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General Employment Law Page 10

Sick Time Off Have you taken time off from work for illness and your employer is questioning your actions or requiring proof of an illness? There are instances in which this is legal and times when it is not permitted. The rules governing what your employer can and cannot do depend on the type of […]

About Drug and Alcohol Addiction in the Workplace The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is designed to protect people with disabilities. Though many assume this pertains to alcohol and drug addiction, it only does under certain circumstances. So what does this mean? Under the ADA, alcohol abuse is considered a disability and any employer governed […]

New York Employment Law Class and Collective Action filed in the Eastern District of New York Vilchez v. Violette’s cellar, LLC, and Roberto Hernandez, individually Civil Case No.: 18-cv-06832 On November 30, 2018, Plaintiff Mr. Vilchez, on behalf of himself, individually, and on behalf of all others similarly-situated, filed a collective action lawsuit in the […]

Judge grants Conditional Certification of Collective Overtime Wages Action in the Eastern District of New York Pena v. Big Mack Painting Corp. et al.; Case No.: 19-cv-00265 On January 14, 2019, Lead Plaintiff, Mr. Pena, on behalf of himself, individually, and on behalf of all others similarly-situated, filed a collective action lawsuit in the United […]

What expecting parents expect in the workplace. Becoming a parent can lead to many questions regarding work and career. This is especially true during the early stages of parenthood, beginning with the first announcement of pregnancy to maternity and paternity leave and the weeks and months following that time away. In the past, employers were […]

What is a non-compete agreement and how does it work? Non-compete agreements were created to protect businesses from losing information that was vital to their bottom line if employees took jobs with competing companies. Businesses knew there was a risk when executives with information related to trade secrets and other “insider info” were lured away […]

Employers are not allowed to retaliate against immigrant employees in New York On July 27, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that prohibits employers in New York State from retaliating against employees by contacting or threatening to contact immigration authorities. The measure also extends the protection to threats or actions against an […]

Report Workplace Harassment A variety of things occur in workplaces across the country every day that might be questionable, but not all of them are breaking any laws. Many of these occurrences aren’t even unethical or warrant filing a report with human resources – they’re simply things that get on your nerves or make you […]

Getting Fired For Activities Outside of the Workplace Today, with the widespread use of social media, it’s easy for anyone to know what anyone else is doing at any time. People are sharing more of their personal lives and in many ways, people have become less concerned about actions that might be perceived negatively. But […]

What does Just Cause and At-Will Employment Mean? In every state except for Montana, the default rule for terms and conditions of employment is the “at-will” doctrine. This means that an employer can terminate an employee for any reason or for no reason at all, and in turn, the employee can resign at any time […]

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