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May 5

New York Chipotle Gets Sued Over Fair Workweek, Sick Leave Violations

Posted by in Employment Law.

After shorting employees on scheduling pay premiums and failing to give current workers access to open shifts prior to hiring new employees, Chipotle is facing a lawsuit by New York […]

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Apr 27

New York State Enacts Worker Safety Legislation: NY HERO Act

Posted by in Employment Law.

As the economy across the country continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the New York State Legislature is working to implement new employment protections. On April 21, portions of […]

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Apr 22

New York Legalizes Recreational Marijuana: What Employees Need To Know

Posted by in Employment Law.

On March 31, 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) into law. The MRTA takes effect immediately, however, the sale of recreational-use marijuana […]

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Apr 7

The Pandemic Could Widen the Pay Gap–Minimizing Efforts of Equality

Posted by in Discrimination.

According to SHRM, in 2021, women still only earn 82 cents for every $1 earned by men. While strides have been made to tighten the gap in pursuit of equal […]

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Apr 1

Can I Be Fired For Refusing to Sign The Non-Compete?

Posted by in Employment Law.

Employers will implement non-compete agreements for a variety of reasons, including the protection of the employer’s legitimate business interests. However, when being asked to sign this agreement, you may feel […]

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Mar 26

The Cost of Workplace Sexual Harassment

Posted by in Sexual Harassment.

For the victim of workplace sexual harassment, the cost is often not one of finances–although, feeling as if you must leave your current job to remain safe can result in […]

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Mar 19

Equal Pay Day Reminds Us That The Gender Wage Gap Still Exists

Posted by in Discrimination.

March 24 is Equal Pay Day which serves as a stark reminder that even in 2021, women in the United States are paid $0.82 to every dollar a man makes. […]

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Mar 12

Can My Employer Change My Timecard?

Posted by in Employment Law.

Maybe you notice a few hours were missing on your timecard. Or perhaps you thought it was weird your paycheck wasn’t as big as you had thought. While you don’t […]

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Mar 5

What is a Performance Improvement Plan?

Posted by in Employment Law.

When many employees hear that they’ve been placed on a performance improvement plan, also known as PIP, the first thought is, “I’m going to be fired.” While that is not […]

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Feb 26

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

Posted by in Employment Law.

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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