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New Action filed in the Southern District of New York Richards v. Empire Scaffolding Systems, Inc., and Demari Installations Corp., and Antonios Mamounas, individually, Civil Case No.:21-cv-6638 On August 5, 2021, Plaintiff Richards filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York against EMPIRE SCAFFOLDING SYSTEMS, INC. (“Empire Scaffolding”), and DEMARI INSTALATIONS CORP. (“Demari”), […]

Paid Family Leave

The majority of people working in New York are eligible for Paid Family Leave. Formerly, this was called Maternity Leave but now it’s offered to both mothers and fathers. New York has the country’s strongest family leave policy. It ensures working families never need to worry about jeopardizing their jobs as a result of having […]

jury duty

Jury duty is a civic duty required of many people at some point during their adult lives. Serving on jury duty requires you to take time away from work to perform your duties. But employers cannot terminate employees for time away spent serving on a jury. There is no federal law requiring employers to pay […]

On July 29, 2021, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that it will rescind, “The Joint Employer Final Rule” which defined “joint employer” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The DOL formally published the “Rescission Final Rule” on July 30, 2021, and it becomes effective on September 28, 2021. Prior Status of […]

New Action filed in the Eastern District of New York Choukroun v. Island Exterior Fabricators LLC, Civil Case No.:21-cv-4280  On July 30, 2021, Plaintiff Choukroun filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District of New York against ISLAND EXTERIOR FABRICATORS LLC (“Defendant”), alleging upon knowledge as to himself and his own actions and upon information and […]

Delta Strain

As we approach the one-and-a-half-year mark since the United States shut down due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, more and more companies are moving away from the new norm of working from home.  This brings a slew of new questions that must be answered, and important decisions that must be made, regarding the vaccination statuses of […]

Gender Discrimination

Concerns about gender discrimination and sexual discrimination are common in the modern workplace. Is there a difference between the two and what do you need to know if either affects you? Some use the terms “gender discrimination” and “sexual harassment” interchangeably but they are not the same. Understanding the difference helps you navigate your complex […]

noncompetition agreement

On July 9, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy which provided sweeping initiatives designed to promote workers’ interests, and competition.  More specifically, the Order includes, “72 initiatives by more than a dozen federal agencies to promptly tackle some of the most pressing competition problems across our economy.”[1] […]

Expectation of Privacy for Employee Work Emails

Do you have an expectation of privacy for employee work emails? Should you anticipate your employer reading your emails and other messages even if they have nothing to do with work? According to the law, yes, your employer can read your emails. And employees have no expectation of privacy in the workplace. Employers can legally […]

Delivery Workers

The COVID-19 Pandemic changed everyone’s lives.  Some changes, like working from home, online schooling, and social distancing, became prominent topics of everyday conversation.  Now, while restrictions continue to lessen on a seemingly daily basis, there is one group of people whom many took for granted during the height of the pandemic.  Those people are the […]

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