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Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace

What Does It Mean to Provide Reasonable Accommodations? Making reasonable accommodations is a term you hear a lot in reference to the workplace and anti-discrimination laws. Employers whenever possible, should make accommodations for employees. Definition and Examples The DOL (Department … Continue reading

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Non-Disclosure Agreements: Their Proper Use

Types of Information Non-Disclosure Agreements Address Non-disclosure agreements (NDA) allow companies to keep proprietary information out of their competitors’ hands. A high level of confidentiality is necessary for companies with innovative ideas. In some instances, the innovation is already making … Continue reading

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What Is the Independent Contractor ABC Test for Status?

How to Qualify Workers as Independent Contractors The Independent Contractor ABC Test was a method introduced by the California Supreme Court for determining whether a worker qualified for independent contractor status. You might ask—what does this have to do with … Continue reading

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Employer Guidelines for Paying Employees

Ensuring Your Employees’ Pay Is Fair and Documented Long Island City, Queens, NY Employment Defense Attorney Paying employees is subject to discrimination laws and regulations that ensure fairness. As an employer, it is important to understand the laws and keep … Continue reading

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Long Island City, Queens,New York Employment Defense Attorney

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The Fair Chance Act in New York

Criminal Background Checks for NY Job Applicants The Fair Chance Act also carries the nickname “ban the box.” This moniker came from a slogan used by civil rights groups. They campaigned to have the check box for criminal record removed … Continue reading

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Social Media Used in Job Screening

What Employers Should Know About Using Social Media to Research Job Candidates According to a 2018 CareerBuilder survey, 70 percent of employers are using social media to screen job candidates. The Fair Consumer Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Job Screening and … Continue reading

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Customer-Based Sexual Harassment of Employees

How You Can Protect Employees from Customer-Based Sexual Harassment? Customer-based sexual harassment of employees can be a problem, and employers may not know what to do about it. It is vital to protect their employees’ rights. Also, employers could be … Continue reading

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What Potential Penalties Do Employers Face in NY Discrimination Cases?

More Potential Penalties for Employers Potential penalties for employers are likely to result from the amendments to the New York State Anti-Harassment Law. As the repercussions of the amendments become clearer to employers, more businesses will establish anti-discrimination work policies. … Continue reading

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First Lawsuit Under New York City’s Fair Workweek Law

Employers and Predictable Schedules in the Restaurant Industry The Fair Workweek Law went into effect in New York City on November 26, 1917, and it affected employers in the fast food and retail industries. Under the law, employers had to … Continue reading

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