January 25, 2024

Law360 Quotes Senior Associate Alex Berke in Article Covering Gov. Hochul’s Recent Proposal to Initiate Prenatal Leave

Law 360 covers the recent proposal by Governor Hochul to expand New York State’s paid family leave policy and provide time off for prenatal medical appointments and care. Senior Associate Alex Berke shared her thoughts on the benefits this policy would have with the article’s author, Anne Cullen. The article highlights other recent steps taken to cater towards pregnancy-related workplace protections and describes the importance this policy could have as a catalyst for reforms in other states. Ms. Berke believes the implementation of is policy would be a smooth transition for employees and employers alike. For employees, the process would not prove too difficult as it would resemble the established paid family leave process, and since the compensation could be deducted through payroll, “it’s not an insurmountable ask for employers.” Click here to read the full article and learn more about the proposed changes. 

Amended Labor Law in New York Ensures Employees’ Right to Paid Lactation Breaks Effective June 19, 2024

July 2, 2024
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Employers in New York are now required to give paid lactation breaks for breastfeeding employees.

Updated New York Labor Law Protects Employees Social Media Privacy

June 20, 2024
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New York Labor Law was recently amended limiting employer access to their employee's social media accounts.

Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act Regulation Set to Take Effect June 18, 2024

May 15, 2024
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The EEOC issues its final rule and interpretive guidance to implement the PWFA.

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