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What is New York’s Fair Chance Act?

What is New York’s Fair Chance Act?

New York workers are entitled to a number of benefits under various federal, state, and city laws. The Fair Chance Act is an example of this.

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New Class and Collective Action filed in the Eastern District of New York

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Campos v. Guru Teg Holding Inc., d/b/a Maharaja Farmers Market, and Akshar Holdings Inc., d/b/a Maharaja Farmers Market, and Krishna Holding Inc., d/b/a/ Maharaja Farmers Market, and Amandeep Singh a/k/a “Tony” Singh, individually, and Sunil Patel, individually

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What is the FLSA?

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The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

FLSA, which stands for the Fair Labor Standards Act, is a law that protects workers from workplace violations and practices related to wages and pay. The law created regulations that affect businesses and workers, including minimum wage guidelines and rules about overtime. In addition to wages, the FLSA also gives an explanation of what exempt and non-exempt means as it applies to employees and overtime.

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Union Picketing: Inflatable Rats Under Fire

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Labor Union Inflatable Rats Under Fire

Labor unions commonly use inflatable rats when they picket a company for using non-union labor in order to draw the attention of passersby and bring public awareness to their protest.

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New York City Becomes the First Municipality in the Country to Ban Marijuana Testing of Job Applicants

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New York City Becomes the First Municipality in the Country to Ban Marijuana Testing of Job Applicants

On May 10, 2019, the New York City Council’s bill prohibiting employers from drug testing prospective employees for marijuana and tetrahydrocannabinols (“THC,” the active ingredient in marijuana) was passed into law. The law, which is the first of its kind in the country, makes such testing an unlawful discriminatory practice under the New York City Human Rights Law.

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New Class and Collective Action filed in the Eastern District of New York Loja v. Jasco Designs, Inc., Civil Case No.: 18-cv-06190

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New Class and Collective Action filed in the Eastern District of New York

Loja v. Jasco Designs, Inc., Civil Case No.: 18-cv-06190

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What You Need to Know about New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act

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The Earned Sick Time Act in New York City

As of May 5, 2018, the New York City's Earned Sick Time Act permits employees paid time off, if they or their family members are victims of domestic violence. Such time off, referred to as “safe time” in the Act, may be utilized to address certain non-medical needs concerning domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking.

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Camilo v. Parrilla Latina Restaurant, et al., Case No.: 18-cv-09163(JPO)

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Judge grants Conditional Certification of Collective Action in the Southern District of New York

Camilo v. Parrilla Latina Restaurant, et al., Case No.: 18-cv-09163(JPO)

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Appellate Division Denies Oscar De La Renta Appeal

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Employment Discrimination Appeal Denied

Diggs v. Oscar De la Renta, L.L.C., et al., Index No: 16175/2012

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New York Lawmakers Propose Updates to Discrimination Laws

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New Anti Discrimination Laws Proposed in New York

New York lawmakers have proposed legislation that would expand the protections available to employees under the New York State Human Rights Law (“NYSHRL”). The bill, sponsored by Sen. Alessandra Biaggi and Assemblymember Aravella Simotas, is the bedrock of a package of eleven bills intended to strengthen the state’s anti-discrimination laws.

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Perez v. Four Seasons Temp Control, Inc., and Asher Putter, individually Civil Case No.: 18-cv-5918

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New Collective Action filed in the Eastern District of New York

Perez v. Four Seasons Temp Control, Inc., and Asher Putter, individually Civil Case No.: 18-cv-5918

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Sanchez v. Walker Deli Corp. d/b/a Tribeca Park Café and Sayed Abdalla, individually Civil Case No.: 1:18-cv-09321

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New Action filed in the Southern District of New York

Sanchez v. Walker Deli Corp. d/b/a Tribeca Park Café and Sayed Abdalla, individually Civil Case No.: 1:18-cv-09321

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Aquino v. Joseph’s Auto Center, Inc., and Richard Carlos Bucalo, individually, Case No.: 18-cv-2009

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Judge grants Conditional Certification of Collective Action in the Southern District of New York

Aquino v. Joseph’s Auto Center, Inc., and Richard Carlos Bucalo, individually, Case No.: 18-cv-2009

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$300,000.00 Improper Payment of Minimum Wage and Overtime Provisions Settlement

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Yazer and Gonzalez, et al. v. SSN Hotel Management, LLC d/b/a Red Roof Inn, and Shri Hari New York, LLC d/b/a Red Roof Inn, and Peter Bhaidaswala a/k/a Peter Bhai a/k/a Piyush Bhaidaswala, individually.

Docket No: 16-cv-1679(VMS), Eastern District of New York.

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Sullivan v. 10 Washington Ave. Food Inc. d/b/a Sandwich Express, and Brian Lew, individually Case No.: 19-cv-00245(JFB)(AKT)

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Judge grants Conditional Certification of Collective Action in the Eastern District of New York

Sullivan v. 10 Washington Ave. Food Inc. d/b/a Sandwich Express, and Brian Lew, individually Case No.: 19-cv-00245(JFB)(AKT)

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Am I Legally Entitled to See My Personnel File?

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Access to your personnel files

“This is going on your permanent record.”

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EEOC Releases 2018 Fiscal Year Discrimination Charge Data

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2018 Discrimination Charge Data Released by EEOC

On Monday, April 10, 2019, The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released its fiscal year (“FY”) 2018 report concerning discrimination charges. The report shows that the number of discrimination charges filed with the EEOC dropped, with one notable outlier: sexual harassment charges.

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Judge grants Conditional Certification of Collective Action Torres and Tavarez v. Bo-Mell Enterprises, Inc. Et. al

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Judge grants Conditional Certification of Collective Action in the Southern District of New YorkTorres and Tavarez v. Bo-Mell Enterprises, Inc. and Quality Auto Body & Painting Center, Inc., and Richard Cisternas, individually Case No.: 18-cv-08997

As previously reported on this website, in Torres and Tavarez v. Bo-Mell Enterprises, Inc. and Quality Auto Body & Painting Center, Inc., and Richard Cisternas, individually Civil Case No.: 18-cv-8997, on October 1, 2018, Plaintiffs Torres and Tavarez, on behalf of themselves, individually, and on behalf of all others similarly-situated, filed a collective action lawsuit against Bo-Mell Enterprises, Inc. and Quality Auto Body & Painting Center, Inc., and Richard Cisternas, individually , alleging deliberating violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the New York Labor Law (“NYLL”), including the failure of Defendants to compensate Plaintiffs for overtime wages. The claims of the case are referenced in our January 2019 blog post and are reviewed as follows:

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McQuaid v. Capital Stack, LLC, Et al. Civil Case No.: 18-cv-09230

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New Class and Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New York

McQuaid v. Capital Stack, LLC, and Eprodigy ACH, LLC, and Eprodigy Operations, LLC, and David Rubin, individually, and Brian Stulman, individually, Civil Case No.: 18-cv-09230

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New Amendments to Whistleblower Law Proposed in New York State Senate

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New Amendments to Whistleblower Law Proposed in New York State Senate

In New York State, New York Labor Law (“NYLL”) § 740 protects whistleblowing employees from retaliation for engaging in protected activity. Specifically, NYLL § 740 has a one-year statute of limitations and considers protected activity to be when an employee reports, or threatens to report, a policy or practice of the employer to a supervisor or public body that is in violation of law, rule or regulation and creates and presents a substantial and specific danger to the public health or safety, or which constitutes health care fraud.

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