M. Adil Yaqoob

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M. Adil Yaqoob has experience representing clients in various labor and employment matters. With the United States Department of Labor, he represented the agency in enforcement actions in federal district court and administrative fora pertaining to the Fair Labor Standards Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and other federal employment-related legislation. In addition, he provided pre-citation and pre-litigation assistance to DOL client agencies in cases that were complex, presented novel issues, or involved work-related accidents or fatalities. While with the New York City Law Department, he defended clients in federal and state court litigation arising under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the New York State and City Human Rights Laws, and other employment-related causes of action.

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Pay Transparency and a Ban on Consideration of Employee Compensation History for Federal Contractors on the 15th Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

This January marked the 15th anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, providing a good moment for the federal government to propose new rules aimed at increasing gender pay equity in federal contracting and federal government employment. The new rules announced by the White House are expected to require covered government contractors … Continue Reading

LGBTQ+ Protections, Virtual Harassment, and Social Media Posts: The EEOC Updates Its Harassment Guidance for the 21st Century

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has published draft enforcement guidance regarding workplace harassment, entitled “Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace.” The proposed guidance sets forth the legal standards applicable to harassment claims under federal law and provides a variety of examples with extensive citations to applicable case law. If made final, this … Continue Reading

The Supreme Court Delivers a Win for Employers Seeking a Stay in Appeals Involving Arbitration

In a significant win for employers, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) requires an automatic stay of the case at the trial court level whenever a party appeals the trial judge’s decision to deny arbitration. This decision means that employers appealing an adverse ruling on a motion to … Continue Reading

New Pay Transparency Laws Change Job Postings From Coast to Coast

A growing number of cities and states are pushing for greater pay transparency in the hiring process. To add to that growing list, California and New York have both passed pay transparency laws in recent months, leaving employers to modify how they seek out new talent. However, employers should keep in mind that not all … Continue Reading

Employers: Prepare Now for Recession-Based Layoffs

With many economic experts predicting that the U.S. will enter a recession in the near future, employers are preparing for the possibility of significant layoffs. Before making cuts, companies – especially those with remote workers – should be aware of the potential pitfalls and legal ramifications of layoffs, and be prepared to adjust the timing … Continue Reading