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The NLRB's (Slow) Right Turn
Employers now have an expectation that corrections will be made to bring sanity and predictability back to the National Labor Relations Board after eight years under the Obama administration. But change will take time.
In Good Hands
Employment-law experts praise Phil Miscimarra and Victoria Lipnic, President Trump's recent choices to lead the nation's top employment-compliance agencies.
What to Know About Sponsoring Foreign Nationals
President Donald Trump is moving quickly on his promise to reform American immigration laws. His next target will be employment-based visas and here's what HR leaders need to know.
Surveying the Class-Action Landscape
Record amounts were awarded in wage-and-hour settlements in 2016, but will the change in government control impact the class-action landscape?
'Significant' Showdown Looming
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to resolve split federal circuit-court decisions involving arbitration agreements and class-action lawsuits, and labor-law experts expect the ruling will be significant for employers.
Emotional Distress and the FLSA
A Fifth Circuit appeals court ruling on an FLSA claim finds that employees can recover damages for emotional injury resulting from retaliation. Experts say the decision could signal greater risk for employers in a subset of wage and hour cases.
Overcoming Disability Hiring Barriers
New regulations from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are designed to ensure federal agencies "reinvigorate" their commitments to being a model employer of people with disabilities and fostering workplace inclusion.
Changes Ahead for Federal Workforce
While many acknowledge the federal personnel system is long overdue for modernization, just how quickly -- and in what form -- change will occur is anyone's guess.
Battle Line Drawn on Wellness Incentives
A recent court decision on the validity of wellness-incentive programs is just the "initial skirmish" in a long war over employees' disclosures of personal and family medical information, experts say.
Understanding the Revised I-9 Form
For employers of foreign national employees that may be subject to increased worksite inspections and I-9 enforcement during the Trump administration, understanding policy changes and ensuring ongoing compliance is critical.
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Question: Can you give us a primer on the similarities and differences of employment-law process and practice when it comes to claims before the New York State Human Rights Law and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission? Can you also explain how these processes are different when we are dealing with discrimination cases that are in federal court?