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New York State Commissioner of Labor Testifies On Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

As if the current legal environment for employers and their insurance carriers was not sufficiently challenging, state legislatures are considering bills, inter alia, to expand the definition of a hostile work environment, to expand coverage of anti-discrimination and harassment laws to independent contractors, to increase penalties for harassment and to require that employers pay for the cost of post-harassment therapy.  Expansion of legal rights and legal remedies will drive the seemingly ceaseless growth of claims, administrative proceedings, and lawsuits.

The testimony of the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Labor (one of the agencies charged with establishing guidelines on sexual harassment training in New York) summarizing that agency’s current thinking can be read by clicking here

Jackson Lewis P.C. © 2021National Law Review, Volume IX, Number 46
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Paul J. Siegel, Wage Hour Employment Discrimination, Jackson Lewis, Law Firm
Principal

Paul J. Siegel is a Principal in the Long Island, New York office of Jackson Lewis P.C. For many years he was the chair of the firm's national Wage and Hour Practice Group.

Mr. Siegel has represented management in wage hour, employment discrimination, affirmative action and labor matters since 1976. He regularly appears before federal and state agencies and courts in various equal employment, wage hour and labor law matters. In April of 1991, Mr. Siegel argued a landmark age discrimination case before the United States Supreme Court.

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Jeffrey M. Schlossberg, Employment Attorney, Jackson Lewis, Law firm
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Jeffrey M. Schlossberg is a Principal in the Long Island, New York, Office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Schlossberg has devoted his entire career to the employment law field.

Mr. Schlossberg has extensive experience in handling all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. Areas of concentration include: employment discrimination prevention and litigation; workplace harassment policy development and compliance; social media and information privacy in the workplace; family and medical leave; disability matters; wage and...

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