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May 2017

We have been watching with some concern recent developments in a much-publicized gender discrimination action filed in DC federal court by a female partner and practice group head in the Washington, D.C. office of Proskauer Rose LLP. The plaintiff...
Last week, we talked about employment investigations. This week, I’d like to talk about what employers do with the information they gathered during the investigation. There are two main tasks:No. 1: Figure out what probably happened.No. 2...
Yesterday, the Trump Administration released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018, which runs from October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018. Here are the highlights related to labor and employment law, and there are a BUNCH. The...
The ADA expressly excludes from its coverage “transvestism, transsexualism, … [and] gender identity disorders not resulting from physical impairments….”Thus, it should be an easy call for a court to dismiss a lawsuit in which an employee,...
On November 16, 2016, Mayor de Blasio signed into law the Freelance Isn't Free Act (No. 1017-2015) (the Act), designed to extend various new protections to freelancers, i.e., independent contractors. Prior to the Act's passage, independent...
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