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Judge Kavanaugh’s Potential Impact on Employment Law

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While it is certainly no sure thing that Judge Kavanaugh is going to get confirmed to the Supreme Court in light of the sexual assault allegations against him, if he is indeed confirmed, it will change the balance of the Court for possibly decades to come. Judge Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Court will affect the outcome and shape the landscape of the interpretation of laws governing illegal conduct in the workplace.

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Castilla v. KNS Building Restoration, INC., and Dennis Doceti, individually Civil Case No.: 1:18-cv-03838

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New Class and Collective Action filed in the Eastern District of New YorkCastilla v. KNS Building Restoration, INC., and Dennis Doceti, individually Civil Case No.: 1:18-cv-03838

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Religious Discrimination in the Workplace: What You Should Know

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Despite efforts to prevent all types of discrimination in the workplace, people are still harassed and abused on a regular basis while working. Discrimination on a religious basis is no exception. Individuals are still treated differently in the workplace because of their religious beliefs and practices, even though the law is supposed to prevent this from happening.

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New York City Council Amends Fair Workweek Law

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The New York City Council recently amended the Fair Workweek Law, effective July 18, 2018, to allow employees to make two temporary schedule changes each calendar year for personal events. Qualifying personal events include: care for a child under 18, care for a household member who depends on the employee for medical care or the needs of daily living, legal proceedings involving a family member, or any reason that an employee may use leave under the NYC Paid Sick Leave Law.

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Judge grants Conditional Certification of Collective Action in the Southern District of New York | Fernandez v. Catholic Guardian Services, Craig Longley, individually, Grace Poppe, individually, and Dolores Ortiz, individually, Civil Case No.: 17-cv-03161-ER

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Judge grants Conditional Certification of Collective Action in the Southern District of New YorkFernandez v. Catholic Guardian Services, Craig Longley, individually, Grace Poppe, individually, and Dolores Ortiz, individually, Civil Case No.: 17-cv-03161-ER

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Whistleblowers Face Challenges in Addition to Backlash in the Workplace

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Discovering workplace wrongdoing can lead to stress, but there are protections in place that prevent the backlash against you for accusing your employer of breaking the law. Unfortunately, these protections only go so far and many whistleblowers find themselves mired in stress and anxiety when faced with the decision to report wrongdoing against their employer.

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New York Expands Rights for Civil Service Workers

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On September 7, 2017, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an amendment to Civil Service Law Section 75 extending notice and hearing rights to “Labor Class” employees after five years of continuous service. Previously, Labor Class employees (who were not veterans or exempt volunteer firefighters) were not afforded the right to written disciplinary charges and a hearing when facing charges that could impose a reprimand, fine, suspension without pay, demotion, or termination. After the recent amendment, all Labor Class employees with five years of continuous service will receive the protections of Civil Service Law Section 75, entitling them to a disciplinary notice and hearing. These protections are effective as of September 7, 2018, and Labor Class employees should familiarize themselves with their new rights; a brief outline is provided below.

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Lopez v. 1923 Sneaker, Inc. d/b/a “Air Kicks” and Youkyung Choi, individually Case No.: 18-cv-03828

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New Collective Action filed in the Eastern District of New YorkLopez v. 1923 Sneaker, Inc. d/b/a “Air Kicks” and Youkyung Choi, individually  Case No.: 18-cv-03828

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Douglas v. Anthem Productions, LLC d/b/a Anthem Sound, Stage, and Lighting, and Advanced Audio Technology, LLC d/b/a Anthem SSL, and Evaggelos Poulos a/k/a Angelo Poulos, individually, and Joseph Lodi, individually, and Jason Ojeda, individually Case No.: 1:18-cv-05789

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New Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New YorkDouglas v. Anthem Productions, LLC d/b/a Anthem Sound, Stage, and Lighting, and Advanced Audio Technology, LLC d/b/a Anthem SSL, and Evaggelos Poulos a/k/a Angelo Poulos, individually, and Joseph Lodi, individually, and Jason Ojeda, individually Case No.: 1:18-cv-05789

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“Marital Status” Discrimination under the New York City Human Rights Law Expanded by the Appellate Division

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Decisions issued by both federal courts and state courts in New York have recognized that the New York City Human Rights Law (“City HRL”) is far more expansive than other state and federal laws protecting employees from discrimination. The Appellate Division, First Department again affirmed this notion on September 6, 2018 in its recent decision in Morse v. Fidessa Corp.

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New York’s Stop Sexual Harassment Law

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Once again, New York has taken the lead on legal issues in the workplace and is doing what it can to discourage sexual harassment on the job.

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Brown v. KA Investigations–Security, LLC Civil Case No.: 1:18-cv-05520

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New Class and Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New YorkBrown v. KA Investigations–Security, LLC Civil Case No.: 1:18-cv-05520

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What You Need to Know About Salary History Bans

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Around the country, cities and states have begun to pass laws that ban prospective employers from asking job applicants for their salary history.

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Firm Secures Settlement In The Amount Of $1,500,000.00 On Behalf Of Plaintiffs In Overtime Case

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Jordan v. MV Transportation, Inc., and MV Contract Transportation, Inc., and Michelaire Phanor, an individual, et al., Index #: 513422/2016, New York State Supreme Court, Kings County

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Judge grants Conditional Certification of Collective Action in the Eastern District of New York - Ramirez v. El Potrero Sport Bar, Inc.

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Judge grants Conditional Certification of Collective Action in the Eastern District of New YorkRamirez v. El Potrero Sport Bar, Inc., Case No.: 18-cv-964

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Managing partner Michael J. Borrelli opines on Newsday query

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Highly skilled and experienced lawyer in all areas of employment law, Managing Partner Michael J. Borrelli discusses various aspects of employee rights concerning wage and hour matters in Newsday. To read more about this and other employment issues on the Help Wanted column of Carrie Mason-Draffen, click the link below:https://www.newsday.com/business/workplace-questions-labor-laws-1.20688747

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Argudo v. Maletona Corp. d/b/a Fino Ristorante Italiano, and Peter G. Vulaj, individually Civil Case No.: 1:18-cv-06017

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New Action filed in the Southern District of New YorkArgudo v. Maletona Corp. d/b/a Fino Ristorante Italiano, and Peter G. Vulaj, individually Civil Case No.: 1:18-cv-06017

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What You Need to Know about Minimum Wage Law in New York

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Most states have a minimum wage that employers are required to pay employees and New York is no exception.

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Ametepe v. Peak Time Parking, Corp., and FIH Enterprise Inc., and Sam Dar Enterprises Inc., and Zafar Majeed, individually, and Fayyaz Khan, individually, and Naveed Anjum, individually, and Mustafa Ali Khandwalla, individually Case No.: 1:18-cv-05384

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New Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New YorkAmetepe v. Peak Time Parking, Corp., and FIH Enterprise Inc., and Sam Dar Enterprises Inc., and Zafar Majeed, individually, and Fayyaz Khan, individually, and Naveed Anjum, individually, and Mustafa Ali Khandwalla, individually  Case No.: 1:18-cv-05384

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Flores v. New City Lawn & Landscape, Inc., and Joseph Monteferrante, individually Case No.: 7:18-cv-05456

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New Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New YorkFlores v. New City Lawn & Landscape, Inc., and Joseph Monteferrante, individually Case No.: 7:18-cv-05456

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