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Long COVID Leads to Lasting Effects on New York Workers, State, Study Finds

January 24, 2023
85% of workers' compensation funds from NYSIF have been paid to people with long COVID demonstrating that people are leaving the work force due to long COVID.

NYC Ban on Automated Employment Decision Tools Revised

January 23, 2023
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NYC revises ban on the use of AI for employment decisions.

International Survey Reveals Approximately One in Five People Experience Workplace Harassment and Violence

January 20, 2023
A recent ILO-Lloyd’s Register Foundation Gallup survey reported that approximately 23% of people—more than 1 in 5—have experienced one or more of three forms of violence/harassment in the workplace: physical, psychological and sexual.

Federal Trade Commission Proposes Ban on Non-Compete Clauses in an Effort to Protect Employees

January 19, 2023
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The FTC is proposing a ban on non-complete clauses in the United States.

New Study Shows Paid Parental Leave Has Mental Health Benefits

January 17, 2023
A new meta study published in The Lancet finds that parental leave, especially paid leave, has numerous benefits, both for parental health and economic health, and leave is especially beneficial for mothers.

New Study of Employees With Long COVID Demonstrates Need for More Workplace Accommodations

January 12, 2023
Since the beginning of the pandemic “long COVID” remains a new and poorly understood condition both for medical experts and people suffering from the condition. For workers, this has had a significant impact on their ability to remain productive at work.

In A Big Win for Pregnant Workers, Senate Passes PWFA and PUMP

January 4, 2023
With bipartisan support, the United States Senate passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act in December.

New York State Salary Transparency Bill Signed by Governor Hochul

December 21, 2022
The newly signed Salary Transparency Act will go into effect statewide in September 2023.

Laurie Berke-Weiss on Salary Transparency for The Org

December 12, 2022
Attorney Laurie Berke-Weiss on NYC Salary Transparency Law.

Alex Berke quoted in the Albany Law Review: Applying New York City Human Rights Law to Salary Negotiation

December 12, 2022
Senior Associate Alex Berke quoted in Law Review article about NYCHRL and salary negotiation.

Labor Market Strong for Workers with Disabilities

November 1, 2022
For many workers in the US, the pandemic has reshaped the employment landscape. Fully remote and hybrid work have become normal.

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