X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Stephanie Mazzola. Stephanie Mazzola of Tripp Scott in Fort Lauderdale

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, a bill sponsored by a New York State senator (Brad Hoylman) and New York State Assembly member (Nily Rozic) after the Roger Ailes scandal is receiving renewed attention. To recap, Weinstein has been accused by dozens of women of lewd behavior—and even rape—over a period of decades, which accusations led to his termination from The Weinstein Company and resignation from its board of directors. Many of Weinstein’s accusers reached settlements that included nondisclosure agreements. Hoylman and Rozic’s proposed New York bill would make null and void any provision in confidential settlement agreements that had the effect of concealing claims of harassment, as well as other labor violations, like discrimination, retaliation and nonpayment of wages, i.e., nondisclosure agreements. The purpose behind the bill is to prevent alleged harassers from silencing their accusers. California passed a law last year prohibiting confidentiality clauses in civil settlements designed to cover acts that would be considered felony sexual offenses, which is a higher threshold than many cases of harassment.

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at customercare@alm.com

 
 

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2019 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.