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Author – Digging Deep Into the New York City Fair Chance Act

Peter Goodman authored an article which appears in the February 25th New York Law Journal, addressing compliance with New York Correction Law Article 23-A. The statute governs how employers must treat job applicants with criminal conviction histories under the Fair Chance Act. It’s a nuanced issue due to the two different sets of statutes at

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Instructor – Continuing Legal Education – New York Employment Law

On December 13, 2018, Peter Goodman presented a continuing legal education course to members of the International Intellectual Property Society entitled Recent Changes in New York Law on Sexual Harassment, Salary History and Ban the Box.  The course covered developments in New York statutory law imposing requirements on employers with respect to maintaining policies on sexual

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Panelist – The Impact of the #MeToo Movement on the Staffing Industry

On October 9, 2018, Peter Goodman spoke as a panelist at the New York Staffing Association’s Law Day.  Addressing members of the staffing industry, the panel reviewed New York State and New York City legislation that requires employers to provide employees with annual sexual harassment prevention training. The panel also covered issues such as how

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New York Employment Law Bulletin – June 2018

We are excited to report the Firm’s recent successes in a broad range of workplace matters, including the favorable settlement of a wage and hour claim asserted against a small business owner for a fraction of the initial demand.  We also have been handling workplace investigations involving charges of sexual harassment, hostile work environment based

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Moderator – Developments in Wage & Hour Law

On March 9, 2018, Peter Goodman served as the moderator of a panel discussion on developments in wage and hour law, including arbitration and settlement issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The panel was part of the day-long Employment Law Institute presented by the Labor and Employment Committee of the New York City Bar

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Panelist – Criminal Conviction Discrimination Under New York Law

Peter Goodman recently spoke as a panelist about criminal conviction discrimination under New York law.  The panel discussion was sponsored by the New York State Staffing Association on January 24, 2018.  Peter’s presentation included an overview of various New York statutes applicable to hiring an individual with a history of one or more criminal convictions, including

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New York Employment Law Bulletin January 2018

2018 is here, and New York employers need to be sure they are in compliance with the following significant changes to employment laws: Paid Family Leave: Effective January 1, 2018, New York State will require paid family leave coverage to be funded by employee payroll contributions.  The paid leave coverage is provided to employees who

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