if they leave within a certain timeframe.

On September 27, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 1162 into law. This law builds upon and expands the existing SB 973, a 2020 law, which requires employers with 100 or more employees to submit pay data reports to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

Effective January 1, 2023, employers with 100 or more employees will be required to submit pay data reports to the Civil Rights Department within the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency on or before the second Wednesday of May 2023, and for each year thereafter. This requirement ...

Today’s episode will consider a couple of controversial topics. First, the CDC recently updated its COVID-19 guidance for the workplace in some surprising ways. Because many employers defaulted to the CDC for workplace guidance and because emotions continue to run high regarding these issues, employers should be aware of the changes.

Noncompete agreements are a hot topic these days. Unfortunately, many employers who have noncompete agreements in place have not taken the time to consider their strategy for enforcement. In this episode, five thoughts about noncompete strategy will be considered, including:

In this new podcast episode, recent cases and news from the world of Labor & Employment Law will be discussed, including

With courts still backed up from COVID shutdowns, mediation is a popular option to resolve litigation. 

In this new podcast episode, recent cases and news from the world of Labor & Employment Law will be discussed, including:

Religious Accommodations:  Does an employer have to accommodate an employee who cannot work on Sundays and what constitutes an undue hardship. The Third Circuit considered these issues in Groff v. DeJoy.

Berling v. Gravity Diagnostics: In this recent Kentucky case, a jury awarded an employee over $450,000 when his employer ignored his request that it forego giving him a birthday party due to the employee’s panic disorder and later terminated his employment.

On March 3, 2022, the President signed into law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021. A product of the Me Too Movement, the new law allows individuals bringing sexual assault and sexual harassment claims who entered into predispute arbitration agreements or class- or collective-action waivers to reject those agreements and waivers and bring those claims in court and via a class or collective action. The law applies to any claims arising after the date of enactment. 

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