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Feb 26

New York Salary History Ban Works to Narrow Wage Gap, Remains Unused By Courts

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As of January 6, 2020, a salary history ban took effect, aiming to bring New York one step closer to narrowing the gender wage gap. The law prohibits all employers, […]

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Feb 18

What Employees Need To Know About Workplace Relationships

Posted by in Employment Law.

Most people have seen the critically acclaimed television series, The Office, featuring the workplace romance of Pam and Jim. While their happily-ever-after worked out at Dunder Mifflin, that doesn’t mean […]

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Feb 12

ADA Mistakes Employers Should Avoid and Employees Need to Know

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Under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), “a reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done during the […]

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Feb 4

Gaslighting in the Workplace: What New York Workers Need to Know

Posted by in Employment Law.

Gaslighting. We’ve heard of it in romantic relationships but did you know that it’s also a common occurrence in the workplace? Consider this interaction: You log out of your workstation […]

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Jan 29

My Employer Declared Bankruptcy and I Was Never Paid. Can I Sue For Lost Wages?

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Economic hardships tend to have a trickle-down effect on all those involved. And when a business has financial difficulties, filing for bankruptcy may seem like a good option–except for employees. […]

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Jan 22

Can an Email Exchange Constitute a Legally Binding Contract?

Posted by in Employment Law.

When you are in the process of accepting a job offer, you should be given an employment contract to review. It will include things like salary/wages, schedule, duties, confidentiality agreement, […]

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Jan 15

Employees Who Engage in Political Protest: What Employers Need To Know

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All of 2020 and so far, the start of 2021, has proven to be politically tumultuous. While as Americans, there is a constitutional right to exercise free speech–including in exercising […]

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Jan 8

Religious Discrimination and the COVID-19 Vaccine: What Employees Need to Know

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As of January 5, 2021, New York State has opened 636 sites for COVID-19 vaccine distribution for eligible New Yorkers. However, with vaccinations to become available to the general public, […]

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Dec 29

Pinterest Gender Discrimination Case Settled

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In December, the social media platform Pinterest and its executives settled a major gender discrimination lawsuit after former COO Françoise Brougher alleged she was paid less than male colleagues, left […]

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Dec 22

Is Being Forced To Attend a Work Christmas Party Religious Discrimination?

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In a normal year, now would be the time for holiday work parties where departments come together for Secret Santa exchanges, after-work drinks, and joyous merriment. But when your holiday […]

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