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Lindsay Ditlow is experienced in all aspects of employment law, including litigation, counselling, and corporate transactions. As a trial lawyer, Lindsay has successfully represented numerous clients in employment litigations, including cases involving claims under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Family Medical Leave Act and state leave laws, the Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine, state discrimination and retaliation statutes, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and state wage and hour laws. Read Lindsay Ditlow's full bio.

Deadline for NY Employers: Workplace Safety Plan Due October 6, 2021


By , , and on Sep 17, 2021
Posted In Employment

On September 6, 2021, New York Governor Kathy Hochul designated COVID-19 as a “highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health” under the New York Health and Essential Rights (HERO) Act. This designation means that all New York employers must activate the workplace safety plans that they developed...

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New York State Department of Labor Publishes Standard for Prevention of Airborne Infectious Diseases


By , and on Jul 15, 2021
Posted In Employment, Health and Welfare Plans

On July 6, 2021, the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) published its Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Standard (Standard), as required under the New York Health and Essential Rights (HERO) Act. Under the Standard, employers with worksites located in New York are required to either adopt the NYSDOL’s model exposure prevention plan or...

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Global Employment Law Update


By , , , and on Jun 30, 2021
Posted In Benefit Controversies, Employee Benefits, Employment, Fiduciary and Investment Issues, Health and Welfare Plans, Labor, Privacy and Data Security, Retirement Plans

Employment law continues to evolve, and it can be a challenge amid an ever-changing landscape of local employment laws for human resources executives and employment counsel at multinational businesses to maintain a consistent global corporate culture. McDermott’s Global Employment Law Update brings you the key highlights from across Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin and North America....

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Employers Should Prepare for New York’s Most Stringent Workplace Safety Law


By , and on May 19, 2021
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Labor

On May 5, 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York Health and Essential Rights (HERO) Act, which imposes stringent new workplace safety requirements for all employers in New York. The law is expected to take effect on June 4, 2021. Access the article.

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COVID-19 Vaccine: New Paid Leave Laws for Public and Private New York State Employees


By and on Mar 31, 2021
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Health and Welfare Plans, Labor

Effective March 12, 2021, all New York State employers are required to provide employees with paid time off (PTO) to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the employee’s regular rate of pay. Access the article.

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Employer Considerations for Remote and In-Person Workers as the School Year Commences


By , , and on Oct 15, 2020
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment

With the school year underway, employers in the United States face a new challenge: childcare-related leave and accommodation requests by employees. With widespread remote learning and evolving legal obligations to provide paid leave to working parents, employers must navigate unique staffing challenges while complying with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and other state...

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SDNY Vacates Portion of DOL Final Rule on Families First Coronavirus Response Act


By on Sep 9, 2020
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment

On August 3, 2020, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York struck down four parts of the US Department of Labor’s (DOL) Final Rule implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). A copy of the court’s ruling is available here. The FFCRA provides COVID-19-related sick leave and family leave to employees of businesses with...

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Preparing Your Workforce: How to Avoid Legal Landmines When Bringing Employees Back


By , , and on Jun 4, 2020
Posted In Employment

The COVID-19 pandemic has put unprecedented strain on organizations of all sizes across all industries. The uncertainty of the “new normal” is leading some employers to consider extreme, and often unnecessary, new policies in anticipation of the eventual return to work. To properly navigate the complexities of these novel COVID-19 employment issues, you need innovative...

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Open for Business: How ‘Essential’ Businesses Can Keep Their Workplace Healthy and Safe


By and on May 19, 2020
Posted In Employment, Health and Welfare Plans, Labor

Most states have issued some form of ‘shelter in place’ or ‘stay at home’ order to flatten the curve of COVID-19. As a result, many business operations have been temporarily suspended, unless the business is engaged in essential or critical infrastructure functions or supports businesses engaged in such functions. For businesses that are considered ‘essential’...

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CARES Act Impacts All Benefit Plans


By , , , , , , , , , , and on Mar 31, 2020
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Executive Compensation, Health and Welfare Plans, Retirement Plans

In the ongoing effort to help individuals impacted by COVID-19, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities Act (CARES Act) on March 27, 2020. The President signed the CARES Act into law the same day. The historic stimulus package provides wide-ranging relief for both employers and employees. This includes rules that impact health...

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