Posts by: Angela Snyder, Esq.

Pregnancy Discrimination Is An Epidemic, According to the New York Times

June 21, 2018 |

On June 15, 2018, the New York Times published a piece highlighting the prevalence of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace.  Discrimination that, according to the Times, extends into motherhood.  Interestingly, this is coming as employers are frequently seeking to offer extended parental leave and creating custom nursing rooms as a means of attracting employees. So, […]

Are You Providing FMLA to Ineligible Employees?

June 12, 2018 |

I have many multi-state clients who like to provide the same benefits to all of their employees, across all locations.  In some cases, this may mean providing FMLA to employees in a location with less than 50 employees within a 75 mile radius – employees who are not actually eligible for FMLA under the law. […]

How Not to Respond to a Request for FMLA

June 6, 2018 |

Any employer who has had to deal with the painful combination of a difficult employee and FMLA can relate to the feeling of frustration that inevitably accompanies such a pairing.  However, a recent case illustrates the importance of keeping those feelings in check. Imagine this scenario: The employee provides his employer notice of his yearly […]

#MeToo Legislative Rundown

May 31, 2018 |

2017 was the year of #MeToo.  If history is any indicator of things to come, 2018 will be the year of #MeToo legislation.  Last week, I blogged about new laws already passed in New York State and New York City.  Below is an overview of legislative proposals we have seen in other parts of the […]

Get Ready for Mandated Sexual Harassment Training and Policies in New York

May 24, 2018 |

In what is likely to be the first in a flood of sexual harassment legislation released this year, New York State and City have enacted laws aimed at addressing workplace sex harassment.  The effective dates of the laws range from immediate to April 2019. At the state level, Governor Cuomo signed the following into law […]

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