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Sick Leave

The New York Sick Leave Law, effective September 30, 2020, amends the New York Labor Law by adding Section 196-b, mandating that many New York employers provide paid sick leave (SB 7506B, Part J)[1].  Specifically, employees may start to accrue sick leave starting September 30, 2020, and may use the accrued sick leave starting January […]

Marijuana Drug Tests and Job Applications Marijuana laws have begun to shift in recent years. Not only does this affect how use of the drug is handled in general when it comes to legal issues, it also means employers must alter their approach to marijuana use by employees. However, just because the use of a […]

Home for Children

Judge grants Conditional Certification of Collective Action in the Southern District of New York Baez and Santana v. Cayuga Home for Children; Case No.: 20-cv-02912 As previously reported on this website, in Baez et al v. Cayuga Home for Children; Case Number:1:20-cv-02912-MKV, on April 8, 2020, Lead Plaintiffs, Ms. Baez and Ms. Santana, on behalf […]

Violations of the New York State Labor Law

New York Employment Law Firm Represents a Collective Group of Drivers Firm represented a collective group of drivers against their former employer, a business that provides limousine, sprinter, bus, and other transportation services to individuals in the State of New York.  Defendant retained a substantial portion of the gratuities that its customers intended for its […]

Independent Contractor vs. Employee On August 10, 2020, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ethan P. Schulman recently ordered Uber and Lyft to classify its drivers as employees, in a startling upset to the multimillion-dollar rideshare companies that base their business models on working with drivers as independent contractors rather than hiring them as employees.  Judge […]

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) has been enacted to temporarily extend the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) in order to support families due to sudden school and childcare changes.  Although many parents were able to manage working while taking care of […]

Diaz v. KC Plumbing

New Action filed in the Eastern District of New York Diaz v. KC Plumbing, LLC, and Kolbe Coto-Cruz, individually, Civil Case No.: 19-cv-04321-DLI-CLP On July 26, 2019, Plaintiff Diaz filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court Eastern District of New York against KC PLUMBING, LLC (“KC”), and KOLBE COTO-CRUZ, individually, (“Coto,” and together […]


New Action filed in the District of New Jersey Cocco v. Stratas Foods LLC, d/b/a Admiration Foods, et al. Civil Case No.: 19-15979 (KM) On July 29, 2019, Plaintiff Cocco filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey against STRATAS FOODS LLC, d/b/a ADMIRATION FOODS (“Admiration”), and ROBINSON PEREZ, […]


Wage and Hour Law Imagine working hard for your employer only to learn you won’t be paid for your work. It sounds like a nightmare, but it happens more often than people realize. Luckily, there are laws in place that protect workers’ pay and ensure they receive the wage they deserve. According to information from […]

rights for all

New York’s Human Rights Law Extends Protection to Small Businesses The majority of federal laws protecting employees apply only to medium to large-sized businesses. This means that the millions of people who are employed by small businesses across the country do not receive the same protection that others receive just because their employer is smaller. […]


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