Monthly Archives: November 2017

Board Recoups Legal Costs After Evicting Smoker

Some co-op and condo boards are penny wise pound foolish. And then there’s the board at an 80-unit co-op in Wheatley Heights, Long Island, which decided to spare no expense when it set out to evict a shareholder who repeatedly flouted the co-op’s smoking ban. It was a gamble that came with no guarantees and could have cost the co-op a bundle in legal fees. […]

November 21st, 2017|Cooperative & Condominium, News|

Effective Anti-Harassment Policies Must Start At The Top Of The Organization

The continuing public exposure of sexual harassment by powerful executives and celebrities has shed light on the need for effective policies to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. The EEOC Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace issued an extensive report in June 2016. Among the primary findings in the report [...]

November 17th, 2017|Labor & Employment Law, News|

House of Representatives Passes Bill Narrowing Joint-Employer Definition

On November 7, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill narrowing the definition of “joint employer” issued in 2015 by the National Labor Relations Board in the well-publicized Brown-Ferris Industries matter. In Brown-Ferris , the Board adopted an “indirect or potential control” standard in finding that a waste management company jointly employed workers with a staffing agency. [...]

November 8th, 2017|Labor & Employment Law, News|