Category Archives: Employment Defense Attorney

What Do Restaurant Operators See as Their Biggest 2017 Business Challenges

You might think that hiring and firing employees would be restaurant operators’ biggest concerns. That was true in 2015 but not according to a survey done in 2016. When The National Restaurant Association polled restaurant operators about their concerns, the … Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin Age Discrimination Lawsuit | $51.5 Million in Damages

In January 2017, a federal jury in Camden, NJ awarded a verdict of $51.5 million against Lockheed Martin for alleged age discrimination. Law.com reported that the lawsuit claimed Lockheed Martin had a practice of laying off older employees and replacing … Continue reading

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Best Business Practices When Screening Applicants with Criminal Records

When an applicant with a criminal record applies for a job at your company, the screening can become complicated. You cannot make your decision based on any type of discrimination. The EEOC provides guidelines you should consider following when asking … Continue reading

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Is It Time to Update Your Severance Agreements?

Keeping your handbooks, employment agreements, severance agreements and other documents current with laws and legal trends can seem like a lot of work. However, when you get caught on the wrong side of a legal dispute, hindsight says it was … Continue reading

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Examples of Harassment in the Workplace

If you own a business and are working to prevent harassment, it is crucial to understand what harassment is. Do you know what behavior the legal system considers as harassment? Many employers do not have a firm grasp of what … Continue reading

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Employers Walk the Line on Employees’ Social Media Comments

As employers, if you feel that an employee’s comment on social media, such as Facebook or Twitter is damaging to your business’s reputation, it is wise to seek legal counsel before firing the employee. Employers can end up in a … Continue reading

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Recent Laws & Regulations Affecting Restaurant Owners

Before ending the summer session and taking summer vacations, the NY legislature passed major bills that affect restaurant owners and other employers in the food industry. Brunch Bill The Brunch Bill or SO8140, which loosened restrictions for selling alcohol on … Continue reading

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