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On April 4, 2016, New York became the fifth state to mandate paid family leave. California, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Washington already have laws on this topic. Under the new law, after 26 weeks of employment, employees will be eligible for up to 12 weeks of partially paid family leave which is defined as […]

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Employers are often familiar with their obligations under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). However, they do not always know that the same request for leave may be a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) – separate and apart from the leave required under the FMLA or even state disability anti-discrimination laws. […]

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Employers in New York City must take note, “caregivers” is considered a protected class as of May 4, 2016, under the New York City Human Rights law (“NYCHRL”). This is the first time a job category – other than military – was given protected status. Who is a caregiver under the statute? Caregivers include anyone […]

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Firm Happenings – May 2016

Written by Brody and Associates on May 19, 2016

On April 29, Brody and Associates and other members of the community prepared and served a tasty dinner at the Community Kitchen in the Gillespie Center in Westport, Connecticut.  The Center offers a continuum of services, including meals, permanent supportive housing, emergency shelters, and mentoring, to people in need. Brody and Associates was proud to […]

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The EEOC recently announced changes to its rules which will give an employee who has filed a Charge faster access to the employer’s Position Statement and non-confidential attachments. These changes went into effect on January 1, 2016. The EEOC’s investigation process begins when an employee who believes his Title VII rights have been violated files […]

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