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General Employment Law

Paid Family Leave

The majority of people working in New York are eligible for Paid Family Leave. Formerly, this was called Maternity Leave but now it’s offered to both mothers and fathers. New York has the country’s strongest family leave policy. It ensures working families never need to worry about jeopardizing their jobs as a result of having […]

jury duty

Jury duty is a civic duty required of many people at some point during their adult lives. Serving on jury duty requires you to take time away from work to perform your duties. But employers cannot terminate employees for time away spent serving on a jury. There is no federal law requiring employers to pay […]

On July 29, 2021, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that it will rescind, “The Joint Employer Final Rule” which defined “joint employer” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The DOL formally published the “Rescission Final Rule” on July 30, 2021, and it becomes effective on September 28, 2021. Prior Status of […]

New Action filed in the Eastern District of New York Choukroun v. Island Exterior Fabricators LLC, Civil Case No.:21-cv-4280  On July 30, 2021, Plaintiff Choukroun filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District of New York against ISLAND EXTERIOR FABRICATORS LLC (“Defendant”), alleging upon knowledge as to himself and his own actions and upon information and […]

noncompetition agreement

On July 9, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy which provided sweeping initiatives designed to promote workers’ interests, and competition.  More specifically, the Order includes, “72 initiatives by more than a dozen federal agencies to promptly tackle some of the most pressing competition problems across our economy.”[1] […]

Expectation of Privacy for Employee Work Emails

Do you have an expectation of privacy for employee work emails? Should you anticipate your employer reading your emails and other messages even if they have nothing to do with work? According to the law, yes, your employer can read your emails. And employees have no expectation of privacy in the workplace. Employers can legally […]

Delivery Workers

The COVID-19 Pandemic changed everyone’s lives.  Some changes, like working from home, online schooling, and social distancing, became prominent topics of everyday conversation.  Now, while restrictions continue to lessen on a seemingly daily basis, there is one group of people whom many took for granted during the height of the pandemic.  Those people are the […]

wage and hour violations

Has your employer threatened to dock your wages? Did they force you to work hours for which you were not paid? Unfortunately, these hour and wage violations or variations of these violations are all too common in the workplace. If your right to wages was violated, you might receive back wages. In some cases, you […]

fired for what you listen to at work

Your employer has a right to limit what you listen to while in the workplace. Some employers have even implemented policies regarding music and other media in the workplace. If you violent this policy, your employer has a right to discipline you. What do you need to know about discrimination and music in the workplace? […]

non-compete agreements

The COVID-19 health pandemic changed a lot of things in the workplace. Some of these changes were temporary, while others continue now and are expected to continue for the foreseeable future. Do these changes apply to non-compete agreements that affect employees? What is a Non-Compete Agreement? Many employers require employees to sign non-compete agreements. Most […]

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