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Peña v. Burnside Food Corp. d/b/a C-TOWN SUPERMARKETS (“C-Town”) and George Guzman, individually Case No.: 18-cv-01687

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New Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New YorkPeña v. Burnside Food Corp. d/b/a C-TOWN SUPERMARKETS (“C-Town”) and George Guzman, individually  Case No.: 18-cv-01687

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Do You Have Concerns about Your Employer Breaking the Law? What You Need to Know about Whistleblowing

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If you work for an employer you are sure operates above-the-board and is entirely ethical, you should consider it a blessing. Not everyone is this lucky. Some employees, even when they are happy in their work and do not intend to do so, discover their employers are doing something unethical or outright breaking the law.

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The End of Forced Arbitration in Sexual Harassment Claims Draws Near

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Recent media coverage related to sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior in the workplace has lawmakers paying attention. Now, there are efforts underway to put an end to employers forcing employees to arbitrate matters related to sexual harassment out of court.

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New Whistleblower Protections for Federal Employees Take Effect

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On October 26, 2017, the Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 was passed into law. The new law provides more protections for whistleblowers that report fraud, waste, and abuse in the federal government. Some of these protections include: providing the Office of Special Counsel more access to information in order to fully conduct investigations into whistleblower firings; informing federal employees of their rights as whistleblowers; providing managers with training on whistleblower protections; tougher penalties against supervisors who retaliate against whistleblowers; and better protections for probationary employees fired for whistleblowing.

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Are Employees Legally Entitled to Meal Breaks?

Most of us can imagine it in our heads – construction workers sitting on the side of the road digging into their lunch pails, or people in business suits heading out to grab a bite of something nearby, enjoying the sun before returning to finish the workday.

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Deas v. Alba Carting & Demolition, Inc., Alba Services Inc., and Andrew Horan Case No. 1:17-cv-03947-RA

New Collective Action granted in the Southern District of New YorkDeas v. Alba Carting & Demolition, Inc., Alba Services Inc., and Andrew Horan Case No. 1:17-cv-03947-RA

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What You Need to Know about OSHA

OSHA, which stands for the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, is responsible for overseeing safety and health in the workplace. The organization has a number of rules and regulations focused on creating and maintaining a safe work environment. The agency is concerned about both the physical and emotional well-being of our US employees.

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Liriano v. Quatro Amici, Inc. d/b/a Paradiso Ristorante & Pizzeria and Diego Stornello Docket No: 18-cv-00134

New Collective Action Filed in the Eastern District of New YorkLiriano v. Quatro Amici, Inc. d/b/a Paradiso Ristorante & Pizzeria and Diego Stornello Docket No: 18-cv-00134

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How to Deal with Bullying in the Workplace

Inappropriate behavior in the workplace has been a hot topic in the news lately, but calling attention to the trend can only go so far when it comes to your own personal situation.

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Minimum Wage Increase: Good News for Long Island Workers

Good news for workers on Long Island. Effective December 31, 2017, the minimum wage on Long Island will increase from $10.00 to $11.00 for 2018. For fast food workers, the minimum wage on Long Island will increase from $10.75 to $11.75. The law also requires employers to post a notice issued by the Department of Labor summarizing the minimum wage provisions “in a conspicuous place” in their establishment, pursuant to 12 NYCRR §142-2.8. Moreover, under New York State Labor Law § 195.1, employers must issue to their employees a “Notice and Acknowledgement of Pay Rate and Pay Day” to reflect the employees’ new rate of pay, if it is increasing under the new minimum wage.

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Keeping Notes: What to Record If You’re Being Harassed

One of the most important things you can do if you are struggling with harassment at work is to keep a log of events.

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Recent Developments in Explosive Lawsuit That Claims That Organs Were Taken From Patients Prematurely Declared Dead

Patrick McMahon v. New York Organ Donor Network, Index No: 156669/2012The New York Organ Donor Network is trying to block a judge’s order to release medical records to a whistleblower who claims the group pushed hospital staff to declare patients brain dead so their body parts could be harvested.

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Religious Harassment: Am I a Victim?

There are numerous different types of harassment that can occur within a workplace. It’s possible for employees to be harassed based on a variety of factors and one of them is religion.

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Luis A. Rosario v. Baldwin Tavern Inc. d/b/a/ Kitty O’Hara, et al. Docket No: 17-cv-5879-SJF-ARL

New Collective Action filed in the Eastern District of New YorkLuis A. Rosario v. Baldwin Tavern Inc. d/b/a/ Kitty O’Hara, et al. Docket No: 17-cv-5879-SJF-ARL

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Yoselin Del Rosario Lopez De Paz v. Troy Nurseries, Inc., et al. Docket No: 17-cv-6622-LDW-ARL

New Collective Action filed in the Eastern District of New YorkYoselin Del Rosario Lopez De Paz v. Troy Nurseries, Inc., et al. Docket No: 17-cv-6622-LDW-ARL

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Esperanza v. Dyckman Bar, Corp. et al Case No.: 1:17-CV-08766

New Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New YorkEsperanza v. Dyckman Bar, Corp. et al Case No.: 1:17-CV-08766

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Workplace Retaliation: What You Need to Know

Despite laws in place to protect employees against discrimination and harassment in the workplace, there are still people who don’t report their experiences because they are afraid of what could happen to them.

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Help! I’m a Victim of Mental Harassment in the Workplace!

Most people understand that many forms of harassment are illegal in the workplace, but they might not be aware that laws regarding harassment might also apply to the mental or emotional variety.

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Gittens v. 7-Eleven, Inc. Docket No.: 2:17-CV-06378

New Class and Collective Action filed in the Eastern District of New YorkGittens v. 7-Eleven, Inc. Docket No.: 2:17-CV-06378

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Chavez et al v. Morano Landscape Garden Designs, LTD. et al Case No.: 7:17-CV-08484

New Collective/ Class Action for Landscapers of Morano Landscape Garden Designs, Ltd. et al. Filed in the Southern District of New YorkChavez et al v. Morano Landscape Garden Designs, LTD. et a.l Case No.: 7:17-CV-08484

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