A work-sharing agreementbetween the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the New York StateDivision of Human Rights extends the time for filing employment discriminationclaims from 180 to 300 days, the Second Circuit has ruled.

Recognizing an interpretationalready adopted by several other circuits, the appeals court, in Tewksburyv Ottaway Newspapers, 98-9667, found that a complaint filed with theEEOC within 300 days is deemed timely, despite a widely recognized 180-dayfederal filing deadline.

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