Hoffman v. Parade Publications, et al., 15 N.Y.3d 285 (N.Y. App., July 1, 2010) – In this case, an employee who did not live or work in New York brought claims for age discrimination under the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) and the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) following his termination. Although the employee did not service any accounts in New York, he argued that New York courts had jurisdiction because he attended quarterly meetings in New York, the company’s contracts were negotiated in New York, and the decision to terminate him was made in New York. The state high court disagreed, holding that both the NYSHRL and the NYCHRL require a non-resident to plead and prove that the alleged discriminatory action had an impact in New York.
On Friday, December 22, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected all of American industry’s many challenges to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new silica dust standard, 29 C.F.R. §§ 1910.1053 and 1926.1153—one of the key achievements of OSHA under the Obama administration. The court remanded the standard for OSHA to further explain or reconsider why it did not adopt medical removal protection.
In June 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law An Act Relative to Minimum Wage, Paid Family Medical Leave and the Sales Tax Holiday.
A few weeks before H-1Bs will be filed subject to a random lottery, an Oregon judge dismissed a lawsuit challenging the H-1B lottery system, granting summary judgment to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).