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FMLA and Loss of a Child

FMLA is the Family Medical Leave Act. It allows employees with sick family members to take time away from work to care for the loved one without risk of losing their job. Now, a bill is in the works to amend the FMLA to allow parents to take up to 12 weeks away from their job to mourn the loss of a child – something that was not previously part of the law.

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What’s the Difference between Harassment and Workplace Violence?

Problems in the workplace come in all shapes and sizes. Unfortunately, there are times when workplace issues are so severe they are illegal. This is the case with violent actions and certain types of harassment. If you are being touched in the workplace – violently or sexually – or you are being discriminated against based on your status in a protected class, you have a right to take legal action.

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New Law Brings End to Abusive Scheduling Practices

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and State Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito recently announced a new group of laws aimed at protecting low-wage earners in the city by ensuring scheduling and a variety of other rights.

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Pregnancy and the Workplace

Pregnancy is typically thought of as a happy occasion and telling co-workers you are pregnant might be one of the most exciting things you do after sharing the news with family and friends. Unfortunately for some women, though, the opposite is true. They dread telling their co-workers and employer they are pregnant and even today, live in fear their pregnancy will affect their career.

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How Do I Sue My Employer?

In an ideal world, we’re able to work for an employer who treats us with respect and provides us with reasonable compensation for the time and effort we put into our jobs. Many people enjoy this arrangement, but all too often, things go wrong in the workplace. Sometimes the issues are minor and easily resolved, but in other cases, the legal system must be called in to remedy the problem.

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What are Ban the Box Laws?

If you’ve ever filled out a job application, you know there’s often an area where you are asked to check a box if you have ever been convicted of a crime. This makes it easy for employers to see if an applicant has been in legal trouble, and makes it difficult for anyone who has to find work. The “Ban the Box” movement is an effort to eliminate this question from job applications and open up employment opportunities to people who made mistakes in the past.

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Three Tips to Help You Deal with Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment can be one of the most devastating experiences to have in the workplace. In addition to making it difficult to perform your job duties, you also might feel as if your personal safety is under attack.

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Zenith Dey and Libby Abesamis, et al. v. Next Cleaners NY1, LLC, and Next Cleaners, LLC, and Next At 808 Columbus Inc., and Kam Saifi, individually, and George Inakavadze, individually, and Alekey Berezov, individually, Case No: 17-CV-2049

New Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New York
Zenith Dey and Libby Abesamis, et al. v. Next Cleaners NY1, LLC, and Next Cleaners, LLC, and Next At 808 Columbus Inc., and Kam Saifi, individually, and George Inakavadze, individually, and Alekey Berezov, individually,Case No: 17-CV-2049 (JMF)

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Shirley Guzman-Reina, et al., v. ABCO Maintenance, Inc., and James Virga, individually, Thomas Virga, individually, and Pete Ghazarian, individually, Case No. 17-cv-1299 (ILG) (PK)

New Collective Action filed in the Eastern District of New York
Shirley Guzman-Reina, et al., v. ABCO Maintenance, Inc., and James Virga, individually, Thomas Virga, individually, and Pete Ghazarian, individually, Case No. 17-cv-1299 (ILG) (PK)

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Pedro Nolasco, et al. v. Miranda International Inc., d/b/a Dr. Shine, and Gotardo Cortez, individually, Case No. 17-1925 (PAC)

New Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New York
Pedro Nolasco, et al. v. Miranda International Inc., d/b/a Dr. Shine, and Gotardo Cortez, individually, Case No. 17-1925 (PAC)

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Mory Camara, et al. v. A & P Parking Corp, and Muhammad Arif, individually, and Pirzada Uddin, individually, Case No. Case 17-CV-2187

New Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New York
Mory Camara, et al. v. A & P Parking Corp, and Muhammad Arif, individually, and Pirzada Uddin, individually, Case No. Case 17-CV-2187

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Luis Cabrera, et al. v. Carpetorium, Inc., and Hamid Elayni, Case No: 17-cv-0437

New Collective Action filed in the Eastern District of New York
Luis Cabrera, et al. v. Carpetorium, Inc., and Hamid Elayni, Case No: 17-cv-0437

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Jermaine Hopkins, et al., v. R&Q Foods, Inc., and Mian Rauf, individually,Case No. 17-cv-0949 (KAM) (SMG)

New Collective Action filed in the Eastern District of New York
Jermaine Hopkins, et al., v. R&Q Foods, Inc., and Mian Rauf, individually, Case No. 17-cv-0949 (KAM) (SMG)

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Rony Guldmann, et al. v. Raymours Furniture Company, Inc.Case No: 17-CV-0614 (RRM) (PK)

New Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New York
Rony Guldmann, et al. v. Raymours Furniture Company, Inc. Case No: 17-CV-0614 (RRM) (PK)

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Anthony Collins, et al. v. Anthem Productions, LLC cd/b/a Anthem Sound, Stage, and Lighting, and Angelo Poulos, individually Case No: 17-CV-1567 (WHP)

New Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New York
Anthony Collins, et al. v. Anthem Productions, LLC cd/b/a Anthem Sound, Stage, and Lighting, and Angelo Poulos, individually, Case No: 17-CV-1567 (WHP) 

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Should I Sign a Non-Compete Agreement?

If you’ve spent any time in the workforce, you know how intimidating it can be to be asked to sign a non-compete agreement. Many employees dread just the idea of being asked to sign one because they create so many “fuzzy” areas. Not to mention the fear of not being allowed to find another job in your industry, should you need to leave the one you currently hold, is downright frightening.

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Are You a Victim of Workplace Age Discrimination?

Employees are protected from workplace discrimination based on a variety of factors, including their age. As long as someone is able to perform his or her job duties, laws protect against negative treatment based on age. Age-related discrimination is illegal under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”).

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Have You Been Victimized by LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace?

Employment Discrimination is one of the most common issues that arise in the workplace. Most workplaces have a great deal of diversity among co-workers and unfortunately, some employers find it difficult to adhere to the laws that are in place to protect staff.

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Are You Being Taken Advantage of in the Restaurant Industry?

Working in the restaurant industry can be very rewarding, but it’s also hard work and comes with its own unique frustrations. One of the biggest challenges for anyone with a career in the industry relates to wages.

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Betty Moncion v. Paris Maintenance & Management Co. Inc., et al. Case No. 16-cv-07142

New Collective Action filed in the Eastern District of New York
Betty Moncion v. Paris Maintenance & Management Co. Inc., et al. Case No. 16-cv-07142

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