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Changes in New York State and NYC Sexual Harassment Laws

Sexual Harassment: Mandatory Arbitration and Nondisclosure Agreements The NY legislature passed changes in sexual harassment law that Governor Cuomo signed into law on April 17, 2018. These laws went into effect 90 days after being enacted, which means they are … Continue reading

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What Employers Should Know About the New York Women’s Equality Act

Clarifications for Employers for Women in the Workplace In June of 2014, the Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York signed amendments to the New York State Human Rights Law, which bolstered civil rights for women. It’s important for employers understand … Continue reading

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Starbucks Baristas Complain About Company’s Parental-Leave Policies

Starbucks made its company stand out from many others when it put in place a six-weeks paid parental leave policy for eligible birth mothers. Starbucks made this a nationwide policy. Indeed they did stand out as being “a different kind … Continue reading

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Final Rules on Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

At the end of September 2016, the Department of Labor released the final rules for federal contractors. The rules required employers to provide workers with paid sick leave. The final rule only applies to employees working on or in connection … 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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Are You Motivated to Prevent Discrimination Lawsuits?

Because putting measures in place to prevent discrimination can be a lot of work, many employers don’t take the time to address this factor in their businesses. However, when a lawsuit is pending or a discrimination claim has been filed, … Continue reading

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New York City Employment Defense Attorneys

What Is GINA and Why Is It Important to You as an Employer? Your employment application questions can set you up for a discrimination lawsuit if you are not within the parameters of federal anti-discrimination laws. GINA or the Genetic … Continue reading

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Know and Follow the Regulations for Tip Pools

In the restaurant business and hospitality industry in general, employees who provide services, such as servers, hosting staff, bartenders and bus persons typically receive tips from customers. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA),  which is a federal law, tipped … Continue reading

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How Can Employers Avoid Litigation with the EEOC?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) can bring litigation against employers on behalf of workers who file discrimination or harassment claims with the EEOC. Because the EEOC is selective about filing lawsuits it litigates only in a limited number of … Continue reading

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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves

Queens NY Employment Defense Attorney The Family Medical Leaves Act (FMLA) grants the right to mothers and fathers to take up to 12 weeks off for maternity or paternity leaves so they can spend time with a newborn. As an … Continue reading

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