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General Employment Law

$50,000.00 – Wage & Hour Violations

Morales Medina v. JMT Restaurant Corp., et al., Case No: CV 20-5753(SJF)(SIL) Firm Forces Pizzeria to Forfeit Judgment in the amount of $50,000.00 – Wage & Hour Violations – Firm represented a former employee against JMT Restaurant Corp., d/b/a Louie’s Pizzeria, a pizzeria, for unpaid overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act […]

New York State Paid Sick Leave Law

This past fall, the New York State Paid Sick Leave Law went into effect. Under the new law employers statewide must provide paid or unpaid sick leave to their employees. New York City’s Earned Sick and Safe Time Act (ESSTA) already required city employers to provide paid or unpaid sick and safe time to employees. […]

caregiver protection

New York City’s Human Rights Law now includes protection for individuals who qualify as caregivers. The extension of the existing law now protects anyone who falls under “caregiver status.” Who Qualifies as a Caregiver? NYC’s Human Rights Law includes a definition section to help people determine whether or not they are protected under the law. […]

Fast Food Workers

On January 5, 2021, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the “Just Cause” Worker Protection Bills for fast-food workers.  Under the new Fair Workweek Law, fast-food employers located in New York City are required to give their workers predictable work schedules and the opportunity to work newly available shifts before hiring new workers.  Employers must provide […]

NYC Autmated Hiring

A new proposal could regulate the automated hiring process in New York City. As a result of the law, employers utilizing an algorithm would need to disclose if they used software in the hiring process. Additionally, software sellers would need to conduct a yearly audit that would ensure there is no inadvertent illegal discrimination. Also […]

Wages

Deas v. Alba Carting & Demolition, Inc., et al.; Case No.:1:17-cv-03947-DCF $1,500,000.00 – Wage & Hour Violations – Firm represented a collective of employees and former employees against Alba Carting & Demolition, Inc., a demolition corporation for unpaid, overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor law.  Generally, the […]

just-cause law

There’s been much discussion recently about raising the minimum wage and providing fast-food and other hourly workers with a living wage. But wages aren’t the only concern facing workers. Wages are a moot point for someone fired without cause. New York City’s Just-Cause law offers protection and ends the risk of termination without reason. The […]

should i report my employer

Issues related to workplace health and safety are more important than ever. But what if your employer isn’t following safety guidelines? Should you file a report if your employer is putting you and your co-workers at risk? According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the answer is “yes.” The organization protects the safety […]

work from home

As millions of workers continue to work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some employers are welcoming their staff back to retain some sense of normalcy.  Part of that normalcy is re-enforcing workplace dress codes that may have been relaxed while employees worked from home.  Generally, employers are legally allowed to regulate their employees’ […]

age discrimination

Age discrimination is one of the most common forms of discrimination in the workplace. How do you know if you’re a victim and what should you do if you’re affected? What is Age Discrimination? Under federal law, age discrimination is the negative treatment of an employee over 40 years old due solely to his or […]

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