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Compliance with “Cooperative Dialogue” for Accommodation Requests

What Does Cooperative Dialogue Mean Under New NYC Law? As of October 15, 2018, employers have a new law they must comply with when an employee requests an accommodation based on their civil rights. Many business owners are aware of … Continue reading

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What Is the Faragher-Ellerth Affirmative Defense?

An Affirmative Defense for Employers Affirmative defense is a legal term that offers some degree of protection for employers. We live in volatile times, an age where #MeToo is changing the legal landscape and sexual harassment claims are becoming very … Continue reading

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Correction

Once an investigation reveals that sexual harassment in the workplace has occurred, the next step is correction. Employers must take corrective measures so harassment stops and does not reoccur. This is also the next step for any type of workplace … Continue reading

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Race Discrimination Lawsuit: Rosebud Restaurants Settled, Paying $1.9 Million

In a race discrimination lawsuit, the EEOC sued Rosebud Restaurants and parties settled for the amount of $1.9 million. The EEOC brought a lawsuit against Rosebud, which operates 13 Italian restaurants in Chicago and nearby suburbs.  The restaurants were not … Continue reading

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NYC Carwash Law Ruled Illegal Due to Promoting Unionization

Recently a NY federal judge ruled that the NYC Carwash law was illegal because it promoted unionization of carwashes.   In 2015, the NYC Council passed a law to regulate car wash businesses. The Council believed the law would protect … Continue reading

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Legal News in the Restaurant Industry

Some recent news in the restaurant industry is that the National Restaurant Association has taken a big step toward protecting the industry. Over the years, well-funded special interest groups have lobbied for laws and regulations that have ended up burdening … Continue reading

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Best Business Practices When Screening Applicants with Criminal Records

When an applicant with a criminal record applies for a job at your company, the screening can become complicated. You cannot make your decision based on any type of discrimination. The EEOC provides guidelines you should consider following when asking … Continue reading

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