Employment Law

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Supreme Court To Consider Title VII LGBT Claims

 The U.S. Supreme Court will hear three cases in its fall term to determine whether federal law prohibiting
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Monday, March 25, 2019

Am I Entitled to Overtime Pay?

 Employers should fully understand their responsibilities to their employees. On the other hand, employees should make a concerted effort to know their legal rights and what they are entitled to. As an employee, you may have important questions such as whether or not you are entitled to overtime pay. If you have a legal right to overtime pay, you have earned overtime pay, and your employer has not adequately compensated you for this time, this is tantamount to theft. Withholding money to which you are legally entitled is considered wage theft.
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Friday, February 22, 2019

Is discrimination based on an employee’s gender identity unlawful in New York?

The year 2019 is thus far promising to be one of legislative reform and progression in the state of New York.  With the Democrats now in control of three chambers of the state government, several major laws have already achieved passage, while other laws are anticipated to be adopted shortly.  Several of the new laws impact the field of employment law, making it critical that

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Why should employers consider updating their employee handbooks in 2019?

The year 2018 was an important one for the field of employment law, especially in New York.  During 2018, a host of legislation was passed to address the now recognized systemic problem of sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Employers: You Need an Employment Law Attorney

Why is it critical for employers to have a company handbook?

Whether you are just starting your new business or have been running your business for years, it is critically important that you secure the assistance of an employment law attorney.  As a business owner, nearly every aspect of your job involves laws and potential legal issues. Managing your employees will form one of the greatest challenges in your field, and employment issues can raise a host of legal issues.  Our

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Friday, January 25, 2019

A Review of the Top Employment Class Action Issues of 2018

What were some of the most important employment class action cases of 2018?

The year 2018 brought about some important developments in the field of employment law, particularly when it came to class action lawsuits.  Employment laws were amended in 2018, while one category of employment class action lawsuits surged.  Critical U.S. Supreme Court cases refined and revised laws pertaining to employment class action cases.

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Grounds for a Wrongful Termination Suit in NY

Can I be fired without cause if I have an employment agreement?

Employees today are typically deemed to be “at-will,” meaning that an employer can terminate the employment at any time.  However, certain employees who have a written or oral employment contract may be entitled to protections against firings without cause.  Additionally, even at-will employees cannot be terminated for discriminatory or retaliatory reasons. Our Read more . . .

Monday, September 17, 2018

NY Employers Need To Comply With New Sexual Harassment Policies

What changes should be made to my employee handbook to conform to new NYC laws?

The #MeToo movement has awakened the nation to the ongoing problem of sexual harassment. In an effort to end sexual harassment in the workplace, lawmakers in New York and New York City have passed a series of laws that will apply to employers of all sizes. Failure to comply with such laws could leave NYC employers vulnerable to litigation. It is imperative that New York employers consult with an..

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

New York to Decide Whether Tipped Wages Should End

If NY eliminates the tipped wage, how much will tipped employees make per hour?

The state of New York is set to make an important decision for employers and employees across the state. At issue is whether tipped wages should be abolished in New York, with workers instead paid the full minimum wage. The state Labor Department heard over 40 hours of testimony thus far and welcomed hundreds of written comments as to whether the state should end the separate wage policy for workers and others who rely heavily on tips. The proposed law has many supporters, but staunch opposition as well. Our

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Avoid Drafting an Overbroad Non-Compete Agreement

What action might a court take if my non-compete agreement is ruled overbroad?

Non-compete agreements can prove essential in protecting a business’ trade secrets. While non-compete agreements are an integral part of many...

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Friday, May 18, 2018

The Changing Landscape of NYC’s Employment Laws

What can employers in New York City do to ensure compliance with recently passed employment laws?

Recently, the New York City Council and the NY State Legislature have passed and enacted several significant employment laws. These new laws will impact private employers across New York. Employers in the city need to remain abreast of the changing employment laws in order to ensure their compliance. Our

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