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Jul 7

Public Employees Can’t be Disciplined For COVID-19 Absence Under New Law

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New York State Bill Number A04063A extends protections to public employees who take absence as a result of COVID-19. Under the bill signed last Thursday, public employees in New York […]

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Jun 29

Just Cause Provision for NYC Fast Food Workers Challenged

Posted by in Employment Law.

In January, the Fair Workweek Law was amended, prohibiting fast-food restaurants from firing workers or removing shifts without first going through progressive discipline measures or coaching employees to better performance […]

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Jun 23

Discrimination and COVID Vaccine Mandates

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A couple from Queens, New York was permanently furloughed from their jobs for declining to get the COVID-19 vaccine, citing pregnancy concerns. According to the New York Daily News, “Jisserlin […]

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Jun 17

New York Times Accused of Unfair Labor Practices

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The New York Times is being accused of unfair labor practices by forbidding workers from showing support for unionizing. According to The Hill, The NewsGuild of New York announced in […]

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Jun 10

EEOC Workplace Vaccine Mandates, Considerations for Employers

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has said now for the second time that companies can make their employees who are returning to the job get vaccinated against COVID-19. […]

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Jun 2

Gig Workers Hope For Unionization–But What Will That Entail?

Posted by in Employment Law.

Amidst the push for gig workers to unionize, lawmakers, labor unions, and tech companies are getting closer to reaching an agreement–but it comes at a cost. New York gig workers […]

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May 25

New York Caregivers May Receive More Legal Protections

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Various studies and reports have illustrated that since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, millions of women have been without work. In many of these cases, this was due to […]

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May 21

Judge Nixes ‘No Rehire’ Provision In NY BBQ Chain FLSA Deal

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As it appeared in Law360. By Max Kutner A New York-based barbecue restaurant chain’s settlement agreement with a former server can’t bar the worker from working or trying to work […]

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May 19

Jobs Are Returning But Employees May Not. Can They Be Forced To?

Posted by in Employment Law.

As more COVID-19 restrictions are lifting, snippets of everyday life are beginning to resurface in New York. However, as the food and hospitality industry begins to return to typical capacity […]

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May 11

What You Need To Know About New York’s Salary History Ban

Posted by in Employment Law.

One of the most common reasons women continue to fall behind in pay scale to their male counterparts in similar positions is because of salary history. However, New York has […]

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