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Congress Passes Legislation Banning Forced Arbitration of Claims of Sexual Assault and Harassment

The Senate today, acting on a bipartisan basis, passed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act, which prohibits employers from requiring employees to arbitrate claims of sexual assault or harassment.  The bill was approved earlier this week by a large bipartisan majority in the House of...

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What Comes Next?

As Broadway Grapples with Reopening and Bringing in Patrons Some Shows Also Confront Lawsuits from Actors Alleging Discrimination and Termination Due to Protected Classes Including Religion and Gender While Broadway is up and running, and trying to stay that way despite lacking tourists, new variants of Covid, and the financial...

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Deena Merlen Quoted in SHRM Article on Employer Strategies for Return to Work

As pandemic-induced restrictions continue to gradually lift, the conversation concerning return-to-work protocols becomes ever more relevant and vital. In response to the many questions regarding this topic, last week SHRM published an article titled “Gradual Return to Workplace Eases Transition for Employees,” in which Partner Deena Merlen is heavily quoted...

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Partner Jill Kahn Marshall Quoted by the Society for Human Resource Management on What We Have Learnt From the 2020 COVID-19 Lockdowns

The COVID-19 pandemic and the self-imposed or regional lockdowns have been a learning experience for many employers and employees, forcing many businesses to pivot to a remote work environment. While many employers began cautiously bringing employees back to the office in 2020, they will need to be prepared should there...

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Partner Heidi Reavis Quoted on the Employment Law Obstacles the Biden Administration Will Face

On December 15, Business Insurance published an article entitled, “Biden Administration Faces Obstacles to Revising Employment Laws” and reached out to Partner Heidi Reavis for comment. Given that U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are semi-independent agencies with a majority of Republican Commissioners...

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