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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