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Davis & Gilbert Labor & Employment Seminar
Expansion of Anti-Harassment Laws in New York and Recent Updates

September 2019

In a follow-up to last year’s introduction of mandatory anti-harassment trainings, New York State has again expanded its anti-harassment workplace law. Under the new legislation, employers have many new requirements and restrictions, and employees have both a lower standard for asserting — and prevailing — on harassment claims, punitive damages and attorneys’ fees.

This seminar will focus on the nuances of the new law and immediate next steps that New York employers must take to comply. We will address topics such as:

  • New burden of proof for harassment claims
  • Expanded recovery available for employees
  • New requirements for confidentiality provisions in employment agreements
  • Extension of restrictions on mandatory arbitration clauses

QUICK TAKES will discuss trending issues like:

  • New York State ban on salary inquiries
  • Proposed New York State Employee Wage Lien Bill
  • New York City Preclusion of Sexual and Reproductive Health Decision Discrimination
  • Refresher on employee background check requirements
  • New guidance creating opportunities for employers to provide benefits through Health Reimbursement Accounts

SPEAKERS:
Mark Bokert, Partner/Co-Chair, Benefits & Compensation
Jessica Golden Cortes, Labor & Employment, Partner
Alan Hahn, Partner/Co-Chair, Benefits & Compensation
Jason Pruzansky, Labor & Employment, Partner
Nicholas Joseph, Labor & Employment, Associate
Judith Kong, Labor & Employment, Associate

EVENT DETAILS:
Registration and Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Location: Davis & Gilbert LLP
1740 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, NY
(Between 55th and 56th Streets)

(Please note: The building is currently under construction. The main entrance is now around the corner on 56th Street) 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
This seminar is tailored for c-suite and senior management, in-house counsel as well as human resource professionals. It will also be appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

Legal and HR CLE Credits Available: 1.5 hours 

Cost: Complimentary 

RSVP by September 17, 2019:
Carly Silverman
Davis & Gilbert Marketing Events Specialist
csilverman@dglaw.com / 646.673.8318