Uncharted territory – New York’s Adult Survivors Act claims

Excerpted from a Seyfarth Shaw LLP Blog by Karen Y. Bitar For any company doing business in New York, this coming November 24 represents more than just Thanksgiving. It will also initiate a one-year period in which any person who claims to have suffered sexual abuse at any time in the past (so long as […]

Rap Music in the Workplace – can it create a hostile work environment?

Excerpted from a Shawe Rosenthal LLP Blog by Evan Conder Is the playing specific rap music in the workplace discriminatory on the basis of sex if it offends women? A former Tesla employee has asked the U.S. District Court for Nevada to answer “yes” to that question after filing suit against her former employer alleging […]

Workplace Harassment in a Virtual World

Excerpted from a State Bar of Wisconsin Blog by Catarina Colon, Erik Eisenmann and Tracey O’Brien Can an employee in a virtual environment be harassed? Many individuals are familiar with online video games that permit players to play and communicate with others online while seated at their Xbox. Augmented Realty (AR) games superimpose a digital […]

The complications of adding background checks to dating apps

Excerpted from a Marketplace Podcast by Kimberly Adams Last week, Tinder rolled out a new feature that allows users to pay $2.50 to check if matches have certain types of criminal records associated with a sex offender registry, arrests or convictions for “violent or harmful behavior.” The company partnered with public record aggregator Garbo to […]