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New Action filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York County of Suffolk Trejo and Gomez v. Fratelli’s Italian Eatery, Inc. d/b/a Fratelli’s of Stony Brook, and Claude Cardin, individually, and Edward Grimm, individually, Index No.:602060/2021  On February 4, 2021, Plaintiffs Trejo and Gomez filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court of […]

Saint Clare’s Health, a division of Prime Healthcare Services (“Saint Clare’s”), which operates two hospitals in Morris County, New Jersey, has allegedly violated federal law by engaging in unlawful employment practices by withdrawing a new employee’s job offer and refusing to accommodate her disability, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) charged in a lawsuit filed […]

Wages

Deas v. Alba Carting & Demolition, Inc., et al.; Case No.:1:17-cv-03947-DCF $1,500,000.00 – Wage & Hour Violations – Firm represented a collective of employees and former employees against Alba Carting & Demolition, Inc., a demolition corporation for unpaid, overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor law.  Generally, the […]

just-cause law

There’s been much discussion recently about raising the minimum wage and providing fast-food and other hourly workers with a living wage. But wages aren’t the only concern facing workers. Wages are a moot point for someone fired without cause. New York City’s Just-Cause law offers protection and ends the risk of termination without reason. The […]

Wages

New Action filed in the Eastern District Of New York Eliacin v. Staff Pro, Inc., d/b/a Allied Universal Event Services, Civil Case No.:21-cv-00440 On January 26, 2021, Plaintiff Eliacin filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court Eastern District of New York against STAFF PRO d/b/a ALLIED UNIVERSAL EVENT SERVICES (“Defendant”), alleging upon knowledge […]

should i report my employer

Issues related to workplace health and safety are more important than ever. But what if your employer isn’t following safety guidelines? Should you file a report if your employer is putting you and your co-workers at risk? According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the answer is “yes.” The organization protects the safety […]

Fair Chance Act

The New York City Fair Chance Act (“FCA”), which took effect in October 2015, generally prohibits New York City employers from inquiring about an applicant’s or employee’s criminal conviction record before a conditional offer of employment has been made.  Under the FCA, employers are also prohibited from searching public records to obtain information related to […]

work from home

As millions of workers continue to work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some employers are welcoming their staff back to retain some sense of normalcy.  Part of that normalcy is re-enforcing workplace dress codes that may have been relaxed while employees worked from home.  Generally, employers are legally allowed to regulate their employees’ […]

age discrimination

Age discrimination is one of the most common forms of discrimination in the workplace. How do you know if you’re a victim and what should you do if you’re affected? What is Age Discrimination? Under federal law, age discrimination is the negative treatment of an employee over 40 years old due solely to his or […]

There are many protections in place to prevent discrimination in the workplace, but are there any protections for those addicted to opioids? What the ADA Says about Addiction The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) offers no protection for the ongoing use of illegal narcotics. However, those who are in recovery do have protection. It doesn’t […]

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