Supreme Court Maintains Religious School Exemption

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court indicated in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru that employee discrimination claims against religious…

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Federal Executive Order Targets Anti-Semitism at Colleges

December 18th, 2019 | By Jules Halpern Associates | Education Law, Religion, Student Protection

On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, President Trump signed an executive order which expands the interpretation of race and national origin…

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Non-medical Vaccines Exemptions Banned in New York

Earlier this month, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that bans non-medical exemptions for immunizations, including the religious exemption…

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NYC “Cooperative Dialogue” Accommodation Law

November 16th, 2018 | By Jules Halpern Associates | Accommodation Law, Disability, Employee Relations, Human Resources, New York City Law, Pregnancy, Religion

On October 15, 2018, an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”), which requires all New York…

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“Ministerial Exception” Upheld by the Second Circuit

The Second Circuit recently ruled in Fratello v. Archdiocese of New York, et. al. that ministers are barred from bringing…

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NYC Funds More Discrimination Testers

June 25th, 2015 | By Jules Halpern Associates | Discrimination, Hiring, Human Resources, New York City Law, New York Law, Pregnancy, Race/Color, Religion

New York City’s Mayor De Blasio has signed into law a bill that requires the City Human Rights Commission to…

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Religious Discrimination No Longer Requires Knowing an Applicant’s Religion

June 18th, 2015 | By Jules Halpern Associates | Discrimination, Employment Law, Hiring, Human Resources, Religion, United States Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court held this month that employers do not actually need to know of an applicant’s religious practices…

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Religion Impacts Employee Benefits

July 16th, 2014 | By Jules Halpern Associates | Benefits, Discrimination, Religion, United States Supreme Court

In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. (“Hobby Lobby”), the Supreme Court showed employers that religious beliefs can affect the…

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Religious Accommodations in Dress Codes

April 9th, 2014 | By Jules Halpern Associates | Dress Codes, Employee Relations, Religion

Recently published Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) guidelines address employer obligations to accommodate employees’ religious dress and grooming practices. The…

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Best Practices: “Religious Issues in the Workplace”

March 13th, 2012 | By Jules Halpern Associates | Discrimination, Religion

Employers should consider the following “best practices” when handling religious issues in the workplace: Create an atmosphere of open communication. …

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