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  • The New York City Council Passes Bills Mandating Procedures on Requesting Flexible Work Schedules and Reasonable Accommodations
    The New York City Council Passes Bills Mandating Procedures on Requesting Flexible Work Schedules and Reasonable Accommodations

    FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES On December 6, 2017, The New York City Council passed the “Fair Workweek Law” which protect employees who seek temporary changes to work schedules for personal events. This ...

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  • More Protections for New York City's Independent Contractors
    More Protections for New York City's Independent Contractors

    On this page, we have previously blogged about New York City’s Freelance Isn’t Free Act (FIFA) (Local Law 140 of 2016) that went into effect on May 15, 2017. In a nutshell, FIFA protects freelancers ...

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  • New York City Paid Sick Leave Law Has Been Expanded to Include Safe Time for Victims of Family Offense Matters, Sexual Offenses, Stalking and Human Trafficking, and Their Family Members
    New York City Paid Sick Leave Law Has Been Expanded to Include Safe Time for Victims of Family Offense Matters, Sexual Offenses, Stalking and Human Trafficking, and Their Family Members

    The “Earned Safe and Sick Time Act,” which is an amendment to New York City’s Paid Sick Leave Law, was signed into law by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. It enlarges the list of covered reasons ...

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  • The United States Supreme Court Allows the Travel Ban to Take Effect
    The United States Supreme Court Allows the Travel Ban to Take Effect

    On December 4, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two orders, that allow the Presidential Proclamation of September 24, 2017 (“The Travel Ban”), to go into effect, while appeals continue in the lower ...

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