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Portilla v. Bridgehampton Stone, Inc.; and Bridgehampton Stone & Brick, Inc., Et al, Civil Case No.: 17-cv-2549(JMA)(AYS)

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

Portilla v. Bridgehampton Stone, Inc.; and Bridgehampton Stone & Brick, Inc., and Daniel Messina, an individual, and Cesar Villansaca, an individual, Civil Case No.: 17-cv-2549(JMA)(AYS)

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Conditional Certification of Collective Action - Douglas v. Anthem Productions, LLC d/b/a Anthem Sound, Stage, and Lighting, Et al. Case No 18-cv-05789(VEC)

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

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.: 18-cv-05789(VEC)

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Camilo and Mejia v. Parrilla Latina Restaurant, Inc., Et al. Civil Case No.: 18-cv-09163

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New Class and Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New YorkCamilo and Mejia v. Parrilla Latina Restaurant, Inc., and 2501 Webster Restaurant Corp., and Ysidro Ramirez, individually, and Tomasa Izaquirre, individually Civil Case No.: 18-cv-09163

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Paid Time Off (PTO) Changes in New York Could Be on the Horizon

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New York Proposes Changes to Paid Time Off Rules

Paid time off (PTO) is a term used to describe time employees are entitled to pay when they are away from work. PTO is sometimes categorized more specifically as sick time or vacation time or by other similar terms, but this is becoming increasingly less popular.

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OSHA “Repeals” Obama-era Safety Rule

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OSHA Rule Appealed

On January 25, the Trump administration officially repealed sections of an Occupational Health and Safety Administration (“OSHA”) rule enacted by the Obama administration regarding the tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses.

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Riley v. Tastee Pattee, Ltd., and Thomas Patterson, individually, and Michael A. Patterson, individually, Civil Case No.: 18-cv-05562

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

Riley v. Tastee Pattee, Ltd., and Thomas Patterson, individually, and Michael A. Patterson, individually, Civil Case No.: 18-cv-05562

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How to Know If You Were Wrongfully Terminated

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Were you Wrongfully Terminated?

Job termination is a fact of life. Employees are let go all the time and in many cases, the reasons for termination are justified.

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The New NYC Lactation Room Laws

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NYC New Lactation Law Room Law Will be in Effect on March 18, 2019

In late 2018, New York City passed two new laws requiring employers with 15 or more employees to: 1) provide a lactation room for breastfeeding employees; and 2) establish an accommodation request process and policies for nursing employees. These new laws are set to take effect on March 18, 2019, and provide protections specifically for employees that have recently given birth and need to breastfeed or use a breast pump for expressing breast milk.

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

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Brininger v. Fred A. Cook, Jr., Inc., and Brian F. Cook, individually, Civil Case No.: 18-cv-4579(CS)

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New Jersey Minimum Wage Set to Increase

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New Jersey Minimum Wage Will Increase to $15.00 per hour for most employees by 2024

On February 4, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law a bill passed by the New Jersey Legislature that will raise the New Jersey minimum wage to $15.00 per hour for most employees by 2024.

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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

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New Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New YorkTorres and Tavarez v. Bo-Mell Enterprises, Inc. and Quality Auto Body & Painting Center, Inc., and Richard Cisternas, individuallyCivil Case No.: 18-cv-8997

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New York Adds Gender Expression as Protected Class

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Gender Expression is Protected

On January 15, 2019, the New York State legislature passed the Gender Expression Nondiscrimination Act (“GENDA”) which adds “gender identity and expression” to the protected categories of the New York State Human Rights Law (“NYSHRL”). Currently, the NYSHRL prohibits discrimination based on sex and sexual orientation but courts have not interpreted this category to extend to discrimination based on gender identity or expression. With the passage of GENDA, and pending Governor Cuomo’s expected signature, the NYSHRL will prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and expression, extending significant protections to transgender and gender variant individuals across the state.

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Federal Employees Challenge Working Without Pay During Government Shutdown

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Challenge to Working Without Pay During Government Shutdown by Federal Workers Begins

In the midst of the longest federal government shutdown in American history, approximately 800,000 federal employees have been negatively impacted. Many of these workers have been deemed “non-essential” and have been furloughed (sent home without pay) until the government reopens. However, those employees that are deemed “essential” (think Border Patrol and Transportation Security Administration agents, and air traffic controllers) are required to work without pay. As the shutdown continues, President Trump has recalled approximately 46,000 previously-furloughed employees back to work, mostly from the Internal Revenue Service, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Federal Aviation Administration. More may be recalled in the coming days and weeks.

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Judge grants Conditional Certification of a Nation-Wide Collective Action in the Southern District of New York Sealock v. Covance Market Access Services, Inc.

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Judge grants Conditional Certification of a Nation-Wide Collective Action in the Southern District of New YorkSealock v. Covance Market Access Services, Inc., Civil Case No.: 17-cv-05857-JMF

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What You Need to Know about the New York’s Freelance Isn’t Free Act

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New York’s Freelance Isn’t Free Act

New York’s Freelance Isn’t Free Act, officially titled Establishing Protections for Freelance Workers Act is a New York City law created to protect workers. Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the law in an effort to strengthen protections for freelance workers.

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Alvarez v. Cambridge Kitchens MFG Inc. and Neoklis Vasiliades, individually Civil Case No.: 18-cv-05419

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New Collective Action filed in the Eastern District of New YorkAlvarez v. Cambridge Kitchens MFG Inc. and Neoklis Vasiliades, individually Civil Case No.: 18-cv-05419

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Feldman v. Malba Gardens Owners Corp., and Direct Management Corp., and Jake Demosthenous, individually Civil Case No.: 1:18-cv-05095

Building Maintenance

New Action filed in the Eastern District of New YorkFeldman v. Malba Gardens Owners Corp., and Direct Management Corp., and Jake Demosthenous, individually Civil Case No.: 1:18-cv-05095

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What You Need to Know about New York’s Temporary Schedule Change Law

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New York’s Temporary Schedule Change Law

In July 2018, a New York City law went into effect that made it a requirement for employers to grant up to two temporary schedule changes for employees dealing with “personal events.”

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New York State Department of Labor submits proposed regulations on employee scheduling

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New York regulations on employee scheduling proposed

On December 12, 2018, the New York State Department submitted proposed regulations on employee scheduling for public comment. These proposed regulations require employers to compensate employees for unscheduled shifts, canceled shifts and “on-call” shifts.

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Rodriguez v. 149 Street Food Corp. d/b/a Fine Fare Supermarket, and 675 Morris Ave Food Corp. d/b/a Fine Fare Supermarket, and Franklin Pimentel, individually, and Daisy Pimentel, individually, and Rigo Delgado, individually Civil Case No.: 1:18-cv-07933

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

Rodriguez v. 149 Street Food Corp. d/b/a Fine Fare Supermarket, and 675 Morris Ave Food Corp. d/b/a Fine Fare Supermarket, and Franklin Pimentel, individually, and Daisy Pimentel, individually, and Rigo Delgado, individually Civil Case No.: 1:18-cv-07933

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