New York City marked the end of 2021 by enacting a law that will make it challenging, if not infeasible, to use a broad swath of algorithmic, computerized tools to review, select, rank or eliminate candidates for employment or promotion. Local Law Int. No. 1894-A, which takes effect on January 1, 2023, regulates the use of “automated employment decision tools” in hiring and promotion decisions within the city. The law, which applies to employers and […]
COVID-19 and its related health conditions may now be considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and the Rehabilitation Act. On December 14, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued updated guidance on when individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 or a post-COVID health condition may be considered to have a disability under the definition under Title I of the ADA or Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act. Title I of the […]
As we close the book on 2021, we take a few moments to reflect on the past year’s developments of the law on noncompete agreements (“NCAs”), offer a few predictions as to what we think 2022 may have in store, and leave you with a valuable piece of advice.
The year saw President Biden sign an Executive Order (“EO”) entitled “Promoting Competition in the American Economy.” This EO does not in itself change the law, […]