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  • Use of Criminal Background Checks in Fair Housing: HUD’s New Guidelines

    June 16, 2016

  • EEOC Issues New Guidance on Employee Wellness Programs

    EEOC: New Guidance on Employee Wellness Programs

    June 2, 2016

    Newly issued guidance and changes to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulations are designed to facilitate employer-sponsored wellness programs, a worthy benefit for employers and employees alike. However, employers who sponsor such programs must be in complete compliance with complex legal requirements to avoid liability under federal legislation. 

  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Summer of #LoveWins

    New York Law Journal

    October 19, 2015

  • NLRB Issues Controversial Decision Changing the Standard for Joint Employer Status

    NLRB Changes Standard for Joint Employer Status

    August 28, 2015

    Since the 1980s, the National Labor Relations Board has followed a definition that requires joint employers to exercise “direct and immediate” control over the terms and conditions of employment. Finding that this standard has failed to keep pace with changes in the workplace and economic circumstances, the Board has issued a decision that may have far-reaching implications for any company that uses contractors, including large franchisors, which may now be required to bargain with the unionized employees of their franchisees.

  • DOL Rulemaking Puts Employees in Same-sex Marriages on Equal FMLA Footing

    FMLA Leave for Employees in Legal Same-sex Marriages

    March 10, 2015

    Effective March 27, 2015, employers will be required to allow FMLA leave for an employee in a legal same-sex marriage, provided that the employee was married in a state or country where same-sex marriage is recognized. Employers should ensure that management and human resources staff are aware of the regulatory change and that FMLA policies are in compliance with the new rule.

  • Employment Newsletter

    Criminal Conviction Queries on Job Applications

    February 2015

  • Overview of HUD’s 2013 Guidance on Assistance Animals as Reasonable Accommodations under the Federal Fair Housing Statutes, and Post-guidance Developments

    Assistance Animals as Reasonable Accommodations

    December 18, 2014

    The “no pet” policy under the Fair Housing Amendments Act and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act applicable to recipients of financial assistance from HUD may be subject to modification upon review of HUD’s April 2013 Guidance on “assistance animals.”

  • Employment Newsletter

    Retaliation Claims by Employees Increasing

    June 2012

    In the past few years several U.S. Supreme Court cases have effectively expanded the scope of retaliation claims and lowered the requisite standard for a retaliation charge. The EEOC's latest enforcement and litigation report confirms that claims of retaliation against employers are significantly increasing.

Additional Publications

Contributing Author, Chapter 1 of the BNA Treatise on the Family and Medical Leave Act (Ossip and Hale)

“Falsification of Employment Applications: Just Cause for Discharge?” Labor and Employment Law Section Newsletter, New York State Bar Association, March 1992 (awarded the Saul Wallen Essay Prize by the faculty of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations)

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