Tag Archives: Stephen Hans

Ruby Tuesday Is Accused of Gender Discrimination Involving Men

It is common for the media to report on cases of gender discrimination where females did not receive equal pay or the same promotional opportunities as men. In contrast to the norm, the EEOC is now pursuing a class action … Continue reading

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Federal Judge States that Judicial Approval Not Necessary for FLSA Settlements

Author: Hans & Associates, P.C. Typically, when parties would settle their disputes over Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) issues, such as minimum wage and overtime claims, they had to present their settlement agreement to a U.S. District judge for approval. … Continue reading

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New York ABC Law Compliance

Author: Stephen Hans Queens Queens NY Labor & Employment Lawyer New York Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Law  makes it illegal for restaurants and bars to serve alcoholic beverages to anyone who is under the age of 21 or who is … Continue reading

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Brooklyn, New York Restaurant Becomes a Target for Angry Female Bloggers

Author: Hans & Associates, P.C. While wage and hour violations are a common target for litigation in the restaurant industry, so is sexual harassment. Recently, a New York chef and restaurant owner became the high profile target of a blog … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Hiring Teenagers to Work in NY

During the summer, teenagers may be a good resource pool for employers looking to fill temporary work positions. Recreational parks, lakes, swimming pools, and other facilities that cater to people in warmer weather often hire teenagers as lifeguards or to … Continue reading

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Case Law Is Still Catching Up with Social Media Technology

Author: Stephen D. Hans As case law catches up with social media technology, more information becomes available to develop sound business practices. A recent report by Bloomberg BNA  unveils worthwhile policies described by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Acting … Continue reading

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EEOC’s Ruling in Transgender Discrimination Case

Author: Stephen D. Hans The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently ruled in the case of a woman, Mia Macy, who filed a discrimination complaint based on gender discrimination. The New York Times  reported that she was a former police detective … Continue reading

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Ban on Employers’ Asking for Facebook Passwords Becomes Law in Maryland

Author: Hans & Associates, P.C. , Stephen D. Hans “Queens & NY Labor & Employment Discrimination Attorneys” The fabric of how we do business today involves the increasing use of social media (SM) networks like Facebook and Twitter. Companies embodying … Continue reading

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Emails: A Technological Convenience and a Legal Nemesis

Author: Stephen Hans Prior to emails and texting when most communication was verbal, there was an element of he said or she said and no real definitive way to prove what anyone said except by witness testimony. And even witness … Continue reading

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Dealing with Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Abuse

Author: Stephen Hans Hans & Associates,P.C. Through approved FMLA leave of absences, companies allow employees to deal with chronic conditions, acute illnesses, pregnancies, or to care for ill loved ones. However, some employees abuse business owners by obtaining unwarranted leaves … Continue reading

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