Tagged: New York

What is Required of New York Employers Under the Recent Changes to the State and City Sexual Harassment Laws?

What is Required of New York Employers Under the Recent Changes to the State and City Sexual Harassment Laws?

As the #MeToo movement was changing the conversation around sexual harassment nationwide, both New York State and New York City passed laws aimed at changing the way New York employers handle sexual harassment in the workplace. The changes include mandatory sexual harassment training and policies, enhanced protections for employees and non-employees and additional reporting and certification requirements for City and...

Quirky Question #219, Is Unemployment Status a Protected Category?

Quirky Question #219, Is Unemployment Status a Protected Category?

Question: We recently interviewed an applicant with a very spotty resume; there were repeated gaps in his employment history which were apparent from his resume. He was not hired and called HR to complain that it is illegal for us to consider his unemployment status. Is there a new law on this subject?