Law and the Workplace
Ebony Ray

Ebony Ray

Associate

Ebony Ray is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department. Ebony handles a wide range of labor and employment law matters, including research, drafting, and preparing for state and federal litigations, labor grievance arbitrations, collective bargaining, and discrimination actions. She also handles labor relations matters for public sector employers, including litigating matters before the New York State Public Employment Relations Board.

While attending Cornell Law School, she served as articles editor and symposium editor on the International Law Journal. Ebony was also a teaching assistant at Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations for the class "Labor and Employment Law," taught by a former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor.

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Mayor de Blasio Signs New Laws Strengthening NYC’s Human Rights Law

On Monday, March 28, 2016, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed several bills (Intros 814-A, 818-A, and 819) amending the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”). The amendments strengthen employee protections by changing existing laws to provide for 1) a more liberal construction of the NYCHRL for plaintiffs; 2) attorneys’ fees, expert fees, and other … Continue Reading

Update: NYC Mayor Signs Caregiver Discrimination Bill into Law

On January 5, 2016, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a New York City Council bill that prohibits employment discrimination based on an individual’s actual or perceived status as a caregiver. The new law will come into effect on May 4, 2016. To fully review the coming changes, see our blog post here. Employers … Continue Reading

New York City Council Passes Caregiver Discrimination Bill

On Wednesday, December 16, 2015, the New York City Council voted 49-0 in favor of Int. No. 108-A, legislation that amends the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) to prohibit employment discrimination based on an individual’s actual or perceived status as a caregiver.  It is now awaiting the Mayor’s signature. Under the NYCHRL, it … Continue Reading
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