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Barbara J. Harris © Matt Greenslade/photo-nyc.com Barbara J. Harris © Matt Greenslade/photo-nyc.com

New Yorkers and Californians vie for accolades about almost anything (think “best bagels” vs. “best weather”). Historically, California was unrivalled as the most employee-friendly state (and therefore the most challenging for employers). But given the political divide at the federal level, there has been a proliferation of state and local lawmaking aimed at increasing workplace protections, with New York at the forefront of many recent progressive developments. So is New York poised to become the next California? Or are we already there?

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