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New York City Bans the Box and Sets Strict Limits on Pre-Employment Actions by Private Employers

Published on June 17, 2015

On June 10, 2015, the New York City Council passed the Fair Chance Act, which “bans the box” for private employers. The Act is on its way to the Mayor’s desk, where if signed, it will come into effect in 90 days and will add to New York’s already complicated Ban the Box landscape, consisting of a variety of different state and city laws that impact the pre-employment process for both employers and employees. (more…) ...

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NLRB Decision Permits Employer Policy That Banned Workplace Recordings

Published on November 22, 2013

In a recent decision by an Administrative Law Judge for the National Labor Relations Board, an employer’s no-recording policy was upheld as not violating the rights of employees to engage in protected concerted activity under the National Labor Relations Act (“the Act”). More after the break... (more…) ...

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Employees Fired For MySpace Comments Win Verdict

Published on October 1, 2009

On June 16, 2009, a New Jersey federal court jury found in favor of two former restaurant employees who sued their employer when they were fired for posting comments about the restaurant and its managers on a MySpace account.  The jury awarded $2,500 in compensatory damages to Brian Pietrylo, and $903 to Doreen Marino.  By stipulation of the parties, punitive damages were awarded in the amount of four times the compensatory damages. The case is Pietrylo v. Hillstone Restaurant Group.  The cou...

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