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Margo R. Richard is an associate in the Labor Department and a member of the Employment Litigation & Counseling Group.

Margo attended Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where she graduated Cum Laude with a Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship Certificate. While in law school, Margo served as a teaching and research assistant to Professor Masai McDougall. She competed as a team member of the American Bar Association Moot Court Team, a coach of the Mardi Gras Invitational Moot Court Team, and was selected for membership into the Order of Barristers. Margo was also a member of the Loyola Law Review, Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society, and Black Law Students Association.

The New York City Council has passed a bill that creates a private right of action for individuals claiming violations of the NYC Earned Safe and Sick Time Act (“ESSTA”). The Council presented the bill to Mayor Eric Adams on December 20, 2023, after which he had 30 days to either sign the bill into

As previously reported, the New Jersey Temporary Workers’ Bill of Rights Law (the “Law”) took full effect on August 5, 2023. In light of this, the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development (the “Department”) has proposed new rules to implement the Law.

Below are some highlights of the proposed regulations that temporary

On May 11, 2023, Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a “medical freedom” bill (SB 252), which amends and expands the existing Florida statute Section 381.00316, prohibiting businesses from requiring their customers and patrons to provide documentation of COVID-19 vaccination status. Under the amended law, businesses in Florida will be prohibited from discriminating

On February 7, 2023, Bill No. A03726 was introduced before the New York State Assembly which, if passed, would prohibit employers from inquiring about or making statements regarding “the arrest record or conviction record of any person who is in the process of applying for employment or interviewing for employment with such employer.”

This proposed

***UPDATE: A District of New Jersey court has rejected an attempt by staffing agency industry groups to enjoin the majority of the provisions of the New Jersey Temporary Workers’ Bill Of Rights Law from taking effect.  As such, the law will take full effect on August 5, 2023.  New Jersey has launched a website to