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Interns and Anti-Discrimination Laws: Is Wang Employers’ High-Water Mark?

So you may have heard — a federal court in New York has dismissed an unpaid intern’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim against a media company pursuant to the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”).  (Wang v. Phoenix Satellite Television US, Inc., Case No. 1:13-cv-00218-PKC (S.D.N.Y. 2013).)  In granting the defendant’s motion to dismiss the plaintiff’s … Continue Reading

Staffing Agency Employee May Sue Multiple Employers for Wrongful Discharge, Federal Court Rules

Whose employee is it anyway? The answer may be everyone’s. Companies who use staffing agencies to supply workers may be considered joint employers of those workers, even if the staffing agency hires and pays the workers.  Both companies may be held liable for retaliation and wrongful termination, a federal court in New York has just … Continue Reading

Legal Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence on the Rise

New Jersey and New York have joined a growing trend of states that have recently passed or are seeking to pass laws affording greater protections for victims of domestic violence.  As the national movement focused on strengthening protections for victims of domestic or dating violence grows, so too do employer obligations to provide time off … Continue Reading
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