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Sarah S. Healey has represented clients in a range of matters involving, for example, claims of employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation, wrongful discharge, breach of contract and fiduciary duty, defamation, unfair trade practices, and misappropriation of trade secrets in federal and state court. Sarah also regularly defends employers before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. Sarah frequently presents on current labor and employment law issues. She also conducts management training for all employers on topics including harassment prevention and performance management, leaves of absence, accommodating employees with disabilities, and wag and hour compliance.

In February, the New York City Commission on Human Rights, released guidance that defines race discrimination to include discrimination based on natural hair and hairstyles.  Under this guidance, the New York City Human Rights Law now protects the rights of New York City (“NYC”) employees to maintain natural hair or hairstyles that are closely associated

An updated rule for the Fair Labor Standard’s Acts “white collar” overtime exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional workers is likely coming soon.  In mid-January, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) submitted its proposed final rule governing these exemptions to the White House Office of Management and Budget for final approval.  As we reported

The General Assembly began its 2019 Legislative Session on January 9th.  Many bills affecting the workplace have already been introduced.  They include the following:

Leave of Absence

  • HB5003 and SB1 would create a paid Family and Medical Leave funded by employee contributions, similar to a workers’ compensation program. The bills would also broaden

Holiday parties are a time-honored tradition in most workplaces.  While holiday parties can boost workplace morale and culture, poor management and planning can lead to unfortunate incidents and even worse, lawsuits.  In light of recent headlines on sexual harassment and other employment issues, it is especially important to consider various steps that you can take

On Monday, October 30, 2017, a federal court partially blocked President Trump’s plan to bar transgender individuals from serving in the military while this case is under review by the court. The court found that the portion of the new policy prohibiting transgender recruits from enlisting and calling for the discharge of current transgender service